Patrizia Pepe
Marangoni Project

A new creative project to support young talents in fashion, in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni Firenze

Patrizia Pepe designs a new path of style and creativity dedicated to the students of the second year of the Three-year Fashion Design Course of Istituto Marangoni Firenze, invited to interpret the philosophy and distinctive codes of the brand through their unique and contemporary vision.

The experimental dialogue between Patrizia Pepe and the designers of the future stems from the desire to share and experiment with new inspirations and new creative languages capable of reinventing the evolving style of the brand through the free and vibrant approach of the students of the prestigious Florentine academy.

The synergy with Istituto Marangoni Firenze was launched in October 2021, when the School’s students were called upon to create their Patrizia Pepe capsule collection starting from the brand’s DNA, with a brief strongly oriented to the universe of the new generations.

“Curiosity, discussion and innovation are fundamental values for our brand, and the Fly Together project clearly speaks of our constant attention to everything that is new and contemporary,” said Patrizia Bambi, Creative Director of Patrizia Pepe. “I was very surprised by the inspiration and liveliness of the students, who, although very young, have put an enormous amount of work into capturing and interpreting our spirit in an absolutely original way. It is a pleasure to inspire and give visibility to these talents!”

“I am very satisfied with the path taken by the students of our School who participated in the Fly Together project: this experience has allowed them to reach an excellent level of skill in the development of an ad hoc collection for a Brand. In particular, the discussion with the founders directly at the Company premises was a unique opportunity for finalising a fresh creative proposal, but also able to respond to the needs of the market and of production.”
Lorenzo Tellini, School Director Istituto Marangoni Firenze.

The founders of the brand Patrizia Bambi (Creative Director) and Claudio Orrea (President), welcomed and met the young men and women at the company’s headquarters in Capalle to personally discover the moodboards, sketches and ideas of each aspiring designer.

Three of the works delivered were judged as being fully in line with the mission of the “Fly Together” project, giving the selected students the opportunity of joining Patrizia Pepe’s style team for an internship experience starting from May 2022.

In addition to reconfirming the deep bond with its territory, the “Fly Together” project reflects the concrete desire of the brand to support young people in their path of professional growth, also and above all through partnerships of excellence that can connect specialised schools with companies and business realities included in the study programmes.