Tu.Tino @ WHITE:Milano


Using fun textiles, trendy and practical design, the mother/daughter team of Tu.Tino, Federica Lazza and Nicoletta Della Gatta, were a hit at WHITE:Milano.  This summery collection was made by
hand with the care and passion of these two designers.  The energetic and heartening duo
attracted all kinds of attention taking the time to speak to each and every person
about their effervescent collection.  It was so nice to meet them and I cannot wait to see the talent and fun of Tu.Tino come to New York!



Tu.Tino @ WHITE:Milano


Using fun textiles, trendy and practical design, the mother/daughter team of Tu.Tino, Federica Lazza and Nicoletta Della Gatta, were a hit at WHITE:Milano.  This summery collection was made by
hand with the care and passion of these two designers.  The energetic and heartening duo
attracted all kinds of attention taking the time to speak to each and every person
about their effervescent collection.  It was so nice to meet them and I cannot wait to see the talent and fun of Tu.Tino come to New York!



Intro to WHITE:Milano

MILANO
One of the amazing benefits of studying abroad through Fashion Institute of Technology is visiting exclusive trade shows. For a young designers, visiting trade shows is an inspiring experience
 offering the ability to speak with and learn from people within the fashion industry. 

One year ago, during a class trip to Milan, Italy, we visited the world famous women's wear show, WHITE: Milano. This year, I was lucky enough to return to the three day event, spending
 the few hours we had speaking to designers, marketing personnel, stylists, and brand
representatives. The show was filled with artistic displays in order to showcase
the designer's collection to prospective buyers, bloggers, and others within the industry. Students have the ability to learn about the creative process of each designer, view how each brand is represented, and leave with invaluable words of wisdom.
I want to dedicate the next few blog entries to showcase my favorite collections and incredible talent of the designers I met at WHITE: Milano.






Image source: www.whiteshow.it

Intro to WHITE:Milano

MILANO
One of the amazing benefits of studying abroad through Fashion Institute of Technology is visiting exclusive trade shows. For a young designers, visiting trade shows is an inspiring experience
 offering the ability to speak with and learn from people within the fashion industry. 

One year ago, during a class trip to Milan, Italy, we visited the world famous women's wear show, WHITE: Milano. This year, I was lucky enough to return to the three day event, spending
 the few hours we had speaking to designers, marketing personnel, stylists, and brand
representatives. The show was filled with artistic displays in order to showcase
the designer's collection to prospective buyers, bloggers, and others within the industry. Students have the ability to learn about the creative process of each designer, view how each brand is represented, and leave with invaluable words of wisdom.
I want to dedicate the next few blog entries to showcase my favorite collections and incredible talent of the designers I met at WHITE: Milano.






Image source: www.whiteshow.it

The First Three Weeks!

Ciao a tutti!!

Hello! This is my first blog entry, I am so excited to share with you what we’ve all been up to in Milano! A lot of things went on, like applying for PDS and the Codice Fiscale, and starting Italian courses, but here are some highlights from our adventures in Italia!

On our first day in this new place, we went on a tour of the city with Professor Feuerherm. We were introduce to the Milanese breakfast of champions: Brioche e Cappuccino (it’s to die for by the way, no matter where you go!) After we fueled up for the day, we headed to a knitwear exhibition by The Woolmark Company, here were my two favorite looks:

The look to the left is fuchsia jumpsuit and hat and the look to the right is a red evening gown, two looks you wouldn’t think could be made with knits!

Of course, you can’t be in Milano and not talk about fashion. Luckily enough we were in town for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out (FNO). It’s where the shopping centers, designers, and boutiques come alive for the kick off of the Spring/Summer shows before they start in New York. Well, in Milan there was a lot of happenings to explore!

The crowd that was filling the street on Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, right before Piazza del Duomo.

A picture I took in Piazza del Duomo, before I started heading down the street to see what the events were like in luxury designer stores. What a flood of people! There was so much energy!

One of the perks of FNO is that designers give away free stuff, like this bag from Diesel!

After these festivities we started our Italian language courses at Politecnico di Milano. We basically have to take Italian II in a matter of a couple weeks. In between the stress of class, finding an apartment and adjusting to a new city, we enjoyed our FITSA trips to Cinque Terre and Lago di Como. These places are so beautiful and amazing, I’m only going to post the photos because words aren’t enough!

The beach at our first stop in Cinque Terre. This is where we all enjoyed some tanning and swimming. The weather that day was perfect!

Our next stop, all the boats in the harbor. The water is the kind of blue you can’t describe without being there!

More of the building in Cinque Terre, the colors that are on display in this place are seriously unreal!

A view of the houses in the hillside of Lake Como. This was taken on our boat ride to the villa that we visited about an hour later

Lake view of the villa. You think it’s beautiful from this shot, you should have seen the interior, outfitted with memorabilia, ancient artifacts and secret passageways!

Well, that’s all for now! I have a lot of pictures to share with everyone, but I think I’ll save them for a photo journal (which should happen in the next couple days). So enjoy these until then! Alla prossima! – Daniel