The inaugural event included workshops, stands, a catwalk, and a luxurious dinner to close the evening, a genuine reflection of the most canonical Italian lifestyle. Along with participating labels such as Fili Pari, Eleonora Riccio or Double, Staiy featured designs by Wuuls, Silvia Giovanardi, Seriterm, AA Gold, The Trace Collective, Canussa, Olly Lingerie and Christina Leonor, styled with pieces from Komodo and Vintage for a Cause. “I cannot describe in words the emotion that we are here, not only as a selected brand but as a partner, and with so many firms behind. Our barefoot models walked down the runway for the closure, wearing some gorgeous blended designs. The last collection on the carpet was curated by internationally acclaimed designer Silvia Giovanardi, and that’s when you realize the strength of what we have in place at Staiy,” Ludovico says.
“From my point of view, one of the best things about our designs was that, despite being rather outstanding and inspiring, they were mostly wearable. In spite of the importance of the creative side of things in fashion design, it is fundamental that outfits can be practical,” he adds. “Fashion should be at the service of the people, a particularly powerful idea when it comes to sustainable brands.” Ludovico thus emphasizes the need to highlight the mission of the brands Staiy works with, whose ethical commitment is very deep and which were founded, in many cases, with the intention of challenging the traditional industry and doing things better.
Asked about a final conclusion for the participation of the Berlin-based green marketplace in the Roman Sustainable Innovation Fashion Week, he smiles: “Seeing such an engaged public and beautiful stage for an uprising trend is really motivating. Tomorrow morning is time to keep working so that many more moments like this come.”