Fashion Bridges







DROMe 2022

The Embassy of Italy in Pretoria organised the second edition of the Fashion Bridges I Ponti della Moda’ project, launched in 2021 together with South African Fashion Week (SAFW), the Italian fashion school Polimoda in Florence and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), with the support of Italian Trade Agency, Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, to foster partnerships between the fashion systems in Italy and South Africa.


In this framework, the talented Italian fashion designer Marianna Rosati, alumna of Polimoda and now Creative Director of the Italian brand “DROMe” was selected by Polimoda and CNMI and presented her latest SS 23 collection to the South African Fashion Week in Johannesburg. Her fashion show took place at “Mall of Africa” on the 20th of October at 20:00.

Cape Town


On October 27th, DROMe presented the collection in a special event hosted by the Embassy of Italy at the Ambassador’s residence in Cape Town.

[Marianna Rosati – Creative Director of DROMe]

For the Spring Summer 2023 Collection Creative Director Marianna Rosati took inspiration from the book “Subway” by photographer Bruce Davidson, an exploration of the 1980s New York’s underground system through a series of vibrant portraits.

The ever-changing succession of individuals hopping on and off the subway inspired the Collection: the way their appearance varies depending on the stops, the stories they tell with their looks and the stories that can only be imagined. The social landscape that the subway gathers and embraces.


2022 Fashion Show
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Press release

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Cape Town: 29 October – 9 November

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