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Alcantara by Andrea Incontri
The first womenswear collection designed by Andrea Incontri for Alcantara.
A collaboration that hinges on shared values and on the goal of making conscientious, sustainable, original and contemporary luxury a possible and attainable goal.
Alcantara by Andrea Incontri is a distillation of the creative partnership project between the brand that symbolises versatility par excellence and the designer's multifaceted style.
“Together we want to conquer new milestones in terms of performance, aesthetics, identity and responsibility”, declares Andrea Boragno, CEO and Chairman di Alcantara.
For the Alcantara woman, Incontri imagined a wardrobe with a strong personality, that stretches the material's qualities by applying them to the most stylish fashion trends.
“I became excited about my reflections on luxury. How many stereotypes exist in social dress? Some are extremely stylish, others decidedly outdated. I thought about visual power, recognizability, about desire tied to material value. Then I tried to turn this design idea into a precise and straightforward women's wardrobe,” explains Andrea Incontri.
The collection is made up of allusions, of apparent contradictions that instead blend together harmoniously: technicality and tailoring, street style and couture attitude.
Using Alcantara as his base material, Incontri created a mix that centres around tradition designed for the future.
From the coat that becomes the symbol of Italian elegance par excellence, to the skirts that play the central role of accessory-piece, thanks to which he declares a deliberately eccentric style intention. Very logical contrasts: animal prints and the certification of an entirely "animal friendly" production, or rather that makes no use of animal products.
Braided Alcantara, covered in catlike and snake prints, laminated, paired, hand-embroidered. In an ideal wardrobe made of timeless pieces Alcantara has many faces, designed to be worn like an artist's canvas, that paint on the body the style of the moment. The large pleats of the full skirts to "play" with what you wear, like with an "origami in motion". The prints of classic men's fabrics that become an illusion and an allusion to an everlasting style, which draws from the past and is plunged into a future that can only be imagined. Glen plaid, hound-stooth, pinstripe, and herringbone along with zebra print, fluorescent colour block and all-over prints. Laser mesh cuts, original patterns that expertly mix with eco-fur inserts and natural fibres.
Puffy coats and jackets, sweaters and shirts. And then architectural dresses, which outline a dreamlike silhouette, making the most of the responsiveness of the Alcantara material. Experiments that lay the groundwork for inspiration.
And then, the real accessories: the bags of life, that mark life's moments like clocks of desire. Macro weekend shoppers, for the city. For every woman, for every occasion and with every feeling.
The Slash – backpack, bucket and tote – super chic and at the same time almost an indulgence, capable of containing the bare minimum or offering the space necessary for crazy shopping escapades and short trips.
“Alcantara itself is an accessory: it goes with everything and everyone, from cars to models, from the latest generation computers to luxury yachts, from airplanes to works of art. Nothing is better than Alcantara to forge a new dimension of an accessory. Alcantara is the 21st century's second skin», concludes Incontri.
In keeping with the plan to form new collaborations with the best names in Made in Italy, Andrea Incontri designed sandals, boots and pumps made in Alcantara by Sergio Rossi.
Alcantara and the Alcantara collection by Andrea Incontri are exclusively Made in Italy.
Exclusively Made in Italy
Alcantara is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment. Since 2009 Alcantara is certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. To mark out the path of the company in such a field, every year Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by BDO authority and available also on the corporate website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).