I-SKOOL

Connecting talent to the sustainable denim industry is one of our goals. The future is in the hands of emerging new minds, and we want to nurture their ideas to feed the fashion industry with creativity and passion.

I-SKOOL

Connecting talent to the sustainable denim industry is one of our goals. The future is in the hands of emerging new minds, and we want to nurture their ideas to feed the fashion industry with creativity and passion.

ISKO I-SKOOL™ 7th Edition

This year the creative theme is "North, East, South and West: connected by one planet". The 20 designers are asked to develop cutting-edge concepts following the creative directions, aiming to stimulate the expression of creativity.

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Kotryna Adomaityte – NTU (Nottingham Trent University)
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Creative Brief 2020

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST


No matter where we were born or where we live, one thing remains the same: we all share this planet. Being a designer today is not only about creating beautiful things, it also means being aware of the process as a whole, from sketching to manufacturing to marketing, taking responsibility of the product life cycle. We ask that you explore the world that surrounds you both locally and globally.
This means drawing on your own origins and background and combining it with influences and ideas inspired by other cultures, style and ways of life to create your responsible denim.

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Brands

In the firm belief that true inspiration always comes from the crossover of ideas and talent, all the brands involved in ISKO I-SKOOL™ project are eager to make their knowledge available to younger generations.

Itema is a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services.

The Company is the only manufacturer in the world to provide the top three weft insertion technologies: rapier, airjet and projectile, with an ample product portfolio and a commitment to continuous innovation and technological advancement of its weaving machines. Itema guarantees the right weaving machine for any type of woven fabric: from commodity to high-end fashion or industrial fabrics, Itema has the right weaving machine for any application.

The Company is also unique in its sector with two R&D units, of which one – ItemaLab – is dedicated entirely to breakthrough innovations and the development of the “loom of the future.” Itema pioneered a new tailor-made approach specifically dedicated to Denim with latest-generation, high-fabric-quality, unparalleled performance and versatility machines to weave premium denim fabrics for leading Denim Mills and Brands worldwide. 

To discover more about Itema’s Denim looms, visit www.howdoyoudenim.com and www.itemagroup.com

Schools

The international schools involved are among the best known worldwide. They strongly believe in the ISKO I-SKOOL™ project’s educational potential, so they give students the unique opportunity to collaborate with a group of industry professionals, experts who make their valuable knowledge available for building a bridge between theory and practice.

NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is an education Academy focusing on arts and design: it is the largest private Academy in Italy, and the first one to have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), back in 1980. As a recognized Academy, NABA offers academic diplomas equivalent to first and second level university degrees in the fields of design, fashion design, graphics and communication, multimedia arts, set design, and visual arts. The Academy was founded in Milan in 1980 upon the private initiative of Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Gianni Colombo. NABA was selected by Frame and included in the Masterclass Frame Guide to the 30 World’s Leading Graduate Design, Architecture and Fashion Schools, by Domus Magazine as one of Europe’s Top 100 schools of Architecture and Design as well as by Business of Fashion as one of the 50 World’s Bests Fashion Schools.

Polimoda is known worldwide for its independence in thinking and action by combining business and design across all departments. Considered by the Business of Fashion as the best fashion institute in Italy, and amongst the top ten in the world, Polimoda balances the know-how of Italian design and production with an international vision.

Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milano as ‘Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni’ and in 2015 it reaches a special milestone, 80 years of history and success in training the top professionals of Fashion and Design. Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from 5 continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields, such as Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori, Maurizio Pecoraro, Paula Cademartori, Andrea Pompilio and Lucio Vanotti. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools, located in Milano (the School of Fashion and the School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture was founded as the Craft School in 1871 and has since become the largest in its field in the Nordic countries, and one of the most respected design schools in the world. The BA and MA degree programs encourage an individual and multidisciplinary crossover approach in fashion and material design and development. Aalto alumni can be found working at numerous international fashion houses, brands and institutions and the university works in tight collaboration with the different sections of the fashion and textile industry.

AMFI is the largest institute in the Netherlands, characterized by more than 100 lecturers and more than 1,100 students studying all aspects of the fashion world. It covers the entire fashion chain from developing a raw idea to a product and an image, to ensure students a broad perspective of the fashion industry.

AMD Akademie Mode & Design is a higher institute offering internationally certified training programs in fashion, design, communication and management. Founded in 1989 the Academy has now campuses in significant German creative hubs Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich. It teaches 1,700 students and ensures highest academical standards. AMD stands for innovation, interdisciplinary approach, quality in teaching and research, practical relevance and international network.

Nottingham Trent University has one of the world’s leading art and design schools. We have been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. We are known around the world for the quality of our teaching and the inspirational work of our students, graduates and staff. Located right in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities, we are surrounded by – and contribute to – an originality, energy and imagination that makes Nottingham a very special place to live, work and create.

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