August 09, 2018

Federica Levrero, Fashion Consultant

We  talk exclusively with Federica Levrero educational consultant, specialized in fashion, art and design. Referent in the Southern Cone for her impeccable work she welcomes us in Montevideo where she has his base of operations.

As a representative of the Istituto Marangoni in the Southern Cone, what would you say are the key characteristics / attitudes to undertake in the fashion industry?

The same characteristics necessary to undertake in any industry: consistency, consistency, preparation and global vision. And this is when I am firm in that a global vision is indispensable to think about the works of the future, to undertake. and for that, it is necessary to travel, exchange with other cultures, see how people from all over the world think, work and live. This is not learned by reading online or studying in the same place we were born. It is learned in schools like the Istituto Marangoni, which have that vision incorporated. Students from more than 100 countries enter year after year to study in one of its 11 venues in the world. 

Recently, the Istituto Marangoni has inaugurated its great headquarters in Miami and for the first time it arrives in the United States after Europe and Asia ... What does it mean to have its first headquarters in America? What opportunities do you offer to students?

Istituto Marangoni chose Miami to open its first headquarters in the United States, partly because of the closeness it has with Latin America, it is an opportunity to discover new talents in the region and help them in their journey as future professionals. Studying at the Istituto Marangoni is a bridge between emerging designers and the international fashion industry. There are many talented designers who for lack of confidence and lack of contacts in the international market, fail to make the great leap. Istituto Marangoni is an opportunity to expand knowledge and contacts.

To this day, what do you think are the most influential / inspiring emerging designers in Latin America?

Silvia Tcherassi and Esteban Cortazar, both members of the Board of Advisors of the Istituto Marangoni, I also think of JohannaOrtiz and Mercedes Salazar.

We met at MOLA, the most important sustainable fashion event in Latin America, how have you lived this last edition?

Very positively The growth of MOLA and the footprint that is leaving with only two years of life, is great. I am glad to have supported this movement since the first year and speaking from my personal experience, it is a place of inspiration where meeting incredible people from different parts of the world makes it possible. For design students, I think it is a moment of reflection to rethink or develop their future projects. 

Thanks to strategic collaborations such as MOLA and BIAAF, a bridge between European and Latin American design is opened, what would you highlight in the two regions? How do you value the exchange of projects and the mobility of designers between both regions?

There is a global movement that seeks a change and I believe that here a great opportunity opens for us Latin Americans to be able to take advantage of the sustainable current. The importance of generating a mobility of designers between different regions is great and alliances such as MOLA and BIAAF make it possible. Local designers need partnerships like these to be able to show internationally. 

We invite you to visit Levrero’s work on her website