Borders: A Flash of Italian Fashion – Sustainability, Inclusivity, Individuality

May 20, 2019 563

BY: Bianca Waechter

The opening of Borders: A flash of New Italian Fashion took place above the Chelsea Market Passage on the Highline. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate General, Italian Trade Commission in New York (ICE) and Italian Embassy in Washington DC, is open to the general public all of May 17thBordersis part of a series of events by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development to enhance Italy’s visibility abroad. And what better place than New York City and the Highline, which has become a symbol of industrial reuse and environmental sustainability?

The exhibition features four Italian brands: M1229, Magliano, United Standard and Vitelli Maglieria Italiana. The clothes are showcased on biodegradable mannequins by Bonaveri, surrounded by LED lights. There is also screening of a new video, shot in Apulia with local youths, directed by Francesco Petroni. The video features the four brands. 

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