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Laura Indolfi Wins MIT Descience Fashion Competition

Laura Indolfi and designer Carlos Villamil (right) with their winning design Cytocouture.

MIT’s Media Lab put up a one-of-a-kind fashion show in October. The runway competition Descience Fashion Show combined the creativity of designers with the vision of molecular biologists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, climatologists and scientists from a variety of disciplines. This year saw two Italians among the finalists. Italian biomaterial engineer Laura Indolfi won the competition with her project Cytocouture. Partnering with Colombian designer Carlos Villamil, the project brought to life Indolfi’s research on endothelial cells. “Dr. Indolfi studies how endothelial cells behave differently according to the structure they grow in and cling to,” said Villamil. The designer labeled his creation ...

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Eco-Friendly Designer Valentina Oppezzo Delivers Groundbreaking Approach to Fashion

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Throughout her travel from Italy to the United States, both as a professional photographer and fashion designer, Valentina Oppezzo never includes animal materials in her work. For Valentina, using all non-animal materials is not just a trend, it is a belief. Having started a career in Italy as a photographer, Valentina decided to carry on her passion for photography by opening a studio in Boston. After a period of time, Valentina decided to close her business due to her beliefs concerning the eco-fashion awareness. “One of the reasons I closed the studio was because I am a vegetarian,” she says. ...

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‘La Dolce Vita’ Fashion Show – Tutto Italiano

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On August 4, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum hosted "La Dolce Vita" Fashion Show - Art of Italian Style and Fashion under the stars. Italian Designers such as Gucci, Samuel Vartan, Versace and others were represented at the show. Come see what designs made it on the catwalk.

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