VITELLI of MAURO SIMIONATO is the winner of the Seventh Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Born in Venice, Mauro Simionato has made Italianness his strong point and the basis for international influences from which he drew lifeblood for his artistic vision and for his Vitelli brand.
Founded in 2016, it was initially born as a semi-artistic project that offered small capsule collections. Over the years, the production has grown up to the creation of a complete collection and its debut at Milan Fashion Week in September 2021. The brand gives shape to its creations in Spazio Vitelli, a studio-shop in the center of Milan, equipped with an atelier: the Organic Knitting Theater (OKT).
MIAHATAMI of NARGUESS HATAMI is the winner of Sixth Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Born in Tehran in 1981, Narguess Hatami brings with her the heritage of an ancient, precious and incredibly refined Persian culture.
Multiculturalism has been the key factor in her success and has given rise to a style that reflects her aesthetic beliefs and roots.
Varieties of colours, embroideries and images confirm her character and her belief: "to choose and not to be chosen".
RUS of PATRICIA GUTIÉRREZ MONLLOR-MARTÍNEZ is the winner og the Fifth Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Patricia Gutiérrez Monllor- Martínez was born in Pamplona and after studying fashion design in Barcelona and specialising in knitwear in the UK she made her debut in ready-to-wear at Massimo Dutti, Bimba y Lola and then continued as a freelance.
In 2018 she launched RUS, knitwear-focused brand for women committed to a global movement that believes in selecting rather than accumulating. Timeless and functional designs, well established in the contemporaneity and connected to international artistic and architectural expressions are the main sources of inspiration.
ECKHAUS LATTA of MIKE and ZOE LATTA is the winner of the Fourth Edition of Talents Lineapiù
ECKHAUS LATTA is an American fashion label established in 2011 by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta.
The pair met at the Rhode Island School of Design where they studied Sculpture and Textile Design respectively.
They work between studios in Los Angeles and New York City.
They present two collections a year during New York Fashion Week as a stage to explore casting, installation formats, and the role of performance. ECKHAUS LATTA questions an established structure, and the role of collaboration is innate to their practice. Previous partnerships include fashion, jewellery, performance, and audiovisual projects with numerous artists, as well as footwear collaborations with Nike and Camper Together.
The brand has also exhibited projects, videos and collections at art institutions worldwide including the 55th Venice Biennale, KraupaTuskany Zeidler Gallery (Berlin), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (NYC), The New Museum (NYC), The Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), MOCA (LA), MoMA PS1 (NYC), The Hammer Museum (LA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC).
An Honourable Mention goes to BARBARA CASASOLA for the Fourth Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Brazil-born, Florence-based, Barbara Casasola established her namesake label in 2012.
Barbara graduated from Istituto Marangoni (Milan) with summa cum laude distinction. Previously she was first assistant to the womenswear designer for Roberto Cavalli in Florence.
The steady growth of the brand has led to international critical and commercial success. The brand won “Guest Women’s Wear Designer” (2014) at Italy’s Pitti Uomo and awarded “Breakthrough Designer of the Year” (2015) at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards.
FROY of ARMAN AVETIKYAN is the winner of the Third Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Following a rigorous selection process, the final competition stage included designers from all over the world, among which Arman emerged as the winner, having reached the highest number of votes by the Member of the Scientific Committee.
Arman Avetikyan was born in Armenia in 1989. At the age of eight he moved to Russia where he studied architecture and then graduated in Fashion Design at Moscow State University of Design and Technology. After a year of modeling he started working in a knitwear factory.
Thanks to his passion for knitwear, in 2009 he designed his first collection for Froy brand: a line of knitted garments characterized by a peculiar visual identity, a mix between the traditional Russian symbolism and the innovation of contemporary trends. Working exclusively with textile fibers coming from Italy, Froy makes itself known for the original combination of high quality, great comfort and strong recognition.
In 2014 the designer moved to Italy where he continued his studies at the Politecnico of Milan, graduating in knitwear design and devoting himself to developing his brand.
The collaboration with Lineapiù Italia will begin with a research session at the Historical Archive, to select the yarns to create of the samples for the first of the six collections foreseen by the support program.
MARCO RAMBALDI is the winner of the Second Edition of Talents Lineapiù
After winning the Second Editon of Talents Lineapiù, Marco Rambaldi presented his F/W 2019-2020 - the first one in collaboration with Lineapiù Italia, at Arengario in Piazza Duomo in Milan during Fashion Week.
The collection takes its starting point from the work of Marcella Campagnano collected in the book “ROLES” of 1974.
The photographic volume narrates the feminist radicalism of the seventies depicting women who, with tricks and disguises, interpret the various roles that the social imposes on them, moving a direct critique on the limits and the narrowness of a preconstituted and masculine society.
Each outfit represents a different prototype of a woman: the manager, the lover, the activist, the prostitute, the transsexual, the student, the heroine. Representations are deliberately not coherent because the feminine today is increasingly a research territory, much still to be explored.
The formal structure starts from the rules of the male wardrobe through the rediscovery of classic sartorial constructions and passes through the pure feminine joy. Coats and jackets are made with great attention to details, clothes and knitwear are always printed and made with the jacquard technique.
The decoration is, as always, extremely articulated through the recurring collage print, the peacock design, used both on the fabric and on the knitwear, the writings of the female roles and the jacquard that represents a tangle of bodies and faces.
Marco Rambaldi’s collections are self-produced, the knitwear part has been licensed to Effe Creazioni srl.
GABRIELAB of GABRIELA BRAGA RODRIGUEZ is the winner brand of the First Edition of Talents Lineapiù
Born in Brasil 26 years ago, Gabriela Braga Rodrigues graduated in Fashion Design at San Paolo University; later she attended the Creative Knitwear Master at Accademia Costume e Moda in Rome achieving the United Colors Of Benetton sponsorship fot the Master colelction's closure.
In 2014 she founded her brand Gabrielab, distinguished by knitwear production with a strong relationship among high technology, fancy patterns and art-inspiration tints.
With four collections in the assets side, Gabrielab is retailed in China (Alter, Shu Lam, Design for u), Japan (Seibu Shibuya, