MILAN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara is previewing its 2015-2016 fall-and-winter collection of fashion materials at major shows in New York, Milan and Paris over the next three months.
With themes based on photo filters used on Instagram -- the popular photo-sharing social-media network -- the Alcantara collection will debut at Premiere Vision New York (July 22-23), Milano Unica (Sept. 9-11) and Premiere Vision Paris (Sept. 16-18).
The collection's four "Instagram" themes range in style from chic to fashionable "old-school" and include INKWELL, EARLYBIRD, LO-FI and BRANNAN.
INKWELL materials by Alcantara are intended to demonstrate the essence of black-and-white. Tone-on-tone effects are created by layering monochrome foils and prints that highlight the contrast between the two colors. Alcantara with an almost bleached white appearance and the feel of hand-knit Merino wool sharply contrasts with black appliques of resin-coated, electro-welded Alcantara reminiscent of the biker world.
Alcantara's EARLYBIRD theme offers a more faded, even fuzzy palette of blue and violet that seeks to view nature under a microscope with copper foils and iridescent canvases seen through perforated Alcantara. Stone chips applied to Alcantara for the first time further enhance material featured in the EARLYBIRD line.
LO-FI provides designers with a sporty feel, mixing a variety of textures, colors and technologies to highlight Alcantara's versatility. Within the LO-FI line stripes contrast with polka dots, solid colors are interwoven with soft, flat-background shades and digital prints team with laser cuts. Three-dimensional effects are created by bonding Alcantara with milled foam and other materials.
The collection's fourth theme, BRANNAN, offers a palette of soft tones with a focus on browns and beiges that evoke fashionable old-school style patterns such as houndstooth, tartan and Prince of Wales check.
In New York, Alcantara will be on display at Premiere Vision's Hall A48; at Milano Unica in Hall 04-Stand G06, and at Premiere Vision Paris in Hall 06-Stand 6K23.
About Alcantara – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material that offers 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 fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design, home decor, and consumer-electronics. Its unique features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyles: the lifestyles 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 the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. In 2011, the analysis was extended to Alcantara's entire product lifecycle, including use and disposal phases ("from cradle to grave"). The company annually prepares and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by the TUV SUD international authority and available on its own corporate website.
Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara has production facilities and an R&D department in Nera Montoro in the heart of the Umbria Region (Terni).
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