Fashion design sostenibile

Romantica Station x RUFA

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, RUFA students of Sustainable Fashion Design will take part in the Romantica Station event, promoted by the Rome Chamber of Commerce. An initiative that aims to re-launch the image of the capital as a place of contemporary study and research in the fashion world. Admission is free.

Sustainable Fashion Design students Benedetta Bertoncini, Davide Amato, Elizia Cinquedita, Antonio Tedeschi, Mattia Siciliano e Aiza Bayishbekova will participate with their work in the first edition of Romantica Station on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April in the Vibia Sabina and Adriano Temple Hall, headquarters of the Rome Chamber of Commerce.
The event stems from the will of the Rome Chamber of Commerce to create a decisive change in the representation of fashion for Rome: a place that symbolises a creativity capable of always renewing and reinventing itself.
The main objective is to promote the city as a laboratory station on the themes of technology, sustainability, and contemporary creativity.
The event will feature workshops, talks and handicrafts that will attract the curiosity of enthusiasts, citizens and tourists.

The collection: “Il Giardino Planetario”

The theme of this edition focuses on the relationship between Craft and Artificial Intelligence.
RUFA students will present a selection of copies designed for the project “Giardino Planetario”, a Fashion Performance to be held on 13 June 2024 at the RUFA headquarters in Via Giuseppe Libetta.
Inspired by the thought of the philosopher-gardener Gilles Clement, – “do as much as possible for nature and as little as possible against it” – the “Giardino Planetario” collection refers to a metaphorical place that emphasises our belonging to a perfect ecosystem: the homo ecologicus of Clement must follow the example of the tree, which during its life cycle returns to the environment the same energy it borrowed previously.
The entire creative process of collation was a concrete exercise in eco-design for the students, who used sustainable practices and materials:
the fabrics used to make the garments were kindly provided by RUFA partners Manteco and Berto, the eco print on natural silk was made by the students with the support of botanist Anna Roberti, while the 3D ornamental interventions were realised thanks to the RUFA Design Lab.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April at Romantica Station.


Find out the full programme – free entry

Cover photo: Gianluca Traina