For the first time, the ‘Cercal’, ‘Politecnico Calzaturiero’ and ‘Ars Sutoria’ schools’ students presented their projects in a joint fashion show at ‘Fashion Graduate’ 2018.

[On cover: Cercal, Arsutoria School and Politecnico Calzaturiero at Fashion Graduate Italia 2018]

Four days of catwalks, meetings, seminars and workshops animated the Fashion Graduate’ Italy 2018 event that took place at Base, Milan from the 26th to the 29th of October, the second annual event dedicated to fashion sector training, organised by the Fashion Training System Platform (Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda).

A mini fashion week open to students and companies who want to start engaging with schools, with the new forms of training on offer, and with the most current issues faced by the industry. Many schools participated through stands and catwalks, including the ‘Istituto Marangoni’, the ‘Academy of Costume and Fashion’, the ‘Naba’ and the ‘Brera Academy of Fine Arts’, to name just a few, but also three prestigious footwear institutes such as ‘Cercal’, ‘Politecnico Calzaturiero’ and ‘Ars Sutoria School’, that for the first time presented their projects in a joint fashion show.

The students from ‘Cercal’ developed a series of models linked to the four elements for the catwalk. Air was represented with a Charleston heel, with feathers and ruched boots. The earth inspired camperos boots of different heights with vinyl inserts and printed coconut and python materials. Fire was evoked through red sandals with sequin embroidery and plexiglass heels. Water inspired a heel with small, 3D-printed accessories and embroideries reminiscent of the movement of waves.


Ars Sutoria School’ students worked on the “Boudoir”, “Pure Leather” and “Future Modernism” themes, ranging from sensual lace sandals and mules, to braided suede shoes, to sneakers for both men and women.


Politecnico Calzaturiero’’s catwalk proposed 18 different sneaker models, characterised by combinations of contrasting materials and colours.

Discover more on education projects promoted by Assocalzaturifici at the link.