Diana Aparo

I became interested in fashion at the age of thirteen years old. I studied at a scientific high school but never stopped believing in my interest in Fashion. As well as my studies I participated in many fashion courses in London, at Central Saint Martins. I later applied to Accademia Costume & Moda, fascinated by the teaching method. In July I was selected to present my graduation collection during Altaroma at the Accademia Fashion Show" Talents 2017 “. My womenswear collection's name is LAIDE and with thanks to LAIDE, I won the Fashion Prize this year. The collection is inspired by an Italian novel "Un Amore", written by Dino Buzzati. The book tells a lovestory between a journalist and a young prostitute. The whole research started from this sentence that deeply inspired me: "Among city walls made out of concrete, in the cahotic bleakness, some kind of a flower". I worked for a collection that could describe the BRUTALIST aspect of the everyday city-life and still empower FEMININITY. The name LAIDE, was given to the collection to highlight the two controversial aspects, and make them live together, trying to create "some kind of a flower”. The main aspects is the research and the importance given to fabrics, I had the chance to collaborate with two important fabric manufacturers, as Alesilk and Ostinelli Seta, they gave me the opportunity to express what I had in mind trough unique fabrics and a special finishing process."