In 2018 I was selected by Brera Academy together with other seven students to participate at a three weeks workshop at the historical company Mantero Seta Spa in Grandate, Como. After developing our sketches and ideas for the different themes "paisley", "jungle", "geometric forms" and "Yves Saint Laurent" we were given several silk shirts and all the materials we needed to paint on silk to create our designs for Mantero. They placed us at the gallery in the same space on top of the designers offices in the company building.

We had to realize different design proposals inspired by the themes and conform to the company profile for the chance to compete for a six months internship.

photos by Giulia Riva and me