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Pitti Tutorship Reward & Parsons School of Design di New York

May 08 2018

Pitti Immagine announces a new edition of the Pitti Tutorship Reward in collaboration with the prestigious Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.

In 2017, the Pitti Tutorship Reward was established for recent graduates from the schools of international fashion design, who have displayed outstanding talent and creative potential in their work. The aim of the reward is to support and guide recipients at the start of their post-academic career, as they begin their professional journey. The winner will have the opportunity to meet with Riccardo Vannetti, Pitti Tutorship Director, while focusing on three specific fields: portfolio review/setup, orientation and strategy.

“We are very excited to launch this new partnership with Parsons School of Design,” says Riccardo Vannetti. “This project reinforces Pitti Tutorship’s commitment to future generations around the world. Over the last year, we have made substantial investments in this area, with continuous efforts undertaken alongside prestigious international fashion schools. For us, this new collaboration means further enriching our mission dedicated to young designers, and our spirit of service towards the fashion system. While engaging New York this year, our approach is even more global.”

An academic judging panel composed of distinguished members from Parsons will select three designers from its student body to participate in the project. From these three, Riccardo Vannetti will choose the winner, who will be announced at the seventieth Parsons Benefit on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Pier Sixty in New York. This special event will feature the work of Parsons’ students in the presence of prestigious players from the world of fashion and creative entertainment.

Pitti Tutorship Reward’s previous partners include: Accademia Costume e Moda in Rome (January 2017), with womenswear designer Ludovica Serra; IED - Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan (June 2017), with womenswear designer Eros Tolentino; Central Saint Martins School in London (September 2017), with menswear designer Rebecca Langebaek; and once again the Accademia Costume e Moda in Rome (January 2018), with accessories designer Cristiana Guaglianone.