Alcantara company is actively committed to experimentation, working with fashion designers and supporting projects and initiatives aimed at rising talents in international fashion design.
Alcantara cooperates with a range of designers – up-and-coming or well-established – as long as their work focused on innovation. Alcantara develops special, specific materials for their collections shown at the main international fashion weeks.
The latest collaborative efforts include: Aquilano.Rimondi, Ricostru, Rosa Clandestino, Arthur Arbesser, Quattromani.
As part of its renewed cooperation with the prestigious London school, Alcantara has founded the "Alcantara Award" for the student who best interprets the material in her/his collection.
After the success of Who Is On Next? over the last few years, in 2014 the cooperation with Vogue Italia develops into the Alcantara New Wave project. For this ambitious project, Vogue Talents and Alcantara have selected Arthur Arbesser, Au Jour Le Jour, Paul Andrew, Paula Cademartori and Stella Jean.
Alcantara has for many years been the main partner of the fashion scouting initiative promoted by AltaRoma in collaboration with Vogue Italia to give visibility to young talents in Italian fashion.
Here something about latest editions: 2013, 2012, 2011.