Honorary Master’s Degree to Nanni Strada

The design culture at the heart of fashion creation

Politecnico di Milano has awarded a Honorary Master’s Degree in Design for the Fashion System to Nanni Strada as an acknowledgment of the important role played by Strada in the innovation process of industrial design for fashion.

In 1973 Nanni Strada designed 'Il Manto e la Pelle' (The Coat and the Skin) for Calza Bloch, a pioneering system of garments made with automatic processes and without production waste, consisting of one-piece garment-mantle and the world's first completely seamless garment. The project was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979.

During the ceremony, Professor Valeria Maria Iannilli, Coordinator of the Programme Board of Design for the Fashion System at Politecnico di Milano, emphasised:

Nanni Strada has contributed to the development of design culture and is part of those cultural roots which since the 1960s have made design for fashion one of our country's expressions of excellence.

The ceremony opened with greetings from the Dean of the School of Design, Professor Francesco Zurlo, and was attended by Professor Paola Bertola, Deputy Head of the Department of Design, who delivered the laudatio that introduced Nanni Strada's lectio magistralis.