NABA, BA Fashion Design, 2013/14
with: Alessandro Manzi, Colomba Leddi; for: Gabs
When the art of tailoring and the expertise of a brand of bags such as Gabs Franco Gabbrielli joins forces with the artistic and experimental creativity of young students from NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, even a simple idea can evolve into something more. In this case, the project is called MARCO POLO: imaginary explorations and impossible travel, created with a view to promoting integration between the company and students from the academy, in order to promote the creation of a bag concept linked to the theme of the travel, working on new prints and on the iconic G3 model by Gabs.
Alessandro Manzi, Project Leader, guided students to explore four themes: L’AVENIR DE L’ENFANCE A Journey into the Future, HISTORIA A Journey into Consciousness, MEMPHIS KITE A trip around the globe and RED LACQUEREL LIGHT Flash Back, all directed at imaginary explorations and impossible travel.
And the results: thirty unparalleled prints portraying stories, times and places through thirty unique bags, four of which will go into production.