“Training young individuals means providing them with opportunities, and we have always believed in the potential of young individuals. We believe in their abilities, knowing that they only need to learn and demonstrate their worth.”
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Botteghe di Mestiere: The Selection Process
The selection process to join Botteghe di Mestiere and pursue the art of tailoring involves two avenues. Firstly, in actively seeking talent from renowned fashion schools such as ACOF Olga Fiorini, AFOL Moda, Istituto Burgo, Istituto Marangoni, Polimoda, IED Istituto Europeo di Design, and Koefia. Alternatively, aspiring candidates can also submit their applications directly through the Dolce&Gabbana website. Specifically targetted are junior profiles, individuals aged between 20 and 27, who have already completed their fashion education, ensuring a solid foundation for comprehensive training. By embarking on this educational journey, participants have the unique opportunity to preserve and celebrate the ancient craft, actively contributing to the preservation of Italy’s rich heritage of handmade craftsmanship.
“If you have a passion for your craft, being a tailor becomes a labour of love – it’s a profession that thrives, contrary to popular belief. It’s not just about the time it takes to create a jacket; it’s about the deep appreciation for your work and the sense of pride that comes from crafting something with your own hands.”