The Upcycling Project: the new project between Istituto Modartech, DHL Express Italy and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion

Students from the degree course in Fashion Design reinterpret the DHL uniforms in an upcycling key.

Istituto Modartech finalist in the contest launched by DHL and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion with three emerging designers

Upcycling and fashion design meet in the re-fashioning project launched by DHL Express Italy and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.

It all started with an educational workshop that involved some students of the Three-year Course in Fashion Design called to reinterpret the old uniforms of DHL couriers in an upcycling key with new fashion concepts. A path marked by briefs, analysis of garments, sketches and presentations of unconventional outfits born from disused uniforms capable of embracing genderless aesthetics, and dreaminess.

Among the proposals presented in the form of graphic sketches, those of the designers Erika Guarino, Alessia Leone and Alberto Santarnecchi were selected, which will be shared on the DHL Express Italy social channels and voted by the Instagram community through a survey that will elect the final winner.

The prize up for grabs is really high: the designer who receives the most votes will have the opportunity to produce and present their garment at the Fashion Hub of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion in Milan, one of the top cities in the world of fashion.

For more information on the three-year Fashion Design course with the release of a First Level Academic Diploma – Bachelor’s Degree, send an email to or contact us directly on 0587 58458.