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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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Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fashion Show

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Five eco-friendly designers, including Italy’s Valentina Oppezzo, presented their own collections at the recent ‘Elements of Design’ fashion show. Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo and Maryanne Meservey as Water, Savers Thrift Store and Stylist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo of Urban Thriftologee as Fire and Anderson Designs by Emma Anderson ...

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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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Valentina Oppezzo Wins ‘Most Avant-Garde’ Award at MIT Trashion Show

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Italian fashion designer Valentina Oppezzo recently took home the "Most Avant-Garde" award at the 2013 Trashion Show.

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‘Think Outside the Purse’ – Photography Exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo

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“Think outside the purse” is a Fashion exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo, featuring photographs and fabrics printed with photographic patterns. The exhibition made its debut at this year’s Boston En Vogue, during the event hosted by Baku Sunset. “Thinking outside the purse means looking at fashion from a different point of view,” says Valentina. “It means seeing fashion as the missing link between an hectic style of life, in which we can sometimes feel misplaced or disconnected, and a more “organic” and natural lifestyle.” EXHIBITION: Think outside the Purse at Boston En Vogue 2011: Valentina is an Italian professional photographer, now ...

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