Lonati Institute Promotes Fashion, Hosts Seminar

The “Machina” Lonati Fashion and Design Institute, Italy, founded by the Adele and Francesco Lonati
Foundation, recently celebrated the opening of the current academic year.

The institute offers three courses – fashion marketing manager, fashion technology designer
and industrial designer.

Santoni seamlesswear designed by Emilio Cavallini

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mario Boselli, chairman and managing director of
Marioboselli Holding S.p.A., Italy, underlined the importance of education and creativity offered
by the institute, and the need for cooperation between textile machinery manufacturers and fashion
producers – both important to the continued growth of the Italian fashion industry.

In related news, the institute recently hosted “Seamless Technology – The Fashion
Borderline,” a seminar that featured Emilio Cavallini, a designer for Santoni’s seamlesswear. The
seminar consisted of discussions on the applications, performance possibilities and results
achieved with seamless garments.

January 2004