From the Fashion Design Course to the professional experience at Max Mara.
She immediately showed a keen interest in creative activities. She draws, paints, writes, alongside a fervent passion for fashion. She decides to enroll in the Undergraduate Course in Fashion Design at Istituto Modartech and, from there, her dream comes to life. An academic and professional training in art history, modeling, drawing techniques, fashion design and graphic design which allowed her to create her own fashion collection of clothing, footwear and accessories that walked the catwalk of Fashion Graduate Italia 2021 in front of the press, companies, professionals, and HR.
A solid training base combined with explosiveness in artistic creation made inroads during talks with talent scouts and now she works in the Product Office of Max Mara.
This is the successful story of Chiara Menapace.
My name is Chiara Menapace, I am 22 years old and I was born in Livorno.
I express my passions in the creative field: i love to paint and draw. I am currently working at Max Mara in Reggio Emilia.
1. Why did you choose Istituto Modartech and where did your passion for fashion come from?
2. What is your best memory at Istituto Modartech?
My best memory at the institute was the experience of Fashion Graduate Italia in Milan. I had the opportunity to see the items from my collection made at the Institute on an international catwalk and worn by professional models.
I was so satisfied and excited, a milestone after three years of study, workshops and intense moments.
This opportunity for visibility made me realize that I was following the right path.
3. How the experience of the Fashion Design Course has contributed to your education and your current career at Max Mara?
Today I work a lot with the graphic design and digital illustration programs that I learned to use during the entire three-year period at Istituto Modartech. The familiarity acquired with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign allows me to carry out indispensable activities every day within the work team at Max Mara and consequently feel myself a useful and fundamental resource. Another important aspect is that Istituto Modartech allows us to prepare ourselves for the world of work, thanks to a specialization of skills in contact with companies and dedicated project work .
4. Tell us about your current experience at Max Mara
5. Give an advice to the young creatives who would like to work in the fashion world.
The important thing is to have passion and show it in everything you do.
6. Your goals for the future?
Learn on the pitch, get involved and keep working in the world of high fashion.