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Fashion And Technology Shows Student Work

Italy-based Nylstar recently hosted the 12th edition of Fashion and Technology in Florence, Italy. The event had as its theme Metropolitan Nomad and presented the work of design students from 11 European and American fashion schools.Umberto Rognoni, marketing director, Nylstar, said the theme highlights a type of fashion suited to the new type of consumer, young at heart and not just in age. Mobile nomads, searching for new sensations and new places to explore. looking for lightweight, easy-to-care-for, comfortable, multipurpose and versatile garments for all climates and occasions, which may be stowed in a knapsack, and obviously are beautiful to wear.Students used fabrics made with Nylstars Meryl® brand fibers and Elityarns and supplied by major European textile and spinning mills.Participating schools included Institut Frans de la Mode, Paris; Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City; Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom; London College of Fashion, London; Esmod, Paris; Polytex, Czech Republic; Escuola de Artes y Tecnicas de la Moda, Spain; Deutsche Meisterschule fur Mode, Germany; Polimoda, Italy; Instituto Marangoni, Italy; and Accademia Koefia, Rome.

September 2001