At Lineapelle, the decisive moment of the World Leather Contest has arrived. On September 22, 2021, during the first day of the fair, prizes were awarded to the winners of the creative contest promoted in Italy by UNIC – Italian Tanneries and Lineapelle on the theme Real Leather. Stay Different. A real training contest, at its first edition, which involved 3 fashion schools: Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Polimoda in Florence, Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome. Four students were awarded prizes, chosen from a group of 23 finalists, divided into 3 categories: Clothing, Footwear and Leather Goods. So, here are the winners.
Here are the winners
The winner of the leather goods category was Elisa Castiglioni, a student at the Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome, with her Lucky Me project. Namely, a bag inspired by her city of origin, Rimini, made from Ecopell 2000 leathers. In the Clothing category, victory went to Brigida Aiello, from Istituto Marangoni in Milan, for the Virtus project, who created her look using materials provided by Motta Pelli. “I was inspired by the only positive thing about the virus. That is, its shape”. In the Footwear category, the winner was Polimoda Firenze student Astrid Heisterberg with her project Re – Patch, a minimalist sandal made with leather from BCN Concerie. Finally, the prize for the online vote went to Philomena Seelos from the Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome for the project Dark Bright, a bag made in collaboration with Ecopell 2000.
Gaia Zorzi, an Internet personality, almost the same age as the participants, presented the award ceremony saying: “I am very happy to be part in this initiative. Here, young people can express and show their creativity. Many young people have linked their projects to current topics. The contest gives them space and shows their involvement with important topics. For example, sustainability and the effects of the pandemic”.