Vogue Italia's Sara Maino & Vogue Green Talents


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What does it take to break through as an emerging fashion designger today? Do sustainable designers have the edge? Who are the names to know, now?

Sara Maino is the deputy editor-in-chief of VOGUE ITALIA, and the fashion force behind VOGUE TALENTS, Vogue Green Talents and Who Is On Next?

As she told the New York Times: “You will rarely see me at the big shows, those blockbuster events with a starry front row. That is really not my scene.” Instead, Sara combs the globe meeting students, attending independent shows and scouting under-the-radar studios and showrooms.

In this Episode, recorded during Milan fashion week for Spring '19, Sara shares her insights on nurturing creativity and finding the next big thing. We discuss slow fashion, the pressures on young designers and the ways in which the industry can support new talent.

We also hear from 4 new gen talents, who are changing fashoin for good - whether by choosing recycled and eco-friendly fabrics, re-energising age-old crafts or embedding social justice and radical localism into their business models.

Meet Tiziano Guardini (winner of last year's Green Carpet Award for Best Emerging Designer), Shyma Shetty of Indian brand Huemn, denim upcycler Nathalie Ballout and print queen Sindiso Khumalo.

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