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As part of the Emirate of Dubai’s effort to strengthen its position as a leading cultural center for embracing the talented and global creative institutions, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the “Dubai” witnessed. Culture” and a member of the Dubai Council, in the presence of Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, the ceremony held by the Marangoni Institute at the Museum of the Future, on the occasion of the opening of its new branch in Dubai, with an excellent presentation of the designs of the graduates of the Institute that mix reality with the world of metaverse.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “The opening of a new branch of the Marangoni Institute in Dubai represents a valuable addition to the thriving cultural and creative scene in the emirate, especially as the diverse offering of academic studies and training. courses will support local and regional creative cadres with the appropriate tools that will qualify them to compete Diversity of career paths in the field of design.
She added: “Dubai is committed to strengthening its cultural position within various sectors, especially the fields of design and creativity, which is one of the main objectives of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy launched last year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was introduced. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God bless him.. There is no doubt that attracting specialized international institutions with long experience in the field of design and creativity to the region is our commitment to the support of the creative sector, consolidating the emirate’s position as a prominent cultural center on the global creative and cultural map. We look forward to seeing batches of Marangoni Institute graduates in Dubai in the coming years.”
Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, said: “The opening of one of the most famous fashion and design schools in the world in the UAE and the Emirate of Dubai will provide a wider opportunity to train many creative talents attract in this sector, which is experiencing remarkable growth at the level of the UAE, the Gulf region and the East.” Middle ».
She added: “The UAE forms a pioneering model at the regional and global level, as a hub for creativity and its pioneers, through the appropriate environment it provides for the aspirations and hopes of new generations of ambitious people in various fields, especially creative ones .The opening of this institute will draw attention to the importance of the state in the cultural and creative industries sector, which today forms an important tributary to the local economy, and allow talented people to unleash their creativity, because we believe that the development of talents and the upgrading of their abilities and skills will reflect positively on the sector in general, and serve the hopes and aspirations of the future state.”
Stefania Valenti, Managing Director of Instituto Marangoni, said: “It is a great honor to celebrate the opening of Instituto Marangoni Dubai at the Museum of the Future, with the support of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, and we express our happiness in choosing the Museum of the Future as the ideal place to have an immersive experience in the world of metaverse to present.”
She added, “The Instituto Marangoni Talent Fashion Show is the real harvest of what Instituto Marangoni students can achieve after joining us for three years of academic and professional studies. With the opening of our new branch in Dubai, we will give young talents in the fashion industry and interior design the opportunity to acquire all the skills and knowledge needed to hone their talents and launch their careers.”
In line with the innovative approach offered by Instituto Marangoni, the talent fashion show mixed the real world with the world of metaphysics. Where fashion models took to the catwalk, together with digital models from the virtual world, in an event that combines traditional and innovative elements, and a group of designs on the catwalk were presented by the best five graduates of the Marangoni Institute, in Milan , Florence, Paris, London and Shanghai. The graduate students had the opportunity to showcase the entire fashion collections they created and designed to go worldwide, thanks to the skills and experience they gained during their study trip at Instituto Marangoni.
To conclude the fashion show, the models appeared wearing eight pieces selected from the collection of fashion designer Rahul Mishra, one of the brightest graduates of the Maranhoni Institute and the first Indian designer to showcase his designs at Paris Fashion Week has.
Marangoni Institute Dubai in the Dubai International Financial Center offers undergraduate, academic and professional courses in the world of fashion, from design to business and creative industry, as well as in interior design, product design and visual design. By joining a professional team from Italy, consisting of highly qualified and specialized trainers, and adopting the innovative “learning by doing” teaching approach, students will acquire all the skills necessary to apply their passion and talents in ‘ to translate a successful career.
Moreover, Robertola Iacuna, director of the Marangoni Institute in Dubai, told “Al Khaleej” on the sidelines of the event about the importance of choosing Dubai as a new headquarters: “I think Dubai is the ideal place for us project to launch in the field of fashion, as it is the undisputed capital of fashion in the Middle East. A city characterized by luxury, sophistication and beauty, and it combines elements of originality and modernity together, and we have found among its residents a passion for learning fashion and studying fashion design. In the field of fashion, it starts with the Emirates, serving as a starting base for a local fashion industry, and issuing distinctive brands that conquer the world of Dubai, and we offer students the opportunity to study over a period of 4 years with practical training, and submit their own designs to be evaluated and benefit from the expertise of specialists.”
Speaking about how he felt about participating in the event, renowned fashion designer Rahul Mishra, guest of honor at the event and one of the institute’s 2008 graduates, said, “I felt very happy, proud and nostalgic for my old school where I studied. in Milan, Italy, and I am indebted to this institute, which taught us so much about Italian culture and high-end design, and even though I graduated 15 years ago, I still miss the school days and the spirit.”
He continues: “I advise new students to always look for the elements of excellence, and the need to use the mind, heart and hands in harmony to produce an outstanding design. In addition to using everything he teaches during his studies at the institute on Italian culture, he strives to produce a creative product that represents a mix of cultures, and this is what I wanted to present in my collection that I presented at the end of the fashion show, as I mixed my Indian culture with my studies and experience in international fashion.”