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Armani silos

An intensive filmmaking workshop for young creative talents.

Armani/Laboratorio covers the fundamental disciplines of filmmaking: directing, screenwriting, set design, photography, editing, costumes, make-up and hair styling. The workshop comprises eight training sessions, one for each discipline, taught by leading professionals in the industry with a mentor/student approach.

The ultimate goal of Armani/Laboratorio is to produce a short film that captures the distinctive characteristics of Giorgio Armani’s aesthetic by offering students an in-depth look at the key stages and inner workings of the filmmaking process.

Jessica Stam, Photo by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, 2006

THE WORKSHOP

The students of Armani/Laboratorio during the lectures with the mentors.

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The names of the finalists will be published on this website in November 2017.

The mentors

A mentor of reference for each discipline will support student trainees in an effort to foster circularity and the transmission of knowledge between generations, promoting an extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage.

Directing / Michele Placido

Director, actor and screenwriter. He has also directed Romanzo Criminale – Crime Novel, Angel of Evil, Sette minuti and the first episodes of the television series Suburra: Blood on Rome. He won four David di Donatello Awards.

Screenwriting / Francesca Marciano

Screenwriter and writer. With Damned The Day I Met You, she won a David di Donatello for best screenplay. Among others, she has written the screenplays for Me and You, Don’t Tell, On Tour, I’m Not Scared, Viaggio sola and Miele.

Photography / Luca Bigazzi

Director of photography. A David di Donatello Awards record holder, he has been the cinematographer for The Great Beauty, Youth, Il Divo and The Young Pope.

Editing / Patrizio Marone

Film, fiction and commercial editor. Among many others, he has collaborated on films such as The Ignorant Fairies, Loose Canons, the TV series Gomorrah and Suburra, both the film and the TV series.

Costumes / Gabriella Pescucci

Costume designer. Oscar winner for The Age of Innocence and BAFTA Award winner for Once Upon A Time In America.

Costumes / Alessandro Lai

Costume designer. Some of his biggest collaborations include Fasten Your Seatbelts, Saturn In Opposition, Red Istanbul and I Medici.

Set Design / Paki Meduri

Set designer. Winner of the Nastro D’Argento Award for Alaska and Suburra: Blood on Rome. Three-time David di Donatello Awards nominee. He worked on the set design for the TV series Gomorrah.

Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist / Aldo Signoretti

Make-up artist and hair stylist. Oscar nominee for Moulin Rouge, Apocalypto and Il Divo. Four-time David di Donatello Awards winner. He worked on Gangs of New York and The Great Beauty.

Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist / Maurizio Silvi

Make-up artist. Oscar nominee for Moulin Rouge. Winner of the David di Donatello Awards for The Great Beauty. He worked on Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and The Tourist.

Gli allievi

Sofia Casciardi / Costumes

In 2016 Casciardi graduated in Fashion and Textile Design at the IED’s “Aldo Galli” Academy of Fine Arts in Como. In 2015, she took part in the Graduate Fashion Week, held at the Triennale in Milan in collaboration with the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.

Andrea Cordaro / Cinematography

Cordaro graduated in Cinematography in 2016 from the Scuola Civica di Cinema Luchino Visconti. He specialises in shooting, digital photography, editing and post-production programs. He works as an independent videomaker.

Silvia Acquapendente / Hair Styling

In 2011 Acquapendente graduated in Artistic Makeup and Special Effects at the BCM school (Beauty Center of Milan), where she has also taught courses in Makeup and Artistic Hairstyling since 2013. She has worked as a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist on many music videos and currently works on fashion and advertising campaign sets.

Camilla Spalvieri / Make Up Artisti

Spalvieri took the Course for Makeup Artists, recognised by the Lazio region, at the professional Studio 13 Academy and a course in film makeup special effects at SFX INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY. Since 2014 she has participated in various workshops and master classes, also working as a makeup artist on several feature films and short films.

Artemide Alfieri / Editing

Alfieri completed her degree in Communication Sciences in Naples in 2011 and went on to graduate in editing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2014. She has worked as Assistant Editor on feature films and has edited several short films.

Marco Armando Piccinini / Directing

Piccinini graduated in 2012 from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Lombardy Branch - Corporate Filmmaking course: Documentaries and advertising. He works as a director at an advertising production company since 2014, in addition to editing TV commercials and short films. In 2016, he edited the short film “Nona” by Stephen King.

Alessandro Padovani / Screenplay

Padovani is currently completing a screenwriting course at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema - Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He has already won several awards for his work, at a national level.

Midori Hasuike / Set Design

After receiving a degree in architecture from the Politecnico University in Milan in 2010, Hasuike has worked at several well-known studios of architects in Rotterdam, Tokyo and New York. In 2015, she set up her own studio in Milan, specialising in installations and interior design.

Introducing Armani/Laboratorio

On Saturday, November 11th, the eight participants of the Armani/Laboratorio project were officially unveiled. On that occasion, they met their respective mentors for the very first time.

The meeting was an important opportunity to spark discussion and debate, laying the groundwork for the short film to be shot at the conclusion of the theoretical and practical lessons taking place at the Armani/Silos in Milan.

The programme

The first edition of Armani/Laboratorio will be held from November 27th to December 6th at the Armani/Silos exhibition space in Milan.

