Twenty-two years old, Sicilian, just graduated at IED and currently in internships at the Andrea Pompilio style office. His name is Claudio Cutugno and he is the new winner of the Next Generation. Yesterday evening the talented competition organized by the National Chamber of Fashion awarded his collection in the amazing location “Teatro di Piazza Vetra”, official headquarters of Milan Fashion Week.
He defeated three other talents under 30, selected from a shortlist of 21 finalists, who participated in the show as finalists for Next Generation: Luke Lin Haute Future Fashion Academy; Deyse Maria Cottini of Naba; Alessandro Songs and Gianluca Viscomi, junior designer from Marni.
Each of the four designers presented on the catwalk 12 outfits from their collection in front of a panel of journalists, entrepreneurs and buyers (including Carla Biffi, Carlo Capasa, Jane Reeve, Mario Dell’Oglio, Chiara Ferragni and Imran Amed ).The prize includes the presentation of his collection during the mfw and a shooting on an important Italian magazine.
What about the successful style?
Designer Claudio Cutugno sent models down the runway with their eyes and necks painted black, with glitter on top. He was apparently inspired by the artist Emilio Isgrò, who creates art with bees. The paint was meant to make the models appear as if they were being swarmed by insects. He presented A total black collection that perfectly integrates darkness, in the black swan vision, and practicability.
Brochure of the event