MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcantara® has chosen New York, Milan and Paris for the debut of its Autumn Winter Collection 2016-17.
The Italian specialist in luxury materials for fashion and accessories, as well as for the automotive, interior design and consumer electronics industries, will display its newest designs at Milano Unica on September 8-10 (Pad. 4, Stand H03) and Première Vision Paris on September 15-17 (Pad. 06, Stand 6K25). Alcantara’s full product line also was displayed at Milano Unica New York earlier this summer.
Alcantara’s Autumn Winter 2016-17 fashion collection borrows English phrases with global meanings to set the tone for its newest offerings, including:
- Dark Horse – An unknown challenger sweeps to the win
This theme opens the collection, featuring animal effects and tone-on-tone micro patterns in dark black, charcoal and navy blue. It is a camouflage pattern with a modern twist: a snakeskin motif is enhanced with perforated black laminate to replicate reptilian scales.
- Icing On The Cake – Something good gets even better
A romantic yet non-frilly theme, this design features Scandinavian influences. Chalky colors and off-white tones are combined with metallic and mustard shades. Natural and typically wintry materials are interspersed with three-dimensional and sparkling effects. Alcantara uses natural wool to create an eco-friendly sheepskin and woven wool to evoke warm winter sweaters, while maintaining a chic look with laminated effects.
- Out Of The Blue – A sudden and unexpected surprise
In this sporty nocturnal mood, varying shades of blue are illuminated with sparkling accents of shimmering colors. Swarovski crystals and reflective and contrasting inserts create exclusive combinations for those who love to be dressed in light. The mood is enhanced with darker tones of Alcantara paired with wool that stands out against the material’s surfaces. An embroidered look is produced by needle-punching, which creates consistently diverse and personalized designs.
- To the Max – We all need a little euphoria
The collection’s final theme is inspired by a retrospective from the ’80s with influences from collegiate athletic uniforms. Color combinations are bold, and the effects created by a wide array of techniques produce an almost random look. The range features functional magnetic buttons, either invisible or simply aesthetic, with multi-colored edges. Reversible puffer jackets or fringes can be combined to enhance a wide variety of styles.
Alcantara S.p.A. – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and 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, 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 TÜV SÜD international 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).