The week of sustainable fashion and craftsmanship returns to Venice from the 19th to the 29th of October 2022 with a vast programme of fashion shows, cocktails, conferences, and exhibitions
Organised by Venezia da Vivere, Venice Fashion Week has made Venice the venue for an international debate on sustainable fashion, art crafts, and contemporary design since 2013. Venice Fashion Week presents collections by emerging, artisanal, and sustainable Italian and international brands that showcase creative talent and presents the masters of art and savoir-faire with respect for environmental and human resources.
For visitors, the public, buyers, the press, and fashion operators, Venice Fashion Week represents an enriching experience at a slow pace, where encounters and stories are made in person, respecting the rhythm of a city that needs to be safeguarded.
THE COMPLETE PROGRAMME
Accreditation (free) here
Tuesday 18 October | PRE-OPENING
A day dedicated to sustainable lifestyles aboard the electric boat by Repower, a partner in the event and a key player in the market for sustainable energy and mobility, including nautical.
The talk involves institutions and stakeholders in the sector to explore sustainable routes in Venice and point the way toward future tourism.
The event, aimed at the press, will be streamed online on the @veneziadavivere Instagram account.
Wednesday 19 October | OPENING
Two exhibitions present the connections between fashion, craftsmanship, and design:
5 PM the brand Liviana Conti presents its F/W collection in its boutique in Campo San Zulian in San Marco with an exhibition created ad hoc in collaboration with Lunardelli Venezia.
7 PM in the Lunardelli Venezia atelier in San Polo, the presentation of the collection of design objects in wood and glass and Liviana Conti’s looks. Followed by a cocktail in the carpentry workshop to celebrate Sebastiano Lunardelli, recently awarded the title of MAM, Maestro di Arte e Mestieri by the Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte Foundation.
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October | OPEN ATELIERS
A weekend dedicated to craftsmanship and sustainable shopping in boutiques, ateliers, and workshops throughout Venice, including meetings with designers and creatives, presentations, workshops, and cocktails. City walks with fashion experts Giulia Carli, image consultant, and architect and costume historian Raffaele Dessì, are also scheduled.
Participation is open to all, reservation is required.
Discover the Venetian ateliers at www.veneziadavivere.com.
Sunday 23 October | 7 PM | INNOVATIVE BRANDS
Ca Maria Adele is one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Venice. On the evening of Sunday 23 October, it presents two unique contemporary and artisanal brands:
- the young Marina Amicucci with her brand Myss Duval has created a sartorial capsule of outfits and accessories for men and women, where animal prints are combined with precious fabrics, leather, and gold and silver laminates.
- Antonio Battaglia and Marco Andreoni are the creators of In Barberia, an optician’s shop established in Via Barberia in Treviso and now also in Calle dei Fuseri in Venice, and present the handmade eyewear collection created for designer Nicola Zenella.
Until 29 October | FASHION EVENTS
Fashion in Venetian palaces with fashion shows, presentations, and meetings with the Masters and designers: Romeo de Julieta, Endelea, Mirco Giovannini, Franco Puppato, Carlos Tieppo, Michela Gaiofatto, Hélène Kuhn Ferruzzi, Myss Duval, Nicola Zenella, In Barberia Bottega Ottica, Antonia Sautter.
From 26 to 28 October | ORNAMENTI Palazzo Sagredo, Sala della Musica
First edition of the fair dedicated to handcrafted and artistic accessories for fashion and lifestyle, at Palazzo Sagredo from 10 am to 6.30 pm.
The brands on the show:
- Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, bags and cushions
- In Barberia, optical workshop
- Laboratorio Donà, bags
- Le Coq Porcelaine, tableware
- Kanz Architects, design objects
- Fugu Bag, bags
- Lunardelli Venezia, designer objects
- BVL Venezia, hats and bags
Three special projects:
- Wunderkammer by Martina Vidal. The Martina Vidal Venezia atelier dresses Sebastiano Ricci’s suite with the art of Burano lace.
- Confartigianato Venezia presents 7 Venetian craftsmen: Mario Berta Battiloro, Lamon marmi, EstroDiverso, Coltelleria Lena, Artefact mosaic, 4Nove of Francesco Pavan, L’ambra riflessi d’arte.
- 7 lamps by 7 craftsmen from Venice illuminate Ornamenti.
