After the success of past editions, Camera Nazionale della Moda has launched the sixth edition of Milano Moda Graduate, the event dedicated to the excellence of Italian fashion schools that was held on 27 September 2020 at La Permanente, during the Milan Fashion Week.
Through the Milano Moda Graduate project, CNMI supports new talents by creating a rich and favorable environment that introduces emerging young people to the world of work, and by offering an important networking opportunity, a platform in which to learn, discuss and get noticed by experts. of the sector.
Among the 6 finalists in the fashion design category: Davide Panzeri (Istituto Marangoni), who created 6 outfits with the fabrics offered by Ratti.
For the first edition of Milan Fashion Digital Week, Valextra has created an installation in collaboration with Ratti, presented in the Via Manzoni flagship store and through a short film. Sailing Through Times tells the story of an imaginary sea journey, featuring Valextra’s most iconic bag, the Iside, as sailing boats. With its rigid, architectural trapeze shape, the Iside has become Valextra’s most popular model and a symbol of its craftsmanship prowess, design-focused and uncompromising approach, and timeless attitude to style.
Ratti and Valextra share many things in common: both founded between the two World Wars in Lombardia, by stubborn and visionary entrepreneurs who rooted their companies in creativity, innovation, quality and craftmanship excellence. This shared heritage led us to remain on top of our game for so many decades and respected by the industry as the best in class.
The Sailing Through Times installation combines 10 colorful graphic sails selected among patterns from the 60s, 70s and 80s, found in the rich Ratti archives. The sails accompany over 300 different Iside bags (featuring over 45 colours and 4 sizes), as symbol of sailing boats facing the sea.
The Ratti silk pieces represent friendly sails helping Valextra navigate through today’s troubled waters, colorfully blowing in the wind and leading us towards new, exciting adventures. Sailing through times, through the good and difficult ones, together.
Watch the video: Sailing through times
Ratti supports Solstudio Textile Design in “Textile Design Talents 2019”
The company Solstudio Textile Group is holding the second contest for young textile designers: a competition targeted to international textile designers and aiming to draw the attention of all branch professionals to them, and create conditions for better application and development of their outstanding capabilities in the industry.
The competition declares a broad understanding of textile design, combining that notion with surface design: from pattern creation for fabric and clothing to ornaments used in interior environment, accessories, footwear and any other surfaces related to main trends of fashion and light industry development.
Applications will be collected from 15 November 2018 to 17 February 2019 on solstudiodesign.com . Contest winners will be announced and awarded on 19 March 2019.
The competition brought together a strong international jury: Alessandro Colombo, B.U. Director RATTI S.p.A., Italy; Elsa May, Fashion department Première Vision, France; Izabel Wharton, Editor, print & graphics WGSN, England; David Shah, Publisher & CEO Metropolitan Publishing BV, Netherland; Giovanni Ottonello, Art director IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy. Also there are Russian leading textile specialists.
The main prize for the contest winner is one-week paid practical training at Ratti S.p.A.
After the success of the past editions, Ratti, one of the major players in the production of printed fabrics since 1945, chooses to be a partner with Camera Moda Italia and the best designers of Italian fashion schools.
At the end of the training course, the eight talents were asked to create a collection for the catwalk, respecting production lead time, the complex and dynamic fashion industry organism and, last but not least, gaging for the first time with the world of work. Ratti has been next to them in the choice of fabrics, to shape their ideas and creativity for the purpose of cultivating their talent, providing, at the same time, an opportunity to open up to a world of beauty, content and values.
Choosing Ratti means being able to associate with a savoir-faire craftsmanship that nevertheless opens up to trends and the needs of young talents in the constant search for excellence and exclusivity that are nourished by ethical and aesthetic values. Ratti combines the perfect balance between technological innovation and stylistic research, responsibility towards people and the environment, offering a range of fabrics and prints of extraordinary uniqueness and beauty.
From the love for excellence, from the deep respect for the harmony between quality and elegance, sorts Ratti the privileged choice of the most important fashion houses in the world.