Natalia Semanova, Photo by Peter Lindbergh, 2001

Full program below:

August 31st 2017

call for applications opens

October 31st 2017

call for applications closes

November 7th 2017

finalists’ selection

November 11th 2017

welcome day for mentors and students at Casa del Cinema in Rome

November 27th / December 3rd 2017

lectures and practical sessions at Armani/Silos

December 4th / 6th 2017

filming and editing

Armani/Laboratorio supporters

Margaret Mazzantini, writer and screenwriter

Luca Bigazzi, cinematographer

Sergio Castellitto, actor and director

Maria Sole Tognazzi, director

Ivan Cotroneo, screenwriter and director

Gabriele Muccino, director

Cristina Comencini, director and writer

Michele Placido, actor and director

Giuseppe Tornatore, director

Discover more

The supporters

  • Luca Bigazzi
  • Milena Canonero
  • Paolo Carnera
  • Sergio Castellitto
  • Cristina Comencini
  • Ivan Cotroneo
  • Ludovica Ferrario
  • Enrico Iacoponi
  • Alessandro Lai
  • Francesca Marciano
  • Patrizio Marone
  • Margaret Mazzantini
  • Paki Meduri
  • Ferdinando Merolla
  • Gabriele Muccino
  • Ferzan Ozpetek
  • Gabriella Pescucci
  • Michele Placido
  • Carlo Poggioli
  • Sharim Sabbatini
  • Aldo Signoretti
  • Maurizio Silvi
  • Maria Sole Tognazzi
  • Giuseppe Tornatore
TICKETS

Tickets allow visitors to explore the exhibition, an overview of the themes that have inspired and continue to inspire Giorgio Armani’s creative work.

Visitors may also access the digital archive for free by registering online or on site.

Tickets can be purchased:
+39 02 91630010
From Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6:30pm

Additional options

At all Vivaticket locations


Full 12,00
Full + Audio Guide 15,00
Reductions* 8,40

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Digital Archive

SKETCHES

A selection of sketches, technical drawings and illustrations related to the ready-to-wear and couture collections.

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

Photographs and technical specifications of the clothes and accessories on display illustrating the themes that have inspired and continue to inspire the creative work of Giorgio Armani.

THE SPACE

On the third and last floor of Armani/Silos, the building built in 1950 was originally used as a warehouse for cereals.

PICTURES

A unique selection of images of the stars who have worn the clothes on display, as well as fashion shows and advertising campaigns photographs.

Archive Area

To use the touchscreen tables and access the projection area – free admission

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Workstation

To reserve a research desk – free admission

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Via Bergognone, 40
Milan, Italy

  • MM2, Stop Porta Genova

    · Walk 250 meters towards the pedestrian overpass
    located on the right side of the train station
    · Cross the bridge and follow the road to the left
    · Continue onto Via Tortona for 400 meters and
    at the roundabout turn left onto Via Bergognone

  • Tram14, Stop Piazza del Rosario

    · Head southeast and exit the roundabout
    onto Via Bergognone
    · After 450 meters the destination is on the right

  • Other directions

Public transportation
Underground M2 - Green Line (Stop Porta Genova F.S.) 1km
Linea 2 (Stop Porta Genova F.S.) 1km
Linea 9 (Stop Porta Genova F.S.) 1km
Linea 10 (Stop Porta Genova F.S.) 1km
Linea 14 (Stop Solari/Stendhal) 700 m
Linea 68 (Stop Bergognone) 100 m
Linea 74 (Stop Porta Genova F.S.) 1km
Linea 90 / 91 (Stop Piazzale Delle Milizie - Viale Troya) 850 m


FROM STAZIONE CENTRALE
Take the underground line M2 (green) - direction
of Abbiategrasso / Assago Milano Forum - and get off at Porta Genova F.S.
Walk 250 meters towards the pedestrian overpass located on the right side of the train station. Cross the bridge and follow the road to the left. Continue onto Via Tortona for 400 meters and at the roundabout turn left onto Via Bergognone.


FROM STAZIONE GARIBALDI
Take the underground line M2 (green) - direction
of Abbiategrasso / Assago Milano Forum - and get off at Porta Genova F.S.
Walk 250 meters towards the pedestrian overpass located on the right side of the train station. Cross the bridge and follow the road to the left. Continue onto Via Tortona for 400 meters and at the roundabout turn left onto Via Bergognone.


FROM LINATE AIRPORT
Take the 73 bus (Aeroporto - San Babila) and get off at San Babila M1. Take the underground
line M1 (red) from San Babila - direction
of Bisceglie/Rho Fiera Milano - and get off at Cadorna F.N. Triennale.
Take the underground line M2 (green) - direction
of Abbiategrasso / Assago Milano Forum - and get off at Porta Genova F.S.
Walk 250 meters towards the pedestrian overpass located on the right side of the train station. Cross the bridge and follow the road to the left. Continue onto Via Tortona for 400 meters and at the roundabout turn left onto Via Bergognone.


FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT
Take the Malpensa Express train (one every 30 minutes) and get off at Cadorna F.N. Triennale.
Take the underground line M2 (green) - direction
of Abbiategrasso / Assago Milano Forum - and get off at Porta Genova F.S.
Walk 250 meters towards the pedestrian overpass located on the right side of the train station. Cross the bridge and follow the road to the left. Continue onto Via Tortona for 400 meters and at the roundabout turn left onto Via Bergognone.


BIKE SHARING
A Bike MI station is located in Largo delle Culture, between via Bergognone and via Tortona. Station 164 Bergognone - Tortona.