Dolce&Gabbana and Cà Foscari: the "Fenice" project wins

The winning team from the DG Cross-Cultural Awareness & Expertise educational workshop, in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University, has been honoured with a prize


March 2024

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The award ceremony for the DG Cross-Cultural Awareness & Expertise educational workshop, a collaborative initiative between Dolce&Gabbana and Ca’ Foscari University, was held at DG Martini® in Milan. During the event, the students involved in the “Fenice” project were proclaimed as the winners.


Initiated in late May of last year, the workshop engaged thirty students from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Its primary goal was to offer an innovative educational experience where students could confront real-world challenges. Additionally, it aimed to establish a collaboration between Dolce&Gabbana and Ca’ Foscari, with the objective of enhancing the innovation process through creativity and interdisciplinary approaches, develop new ideas and solutions based on innovation challenges, and nurture young talents.


CLabs are innovative educational projects that, in collaboration with national entities in the local area, aim to foster a culture of sustainability, innovation, and hands-on learning through active workshops at the university. They also promote interdisciplinary approaches and new learning models using innovative methodologies like Design Thinking and Business Model Canvas.



The winning project

Developed by students from the Crimson group, the Fenice project endeavours to establish a constructive and considerate exchange between two realms: Dolce&Gabbana and Chinese culture. This initiative is structured around a three-phase plan: preserving Chinese intangible heritage, creating inclusive and versatile pop-up stores, and producing short videos covering various themes. A pivotal aspect of the group’s collaboration was the diverse academic backgrounds and experiences of its members, which contributed to a fusion of ideas and expertise, enriching the project substantially.


Among the numerous awards presented to the winning team, consisting of Vittorio Cattel, Paola Gheno, Yueling Guan, Simona Tung, and Mejtullahe Vogli, is an olive tree from the non-profit organization Save the Olives.