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  • Fur sponsored by Saga Furs.Model: Emilie Stridsberg. Photography: Dany Contino. Make up: Jiyeon Kim. Hair: Nicholas Hardwick.
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  • Fashion Illustration. Media used: collage, cut out paper, acrylic colours, golden leaves
  • Fashion Illustration. Media used: collage, cut out paper, acrylic colours, golden leaves
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The inspiration behind this collection is connected to my Italian roots and my childhood memories. Exploring my Catholic heritage as well as religious beliefs and traditional celebrations, allowed me to create a modern and contemporary collection. The aim of my work is to celebrate the value of past memories, indispensable to establish the present and revive the future.

The visual imagery I collected is mainly related to the Christian iconography as well as to the elderly people and their attitude to engage with religion in later life. The final outcome is the meeting point of juxtaposing elements: tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity, fragility and strength.

The colors are mainly drawn from the Christian iconography and visual representation of the Virgin Mary: the choice of fun, bright and loud shades contributed to the creation of a bold wardrobe composed of voluminous silhouettes and an injected dose of modernity. The visual references I chose for my color palettes belong to a series of images called “infinita Gracias” taken from www.flickr.com, a sort of visual collection related to Christian symbols: electric blue, gold, orange, yellow and pastel pink were my main inspiration which enabled me to create an innovative and non-conventional winter palette.

The bold and almost three-dimensional silhouettes are the result of my deep interest in structured, complex and detailed garments as well as my fascination of creative and innovative pattern cutting. My passion for collage also helped the creation and development of my garments and in the specific to the creation of the voluminous shoulder line, which is definitely the highlight of my work.
The choice of cloths as well as the fabric manipulation helped my collection to reach a modern and contemporary finish line: bright orange and blue cashmere together with shiny stretch silks were emphasized by the addition of topstitching and quilting as well as mink fur details sponsored by Saga Furs.

The aim of my final collection is to combine strong awareness in contemporary trends as well as fine technical skills. The revisited craft tradition of the quilting technique together with the exceptional choice of timeless fabrics such as wool cashmere, stretch silks and mink fur satin are the signature of my final work. My ideal customer is an independent and sophisticated woman, ready to present herself to the world in a non-conventional way. The voluminous shapes and intricate topstitching details clearly show a luxurious and exclusive taste.

PROFILE

Highly creative fashion designer with excellent hand drawing and visual skills. Dynamic and organised team player with well-developed written and verbal communications abilities, capable to quickly adapt within a high-pressured environment. Excellent customer service skills with a background in retail management.

EDUCATION

2010 to date: London College of Fashion- London, UK
BA in Fashion Design Technology
Womenswear

2003-2005: Accademia Altieri- Rome, Italy IT
Diploma in Fashion Design and Dressmaking


WORK EXPERIENCE

August - September 2013: David Koma - London

January-August 2012: Richard Nicoll – London UK – Internship

July-September 2011: Thomas Tait - London UK - Internship

September 2011: Danielle Scutt - London Fashion Week UK


ACHIEVEMENTS

Lcf BA 2013 Press show candidate

Saga Furs – Fur Sponsorship Candidate, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013

Shortlisted for the BFC portfolio review, 2013

Shortlisted for Marialuisa.com Illustration Competition, 2013

Shortlisted for Nina De York Illustration Competition, 2013

Victoria & Albert Museum – Collection Flux presented at Fashion Festival, London UK, 2012

Shortlisted for "Chloe" competition, 2012

PRESS

http://kit-magazine.com/post/issue-10/

http://issuu.com/magbrainstorm/docs/brainstorm11/69?e=0

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/lcf-college-shop/

http://www.pigeonsandpeacocks.com/2013/12/profile-valentina-la-porta/

http://www.robphillipswork.com/LCF-2013

http://schoolofreference.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/valentina-la-porta.html

http://www.thefashionconnector.com/designer_showcase/valentina_bio.html#.Ul5pNs24Fug

http://carmenprocopiuc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/valentina-la-porta.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73747906@N04/9490015406/

http://schoolhousefrocks.com/2013/09/25/valentina-la-porta/dc0f6cbb338268e8f00b09cdb156f5b2screen/#main

http://schoolofreference.blogspot.co.uk/2013_08_01_archive.html

http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/tag/valentina-la-porta/

http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2013/07/02/london-college-of-fashion-ba-show-2013/

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2014/ready-to-wear/london-college-of-fashion-ba/full-length-photos

http://www.fashion156.com/daily-blog/london-college-of-fashion-class-of-2013-catwalk-show/

http://www.trendstop.com/members/fashion-trend-stream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj1fm39ha-o

http://issuu.com/london_college_of_fashion/docs/sdt-annual-2013

https://www.facebook.com/brooomroom?ref=stream

http://issuu.com/magbrainstorm/docs/brainstorm11