June 11-15, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Presenter - Nello Marelli
Nello Marelli, Color and Textile ConsultantColor Forecast in Virtual Reality
I live in Como, a city famous for fashion, fabrics and printed silk. Over time, these themes have become the focus of my work and my life. The "Decoration" has always fascinated me for the wonder and amazement that it is able to create. Artist and Painter and then I dedicated myself to the profession of textile designer, starting with the coordination of colors and prints and then to create collections for BOGGIA drawing studio and in TJSS converter.
My work has allowed me to travel a lot and to meet some of the most famous Italian designers such as Versace, Armani and Ferrè. When I was 25 years old, I decided to go my own way by becoming Textile Designers Free-Lance textile consultant of printing, color and trend forecasting. A few years later, I started working at EUROJERSEY where for 19 years I was the head of the creative department: creation of collections, printed designs and color trends for the underwear, swimwear, sportswear and apparel.
I am currently a freelance textile consultant and color advisor at E.Boselli & C, Archivio Spadacini. The constant research in the color trend has led me to become part of some Italian and international study groups on color, such as Color Coloris (specialized in Color Trend Forecasting) and IACC-Italia (International Association of Color Consultant - Italy).
In IACC Italy, of which I have been Vice President for 13 years, I learned how to deal with color in non-fashion areas, for example both public and private and even industrial places and more. I am specialized in social forecasting, "studies of futures" at the Department of Sociology of the University of Trento. I make my color trend book. I produced TREND FORECAST IN VIRTUAL REALITY; the first color trend presented with OCULUS Q2 in virtual reality.
The Inter-Society Color Council advances the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, industry and design.
Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education.