FIMI, the International Fair for Children’s and Young People’s Fashion, which opens its doors next week from 21nd to 24th January, has once again called upon young students of design to show their collections in the nuditos space, which is set to be bigger this year.
This will be the ninth time the nuditos space is being staged, as a frontline showcase for young students of design to show their creations off to the world and begin to make contacts with professionals. The International Fair for Children’s Fashion offers this opportunity as part of its commitment to promoting emerging talent and creativity.
Students from ESNE, the University College of Design, Innovation and Technology (Madrid), the Madrid Advanced School of Design (Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid), the Velez-Per School of Fashion and Design (Madrid) and the Valencia Advanced School of Art and Design, EASD (Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia) are all taking part this year.
FIMI is also offering these students the opportunity to show their creations at the First International Fashion Week, FIMI KIDS FASHION WEEK. All of the creations shown a part of nuditos will also be paraded on the catwalk, just as the designs by the leading children’s fashion houses are, in a unique event that will draw professionals on the lookout for emerging talent. The nuditos catwalk show will take place on Saturday 23rd January at 13.00, in the parade room.
Nuditos lectures to feature Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and two examples of talented young people who have made the leap into the professional world
The content of nuditos will be stronger than ever. The event has put together an extensive and fascinating programme of lectures geared to promising young professionals.
Foremost amongst this year’s speakers will be acclaimed designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, who will talk to the young audience about her career in the world of fashion. Agatha will be at the nuditos space at 13.00 on Friday, the fair’s opening day. The lectures will be rounded out by two true examples of how nuditos can be a genuine launchpad for promising young professionals.
On the one hand past nuditos participants Raquel Moreno and Carla Tomás will talk about their experience of creating and launching their own line of children’s fashion, Hashley Kids, whilst Ainhona Tormo will talk about how she broke into the world of fashion when she was hired by FIMI exhibitor Anavig to design a line for their collection.
Lola García, marketing and communications consultant at the INCYDE Foundation, the Institute for the Creation and Development of Businesses, will also be addressing the nuditos participants, about the importance of marketing as a key tool for the industry. She will be giving her talk at 16.30 on Saturday, in the nuditos space.
“Talking about my design”, for nuditos participants only
FIMI is launching a new initiative, “Talking about my design”. At 10.30 on Saturday and Sunday the young talent will have the opportunity to present their designs to industry professionals.
What FIMI is aiming to do with this project is create an opportunity for the industry to come face to face with the emerging talent of these students whose dream is that in the very near future they will become working design professionals.
Promoting creativity in other ways
Another of the ways FIMI promotes creativity is to deploy this young talent across different areas of the fair. This time round the clothes worn by the FIMI ambassadors, who look after visitors, are being designed by students from the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia (Valencia Advanced School of Art and Design), whilst the entrance to the Glass pavilion will be dressed by students from ESNE.
The fair takes place from 22nd to 24th January in the Glass Pavilion at the Casa de Campo in Madrid.