An exponent of Italian craftsmanship on the international stage from its beginnings, Alcantara held an exclusive event at the Italian Embassy in Tokyo to present the new collaboration with FACETASM and FUMIE TANAKA, cutting-edge fashion brands on the Japanese and international scene, to create two Capsule Collections revolving around the soft touch material.
ALCANTARA, FACETASM AND FUMIE TANAKA: TWO SPECIAL CAPSULE COLLECTIONS IN TOKYO
Alcantara collaborates with the two Japanese fashion brands FACETASM and FUMIE TANAKA for two special Capsule Collections presented at the Italian Embassy in Tokyo.
Video of the event, Tokyo 28 March 2023
FACETASM and FUMIE TANAKA Collection
Thanks to the inimitable Japanese creativity and artistic vision of Mr Ochiai, the designer behind FACETASM, and Ms Tanaka, that behind FUMIE TANAKA, each item created encapsulates and showcases the extreme customisation of the material with a unique, tailor-made approach. It’s perfectly in keeping with the world of Alcantara’s characteristic values, in which beauty and functionality become one.
Versatility of the material
For 12 items of clothing and a number of accessories, the incredible versatility of Alcantara allows it to be transformed in different styles and processes: from lasing cutting for more street-style and hybrid items by FACETASM, to embossing and a special Alcantara knotted weave for the more romantic and feminine style of FUMIE TANAKA.
The installation was prepared entirely by Japanese stylist Mr Sukezane and allowed guests to touch the items and accessories created by the two brands for themselves.
“Alcantara has always been an exponent of Italian style around world.
That’s why we’re particularly pleased to present this collaboration with two cutting-edge Japanese brands – FACETASM and FUMIE TANAKA – that have enabled the creation of these two special Capsule Collections that blend tradition, craftsmanship and innovation: values that have historically been shared by our two countries.”
Andrea Boragno, Chairman & CEO of Alcantara