UNIC-LINEAPELLE in partnership with ACCADEMIA COSTUME & MODA and GUCCI
LINEAPELLE - Fashion Video Area - (Pav. 15 – Aisle Z )
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - H 12.00 - 13.00
At LINEAPELLE, the main international fair of the leather industry, the Italian tanners’ association will present the “EXPLORING ITALIAN LEATHER SUSTAINABILITY” project, developed in partnership with Accademia Costume & Moda and Gucci.
The production chain teams up with education providers and, with support from Gucci, supports new talents to develop awareness of future design.
Sustainability, product culture and experimentation are the linchpins on which third-year students on the 1st Level Academic Diploma course in Costume & Fashion will be working to create a capsule collection according to a brief by the Florentine brand, using only materials from the tanners undersigning the UNIC sustainability manifesto.
The one-year project runs from October 2017 to October 2018, with a calendar of case histories, meetings with professionals, specific workshops on the theme of sustainability and visits to UNIC member companies, and also, in 2018, to the new Gucci centre of excellence for leather goods and footwear, which will allow students to further improve their knowledge about the subject.
At the same time, the Academy and companies will work alongside the students in laboratory activities for creative conception, development and prototyping of the capsule collections. The prototypes made will be showcased at the LINEAPELLE autumn collection edition.
Italian tanneries see sustainability as the natural expression of an innovative vision that champions excellence and continual improvement, a guarantee of quality for the entire reference production chain.