In honor of Italian haute couture and tradition, Altaroma presents the core engine of experimentation and refinement brought by emerging designers.
The event invites participants of the global fashion industry to endorse the great manufacturing that Italy has to offer while protecting the artisanal ideals that the eternal city of Rome embodies. Season after season, Altaroma highlights the refined techniques and researches that unify art, fashion and culture within Rome’s unique melting pot of sartorial traditions. With the great contribution of local institutions, the event turned Rome into a natural incubator for young designers, which have privileged access to the city’s incredibly rich cultural background, inspiring historical monuments, to the arts and the cinema industry that has always influenced the haute couture and ready to wear production. Highlight of this season’s program was Roman’s Romance, a cultural event where Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior‘s creative director, sat down with Barbara Modesti, journalist at TG1, Cristiana Collu, director of Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma, and Paola Ugolini, curator and art critic, to discuss the current rise of modern feminist values that are making groundbreaking changes within the art and fashion fields, and created a debate around the importance of the feminist movement from its origins to its latest developments. For the first time this season Altaroma introduced Showcase, a project that aims to create a dynamic relationship between brands and buyers, fetauring designers such as Asciari Milano, Aroma 30 and A-lab Milano. In any aspect and occasion, Altaroma‘s connection to the city is always present and manages to juxtapose the capital cultural legacy with contemporary progress and innovation.