Gabriele Larcher, Emilia Torcini, Anna Dionisi, Leonardo Rossetto and Luca Bianco. They are the ones who have won the seventh edition of Milano Moda Graduate, an award for emerging talent. The designers’ show took place during the last day of Milan Fashion Week. The absolute star of the collection that won the YKK Prize? Italian leather.
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) announced the winners of the last edition of Milano Moda Graduate. The event rewards young designers from Italian fashion schools who stand out during the presentation of their collections. The CNMI Fashion Award went to Gabriele Larcher from Accademia Costume & Moda. The Vogue Talents prize went to Emilia Torcini from the Modartech Institute.
An award for talent… in leather
Anna Dionisi and Leonardo Rossetto from the IUAV University in Venice won the YKK Prize. The Japanese company asked them to create a collection in which fastening accessories were the protagonists. The pair of designers proposed an outfit with zips and buttons, that perfectly match the leather of the accessories. The leather was provided by Bonaudo tannery. Chiara leather goods of Arzignano supplied the bag that completes the collection. Textile manufacturer Bonotto and atelier Stimamiglio also contributed to the development of the project. The leather chosen by Dionisi and Rossetto, in collaboration with UNIC – Italian Tanneries, is a soft, fine calfskin.