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    Istituto Superiore della Moda

    Fashion school in Naples. Its three-year courses are for aspiring designers, and aim to develop the students’ handworked skills and creativity. Every year the students are sent to companies and ateliers for industrial experience.

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    Iaf

    International Apparel Federation. Established in 1976 by a group of clothing entrepreneurs in the USA, Europe, and Japan with the purpose of promoting the common interests of its members and support their global activity. It was the world’s first federal…

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    Incroyables

    Definition of eccentric menswear of English inspiration in vogue during the French Directory (1795-1799). Jackets, with long tailcoats at the back, very tight and double-breasted, had sleeves with very high cuffs. The high-waisted trousers were buttoned under the knees and…

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    Italian Fashion Service

    Established in December 1951 from the alliance between the Fashion Institute of Turin and the Fashion Center of Milan, which was made to promote Turin as a possible crossroads of Italian fashion. Eleven months before, on February 12, 1952, Florence…

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    Inghirami

    Fabio (1920-1996). Born in San Sepolcro (Arezzo), he graduated in law, but abandoned the profession after only three years to launch himself into the world of textile entrepreneurship, where he became a protagonist. In 1977 he joined the National Association…

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    Igea

    Textile manufacturer established in Prato in 1964. It employs 100 people and has an annual production of about 2 kilos yarn, with a turnover of 56 billion Liras in 1998, equally distributed between Italy and overseas. There are currently three…

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    Innocente Variazione

    Italian ready-to-wear brand. Designed by Pino Innocente for linearity and essentialness. The company has a showroom in Milan and made its debut at Milano Collezioni in 1997.

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    Iceberg

    Clothing brand. In 1974 Giuliana Gerani, already the founder of the Gilmar group in the 1960s created a new brand. It is a synthesis of comfort and elegance in casual clothing with avant-garde and state-of-the-art technical innovation in the manufacturing…

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    Intesa Moda

    An association created between Milan and Florence in January 2001 on the initiative of Italy Fashion System and the Florence Center for Italian Fashion, which both control the most important exhibition centers in Italian fashion: Florence for menswear and Milan…

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    Imec

    Women’s underwear company. Established in the 1930s, Imec was the first Italian company to introduce innovative fibers and techniques in the 1950s. It made its name internationally by imposing itself with collective imagery thanks to a revolutionary campaign in the…