The latest edition of the washing seminar organized by Isko and Creative Room on January 23 and 24, 2014, involving teachers and tutors from schools participating in the I-SKOOL project, was a success.

The special washing seminar was held by Creative Room, Isko’s Italian specialist centre for style, research and design and was entirely dedicated to I-SKOOL, as part of the “talent award”, which is promoted by Isko and Creative Room, in partnership with Lenzing, Denim by Première Vision and Moleskine, in which talented students from some of Europe’s most important fashion design schools have the opportunity to improve their skills and industrialize their creativity by working together with leading players of the sector.

Special guests were teachers and tutors from three of the five schools that joined the project: ESMOD Munich, Istanbul Moda Academy and Chelsea College of Art. The other two schools involved in I-SKOOL are the Italian Istituto Marangoni and the London College of Fashion, who have previously worked with Creative Room.

During the two-day seminar, Isko and Creative Room offered a detailed overview of all the main stages of the denim supply chain, with visits to some of the most important, high-tech Italian factories for the fashion industry. Isko and Creative Room will lead the operational side of the project by providing students with the most advanced ISKO fabrics and technologies, to help them to develop a total denim look.

At Tonelloʼs, participants witnessed the entire production cycle, from machinery engineering to the R&D department where cutting-edge laser, washing and printing machines work in full respect of environmental standards. Then they moved to New Line Printed Wearing, a company specialized in textile printing and serigraphy for premium fashion brands, and to Quake, a leading player in automatic embroidery with a wide range of services, including decorations made with Swarovski crystals and other precious materials.

Part of the journey was spent at Creative Room, where participants experienced the entire process of creating a new garment, from paper pattern to the final treatments, and saw the collection of ISKO garments stored in the archive and the great variety of treatments, washing and decorations available.

“Creative Room will play a significant role for the I-SKOOL project,” claims Marco Lucietti, marketing director SANKO/ISKO division. “Weʼll provide young designers-to-be with the most advanced technologies and know-how available in the denim sector. With all the support of our partners and of the schools involved, we’re sure it will be an amazing experience”.