The art of braiding is back on exhibit at Lineapelle, which hosted Intreccincantiere, on its sixth edition. In other words, the contest promoted by Manifattura di Domodossola. The aim is to scout out young talents who will be able to “carry out a project or a finished product to give top value to braiding”, created by the Piedmont company. Emerging fashion designers, coming from the most prestigious fashion and design academies in the world, have participated in the contest.
The contest at Lineapelle
On 2020 edition, 105 participants, from 28 fashion institutes, joined the contest. Visitors can find competing prototypes at Manifattura di Domodossola stand, located at hall 24, aisle E21/E29-F22/F30). They will be serving leather goods, home furnishings, footwear, apparel and jewellery. While using a large interactive board, visitors may see all sketches designed by competing students.
A panel will select and choose the best competing projects. The panel of judges is composed of Mariella Milani (Tg2 journalist and fashion critic), Simone Guidarelli (Vanity Fair and Glamour Italia fashion editor), Gianfranco Di Natale (General Manager of Sistema Moda Italia and Confindustria Moda for International Affairs), Laura Inghirami (founder and art director of Donna Jewel) and Maddalena Calderoni (art director of the Tones on the Stones festival).
This year contestants who participate in Intreccincantiere come from 15 countries. Besides the USA, Italy, India, Singapore, Spain and Japan, some youngsters from Iran have joined the contest as well. “Considering the global scenario, affected by international tensions – remarked MdD – such young designers are sending some encouraging messages. It is amazing. Despite their being so distant for cultural and traditional reasons, they are connected to everyone else through the powerful theme of fashion, which brings people closer and softens tensions”.
Tones on the Stones
On this edition, the contest has arranged a valuable partnership with Tones on the Stones. It is an international festival that oversees art productions set in huge stone stages under the stars. Therefore, the winners of Intreccincantiere contest will be engaged in the creation of stage costumes for “The Witch Hunt” opera. They will work together with internationally renowned artists, such as Monica Manganelli (nominee for the Oscar in 2016): she will oversee the immersive video scenic design during the world premiere of the opera, which will be on in summer 2021.