Looking for designers is a project aimed to find young textile designers from all over Europe, who are determinated to become the textile professionals of tomorrow.
This year Marzotto Group received about 500 applications: 40% from Italy and 60% from European and Extra- european countries, from the most important schools and University of fashion and textile design such as Central St Martins, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brighton University, Iuav di Venezia, Polimoda e Ied di Milano, Institute Francaise de la Mode di Parigi, École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, London College of Fashion, Chelsea College of Arts, Domus Academy Milano, Istituto Marangoni Milano, Naba Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Politecnico di Milano, La Cambre Arts Visuels Bruxelles e molte altre.
The selection eveluated applicants’ qualification and their level of creativity and knowledge that should appear in the projects presented in the portfolio.
Ratti will host two of the finalist candidates, from Central St. Martins of London University and Accademia Costume e Moda of Rome.
The selected candidates will follow a training programme to acquire specific competences: first they will stay in the production area as printing, weaving and finishing and then they will be integrated in the style department of the companies of the Group where they will collaborate with Product Managers for a specific project.
At the end of the internship, the best designers will be offered a position as apprentice, with an occupation in the style area of the Group.