Finally, Intreccincantiere 2020 has its winners. The awarding of the competition that Manifattura di Domodossola dedicates to young designers has been delayed, it could not have been otherwise, due to the lockdown. But now, here we are. Today, June 25, the award ceremony will take place digitally on Zoom. The event, scheduled for 10am, will be attended by Giuseppe Polli (owner of Manifattura di Domodossola), Fulvia Bacchi (CEO of Lineapelle and director of UNIC – Italian Tanneries), Mariella Milani (tg2 journalist and fashion critic), Maddalena Calderoni (artistic director of the International Festival Tones on The Stones), Laura Inghirami (founder and artistic director of Donna Jewel) and the winning students. We tell you who they are.
Over 100 students from internationally renowned institutes and academies took part in the contest. Alessia Guglielmetti (ACOF Olga Fiorini of Milan) wins the Leather Goods Prize worth 700 euros. While the Interior Design Award, worth 500 euros, goes to Kuppan Poonivan Samy (Harim Accademia Euromediterranea in Catania); the Footwear Prize worth 500 euros has been instead won by Laura Frasquet Gregory (IES Sixto Marco of Alicante). Last but not least, the Jewellery Prize worth 500 euros went to Samuele Giussani (IIS Marelli Dudovich of Milan).
The works of Intreccincantiere’s sixth edition, with the main theme being weaving, were exhibited during Lineapelle fair event last February, in Milan. It was an opportunity for the jury of experts to evaluate and vote the creations. Now, Manifattura di Domodossola intends to start again from young talents, “by rewarding all those boys and girls who have distinguished themselves for commitment, creativity and ability again this year”.
The Theatrical Costume category was included for the first time, in collaboration with Tones on the Stones International Festival. It saw three Japanese students stand out: Yu Hamana, from the Professional Institute of International Fashion in Tokyo, YuanYi Dong from the Mode Gakuen Institute in Tokyo and Yuta Nishizaki from the Mode Gakuen in Nagoya. The three winners will have the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of the stage costumes of The Witch Hunt. The work is scheduled for summer 2021, with coverage of the costs for board and lodging during the set-up days.
Mention of merit
A mention of merit goes to Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome “for having distinguished itself through the originality of the works presented by its students”, as the organisation explains in a note. For this reason, the production of the Tones on The Stones Festival will involve the institute for ad hoc projects that will lead it to collaborate in the creation of stage costume accessories.