Ratti together with Camera Moda for Milano Moda Graduate represents an active engagement of Italian fashion in empowering talent.
Watch the video: Milano Moda Graduate
A selection of outfit made with Ratti fabrics:
In occasion of the new edition of Convivio, the most important Italian charity market in the fashion world, Ratti participates with its bandanas representing the themes of the Convivio logo, worn by volunteers and put on sale from June 6th to 10th 2018.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of this – says Doni Ratti, president of the company – when it comes to charity the words are too many while the contributions become essential “.
In Ratti, we have always tried to put people before each aspect, nourish talents, cultivating ambitions and trying, in every way, to make our workplace a familiar one. It would be absurd, in fact, to talk about style, elegance and quality of Ratti’s prints, leaving out instead the human touch behind each fabric. For these reasons, Ratti is besides Convivio with 2.500 themed bandanas. We depend on each other in many ways, so that we can no longer live in isolated communities, but we must share, the good fortune we wish. Although Italy is going through a moment of demanding economy and social life, it is no longer possible to pursue selfishly believes without caring about the other’s needs. Convivio represents, once again, a turning point: 5 days of solidarity shopping with the aim of raising funds to never stop bravely dealing with a delicate issue such as fight against AIDS.
The funds raised during the Convivio period will be given to ANLAIDS, a section of Lombardy that has been operating in the region for over 30 years, supporting research and prevention, social-health assistance and not just for a moment, to keep alert on the problem alive of the spread of the virus.
The story that makes Ratti a leader in printing fine fabrics is the result of many values that go along more than 70 years of history; a push towards manufacturing excellence, originating from a complex of cultural and craft knowledge that, since 1945, has outlined a new model of style and elegance. Ratti promotes and supports the quality that returns in every single design, as evidence of a successful combination of craftsmanship and technological innovation, against the background of a strong goal of sustainable growth.
From the beginning, Ratti has worked with passion and the excellence achieved is the result of continuous work and a true way of thinking. For these reasons, Ratti believes and invests in the younger generations trying to discover and collaborate with students from different international universities, in order to foster cross-cultural growth.
Start in this way the collaboration with the Department of Economics of the Insubria University, in particular with the international project “International Practicum”, now at its 4th edition, under the patronage of the Lombardy Region, which sees the students of the same university as protagonists and foreign students from the Business School of J. Moores University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) and the University of International Business of Almaty (Kazakhstan).
This is a project that Ratti has decided to support with the aim to promote new business ideas and the process of internationalization of the company in an increasingly competitive landscape, where the skills of the academic world merge with the industrial reality.
A team of students of different nationalities will work alongside Ratti management, for 7 months, on a challenging internationalization project in the e-commerce field.
Two worlds, Ratti and schools, which in recent years have often encountered giving life to ideas and projects made of stories, talents but, above all, people united by a common path which represents a small part of the journey. Culture of printing, art and know-how to express the requirements of knowledges and high prestige that have made Italy famous in the world.
Ratti, the Antonio Ratti Foundation and the National Roman Museum, Baths of Diocletian presents “Arabesque, Antonio Ratti the fabric as Art”, scheduled from the 14th of March to the 20th of May in Rome.
The new exhibition is part of a course that started last year in Palazzo Te, Mantua, with the intention to tell the passion for beauty of a refined, versatile character who, by investing in the formation and the appreciation of the fabric as art, has managed over the years to give emphasis to the art of printing.
The exhibition highlights the experimentation and innovation of Antonio Ratti’s creativity, exploring not only the poetics of his passion but also the connection between business, culture and humanistic culture. The story originates from this entrepreneurial experience, overlaps with the narration of the history of fabrics, unrevealing all its folds and letting the close link between art and fashion emerge.
Once again Ratti chooses to side with the world of art, in an unique occasion, the narration throughout fabrics directs the visitors’ gaze towards those elements that have accompanied the life of this patron and accompany them in an introspective and fascinating journey around creativity and talent.