During Ornamenti, conferences and fashion presentations by sustainable designers and brands are scheduled in Palazzo Sagredo:
Wednesday 26 October
11 AM | Upcycling, creative recycling of clothes and accessories
Conference Tailors and stylists organised by Confartigianato Imprese, Confartigianato Imprese Veneto, and EBAV with a talk by tailor Demis Marin of the Ramosalso atelier and Valentina Bonafé of EstroDiverso.
7 pm | Romeo de Julieta
Argentine fashion designer Julieta Cardozo presents the European premiere of her Romeo de Julieta collection of evening dresses embellished with embroidery and appliqués handmade by local artisans. Followed by an inaugural cocktail reception in the Ornamenti salon.
Thursday 27 October
11 AM | The value of artisan collections for fashion buyers
A round table with the Camera Buyer association and David Clementoni, founder of the B2B marketplace Italian Artisan, with the presence of eco-designer Tiziano Guardini and Venice Fashion Week 2022 manifesto illustrator Jacopo Ascari.
3-5 PM| Brand Presentations
Endelea, Mirco Giovannini, Gaiofatto, Hélène Kuhn Ferruzzi
7 PM | Fashion show | The colours of sustainable fashion
Endelea, Mirco Giovannini, Gaiofatto, Hélène Kuhn Ferruzzi
Venice Fashion Week presents the award-winning ethical fashion start-up that combines contemporary design with African tailoring, employs 13 Tanzanian seamstresses, and revisits Maasai fabric patterns.
The MG Atelier Folleria tailoring collection by Mirco Giovannini: an example of Italian craftsmanship put at the service of a volcanic and innovative creative talent.
A vision of luxury interpreted as well-being in harmony with the environment drives the designer to explore new ways of designing and presenting collections in a sustainable way, such as the use of 3D fashion design for her sartorial collections.
In Hélène’s colour rhythm there is action, movement, and fire. Her works are paintings, tapestries, silk or velvet stoles, cushions, kimonos, and mermaid dresses that she paints using the techniques of Mariano Fortuny and her master and husband, the Venetian painter Bobo Ferruzzi.
Friday 28 October
10 am | Breakfast Workshop | Communicating craftsmanship
At Palazzo Sagredo a meeting with entrepreneurs, tailors, designers, and the creatives present at Ornamenti, with speeches by Alessandra de Nitto, Director of Editorial Projects and Events of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Judith Bradl, influencer and expert in vintage fashion, Laura Scarpa and Lorenzo Cinotti, founders of Venice Fashion Week.
12 NOON | A lecture by Carlos Tieppo
Venice Fashion Week celebrates the career of Carlos Tieppo, creative director of the Sartoria del Teatro La Fenice, who will tell us about working behind the scenes of a great theatre, interviewed by Alessandra de Nitto of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte.
6 PM | The St. Regis Hotel | A cocktail with Franco Puppato
The Arts Bar at the St Regis Venice Hotel overlooks the Grand Canal. Here many of the international clients of Franco Puppato, the undisputed master of handmade men’s suits in Venice, have spent pleasant hours. On Friday 28 October, The St. Regis will pay homage to the Maestro who has dressed stars and royalty in his atelier in San Marco since 1964 and was awarded the MAM, Maestro d’Arte e Mestieri award by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Arbiter prize, the Oscar of Italian tailoring.
Saturday 29 October | 6.30 PM | GRAND FINAL
KIMONO à PORTER fashion show
In order to facilitate the connection between artists and those who attend the events of the Venice fashion week, several exhibitions on craftsmanship, fashion, and photography have been added to the schedule:
- the Lunardelli/Liviana Conti double exhibition
- Venice Photo Lab with the images of more than 60 photographers and artists from around the world
- Sabine Weiss. The Poetry of the Instant at the Casa dei Tre Oci
- from 19 to 26 October Edmond à Venise presents Séverina Lartigue and the art of flower making and Syrk Design by the two artists Séverina Lartigue and Nadia Syrkova with their handmade, decorated and painted hats at the Magazzino Gallery di Palazzo Contarini Polignac.
In the gallery, we will be able to see demonstrations of craftsmanship.
Official hashtags #venicefashionweek #VFW22
Venice Fashion Week is a project by Venezia da Vivere, a Venetian company that deals with digital communication, projects for the city, and events.
Jacopo Ascari is the illustrator of the official poster of Venice Fashion Week 2022.
Camera Buyer, Camera Showroom Milano, Italian Artisan, Confartigianato Italia, Confartigianato Venezia, EBAV, Tavolo Veneto della Moda (Confindustria, Confartigianato, Confesercenti, CNA, Confcommercio)