MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcantara, the Italian manufacturer of luxury material for the fashion, interior design and automotive industries, once again has raised the bar for breathtaking design with the recent opening of the Alcantara Concept Store in Milan.
Part museum and part design center, the store currently features products and concepts from six creative designers selected by Vogue Talents and Who’s on Next, as well as items from a new collection of Alcantara® accessories and handbags by New York artist and designer Rebecca Moses.
Display items include one-offs and limited editions side-by-side with a curated selection of concepts that peer into the future of fashion and design, including cutting-edge expressions of automotive and avant-garde interior designs.
“Style Identities” – a new, unconventional collection by Rebecca Moses – was unveiled during Milan Fashion Week in February. Now featured at the Concept Store, the collection interprets fashion through the lifestyle profiles of eight uniquely different women.
A retail store and museum, the store’s contents are continually in flux, reflecting ever-changing fashion trends. Patchwork bags by Benedetta Bruzziches; accessories created by Maria Sole Cecchi for Les Petit Joueurs; sunglasses by Italia Independent, and audio headphones by Master & Dynamic are among the many items currently available at the store.
Visitors also will find two engaging, yet contrasting points of view featuring Alcantara material – a contemporary Lamborghini seat next to a Cappellini armchair.
“Without question, the Alcantara Concept Store represents a welcome departure from today’s retail status quo,” notes Andrea Boragno, Alcantara’s chairman and CEO. “For the shopper, it serves as a one-of-a-kind personal boutique. For the designer, it becomes a source of refreshing, cross-pollinating ideas.”
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Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of a unique and proprietary technology, 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, and consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment to sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy everyday life, while respecting the environment.
Since 2009 Alcantara has been certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all of the CO2 emissions derived from its activities. Alcantara annually draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by TÜV SÜD international authority and also available on its corporate website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara’s production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of the Umbria Region (Terni).
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