THE FUTURE OF FASHION: Because of a mentorship path kicked off final yr, Nensi Dojaka, the winner of the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Designers, in addition to Alfredo Cortese, founder of AC9, have every designed a capsule assortment that shall be a part of No. 21’s spring 2022 assortment.
Final September, No. 21, which was established by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and its industrial companion Tomorrow London launched a program geared toward supporting rising designers, and Dojana and AC9 had been these chosen. As per this system, Dell’Acqua gives a design and assortment growth consultancy service, whereas Tomorrow advises the designers when it comes to manufacturing growth, advertising and marketing and distribution.
Dell’Acqua and Tomorrow, which in Might 2020 unveiled a partnership spanning distribution, occasions and technique, additionally hosted the rising manufacturers’ gross sales campaigns at Milan’s Storage Ventuno showroom venue.
Including an additional step to the collaboration, Dell’Acqua determined to ask Dojaka and Cortese to reinterpret the No. 21 aesthetic via their filter.
“I’ve the pleasure to announce a collaboration, which for the primary time options two younger skills,” commented Dell’Acqua. “On the conclusion of the mentorship program, I invited the designers to interpret the No. 21 type codes…and I’m doubly glad that AC9 and Nensi Dojaka have accepted my supply.”
Based mostly in London, Dojaka, who final Tuesday acquired the distinguished LVMH Prize from the arms of French actress Isabelle Huppert, is a graduate of Central Saint Martins the place she launched her namesake label in 2017. She acquired her bachelor’s and grasp’s levels from the college. Throughout her research, she interned for designer manufacturers like Peter Pilotto and Fyodor Golan. For No. 21, she created 9 designs crafted from stretch crepe de chine, all rendered in black.
Cortese, who launched AC9 in 2019, after pursuing a profession as a publicist — he truly labored for No. 21’s communication division previously — designed eight knitwear types in Dell’Acqua’s signature nude tone.
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