Hi everybody! As I already told you, I’m an aspiring journalist with the porpuse of doing something new with my blog, something you won’t find in others.
Well, I recently found a way to make something new through my work: I’m a part of Seminari Moda Sapienza‘s editorial staff, a beautiful and original project in collaboration with University La Sapienza di Roma and its degree course Scienze della Moda e del Costume (Fashion and Costume Studies). SMS is a new online magazine bound to the academic seminaries “I Professionisti della Moda”, a cycle of conferences held by the most important figures of the Fashion World in order to explain their work to the students and to establish a simpler, dynamic and direct connection with them. What’s new in Moda Sapienza? Well, many things:
1. First of all, the point of view: all the articles are written by young journalist and fashion students, which analize, discuss and make reflection by theirselves from their young, fresh and bound-free perspective, still basing their research on their studies and work experience.
2. Second, the content division: there are four separate sectors, “Moda Backstage” with articles, news and ideas over the fashion system; “Parterre”, basically a blog where every student can wirte his/her thoughts; “Forum”, for a direct dialog between readers and writers; and the international “Press Review”, totally made by students (which is nothing but common). Plus, there are videos of every conference put in homepage, on “Video Hit”, and there’s an original photo-gallery called “Sapienza-à-porter” with street style fashion pics taken outside and at the seminaries.
3. Third, its direct connection to people working in the fashion world, as well as its strong presence in the Web 2.0 and through the social networks. Moda Sapienza has a Youtube Channel (Moda Sapienza), a Facebook account (Moda Sapienza) and a Twitter page (@Moda Sapienza), from where we “tweet” in real time from catwalks and presentations, fashion events and, of course, from our seminaries.
Here some of the big names who held conferences for I Professionisti della Moda:
- MARIO BOSELLI – President of CNMI (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana)
- FRIDA GIANNINI – Creative Director Gucci
- PATRIZIO DI MARCO – President and CEO Gucci
- ROBERTO CAPUCCI – Haute Couture ‘Artist’
- FEDERICO MARCHETTI – Founder and CEO YOOX Group
- GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI – Shoe Designer and President Vicini spa
- TOMMASO AQUILANI E ROBERTO RIMONDI – Designers for Aquilani Rimondi and F Fay
…and many others.
The next seminaries are going to be held by names such as SILVIA VENTURINI FENDI, MATTEO MARZOTTO, ANNA MOLINARI and CEO Pitti Immagine RAFFAELLO NAPOLEONE. Here’s the conferences’ calendar on SeminariModaSapienza.it). In particular:
- 19.04 RAFFAELLO NAPOLEONE – CEO Pitti Immagine
- 03.05 MICHELE NORSA – CEO and COO Salvatore Ferragamo spa
- 10.05 ANNA MOLINARI – Designer and Creative Director Blumarine
MATTEO MARZOTTO (president of Enit and Mittelmoda, ex president of Valentino spa) and SILVIA VENTURINI FENDI (Creative Director Fendi accessories and President Altaroma scpa) are going to participate later on (Venturini Fendi is going to held the last conference of the academic year, while Mario Boselli held the opening one).
“Seminari Moda Sapienza” is curated by economic and fashion journalist Fabiana Giacomotti, scientific coordinator of the cycle “I Professionisti della Moda” as well as associate professor of the course “Scienze della Moda e del Costume”, while the cycle is organized by the course, through its president professor Alessandro Saggioro. I’m in Moda Sapienza’s Editorial Office (here’s my Bio Page) and I recently became its Press Officer (including I Professionisti della Moda). All the videos are recorded and cut by Francesca Berton, Moda Sapienza’s assignment editor (and accessories designer of her own line Fricci), and the social networks are curated by Federico Albani. Among the others, I suggest you to reed the articles of Claudia Proietti, who worked over 10 years in public relations, and Carlotta Balena, who’s writing for nearly 7 years in University journals (take a look at her blog The Daily Whale).
Last but not least, MODA SAPIENZA HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR A CONTEST HELD BY THE INTERNET INSTITUTE OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY between hundreds of other projects presented by universities throughout Europe in order to support and develop the relationships with the “external” job world. The contest is called “ENGAGE U” and will give an award of € 5.000 to the most voted between the selected best projects. Moda Sapienza, with its deep connection between fashion world protagonist and its site which really gives space to young aspiring journalists (like me), is the perfect candidate for this role. Don’t you think? 🙂
PLEASE VOTE AT http://www.engageawards.org/entry/104 AND KINDLY SUPPORT OUR PROJECT MODA SAPIENZA.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE 🙂
So that’s pretty much it, keep staying tuned since I’ll post feedbacks from the next conferences. Don’t forget t kindly subscribe to Hats&Guitars and to Moda Sapienza. Have a nice week!