The “Grazia Creative Lab with Riccardo Ruini”

Grazia, the leading 100% Italian fashion magazine, with 20 editions around the world, is contributing its 80 years of experience in the fashion sector to a new project developed in collaboration with Riccardo Ruini, the creative director of numerous campaigns for some of the most prestigious international brands. The project, which is called Grazia Creative Lab with Riccardo Ruini, will be a laboratory for the production of communication content in the service of fashion and luxury brands.

Grazia Creative Lab with Riccardo Ruini will offer companies creative solutions for advertising campaigns that can run across different media.

“With Grazia Creative Lab we want to provide companies with content that is able to excite and enthuse people, our extensive knowledge of readers, celebrities, models, photographers and the privileged relationship we have developed with them. With our accumulated experience and the speed with that characterises us, we can construct content to match the needs of companies,” declared Silvia Grilli, editor of Grazia.

Grazia Creative Lab is the result of a desire to satisfy the needs that many brands have today to communicate in  a complete, rapid and effective way with a formula that is economically manageable. My task will be to ensure quality and innovation, precisely in the way that great chefs develop collaborations between brands and talent,”  declared Riccardo Ruini, creative director.

The project will also enhance the Grazia Italia system,  a dynamic, contemporary communication platform, with a magazine with 805,797 readers, up 9% since the last survey (Source: Audipress 2018/III), the web site, with a monthly average of 3.1 million unique users (Source: Audiweb December 2018), its social channels, which reach of 10 million users (Source: Facebook Insight February 2019), special events, the Influencer Factory, and now also creative agency.

Evolution has always been a characteristic of the Mondadori Group brand, which, over its 80-year history, has distinguished itself for its ability to perfectly capture and reflect the essence of the times. It anticipated the revolution of social media and the role of fashion influencers, now fundamental components of the fashion system. And it has won over a new generation of readers, also through its timely and authoritative news coverage, providing space for investigative journalism, without fear of swimming against the tide. All of this has made it possible to reinforce the link between its community of readers and the world of fashion and beauty that revolves around the magazine.

Grazia Creative Lab with Riccardo Ruini was presented today by the editor of Grazia Silvia Grilli, the general manager of Magazines Italy of the Mondadori Group Carlo Mandelli and the creative director Riccardo Ruini, with a roundtable discussion about the creative process, the new codes of communication and the role of endorsers, with observations from the chef Andrea Berton, a Grazia contributor, who talked about the creative side of being a great chef, and the showgirl Melissa Satta, who spoke of her experience as the face of a number of advertising campaigns and the evolution of image.