2018 Intreccincantiere Awards CeremonyThis past 5 April, in the new prestigious Lineapelle venue of Palazzo Gorani in Milan, the 4th Intreccincantiere Awards Ceremony dedicated to designers under 30 was held by Manifattura di Domodossola.
More than 50 youths coming from almost twenty Italian and international fashion schools put their creativity to the test in tackling the theme of braids, which is the core business of Manifattura di Domodossola.
The expert judging panel made up by Bruna Rossi (Women’s Fashion Director for “Io Donna” – Corriere della Sera), Danny D’Alessandro (Mipel CEO & General Manager), Alessandro Iliprandi (UNIC Vice President and owner of Conceria Bonaudo) and Laura Pellegrino (Founder and Creative Director of OB-FASHION, the platform that promotes Made in Italy emerging talents), granted first prize for Best overall creation to Alexandra Kustvall Larsson, a student of Swedish origins attending the Mode Gakuen – College of Fashion and Design in Tokyo. The sabot created by Maria Monfrinati (MP Moda in San Marino) instead won the Best Footwear creation prize, while the winner in the Best Leather Goods creations category was the duo of Asia Fulginiti and Ilaria Riefoli (Fondazione Its Cosmo – Acof Olga Fiorini – Milan).
The other prizes went to Lisa Martignoni (Accademia Belle Arti – Bologna) for Best Interior design creation/project; Francesca Giangregorio and Chiara Girone (Next Fashion School – Bologna) for respectively the Best Clothing creation and Lineapelle’s guests prize; and Andrea Foti (Istituto Superiore Grafica Moda Design – Lecco) for the Manifattura di Domodossola prize.
We thought it was especially important in this historic moment to create a connection between businesses and schools – confirmed Giuseppe Polli, at the head of this ultra-centenarian Piedmont company-. The result was amazing creations of the highest quality and style capable of exalting the culture of the product itself.
Giuseppe Polli underlined the importance of gaining a thorough understanding of raw materials before going on to create high quality products and mentioned how a young designer coming from this very same contest went on to become part of the company.
The event also saw the participation of Domenico De Angelis, Joint General Manager of Banco Popolare di Milano, which sponsored the initiative. In his speech, Mr. De Angelis underlined the importance of projects like this one that support manufacturing excellence in all sectors, an excellence which seems increasingly important today for our country:
Competing with bulk products for mass consumption – he confirmed – is extremely difficult today for our country, while competing with an exclusive product, in any field, offers our up-and-coming youths the chance to enter a highly competitive market.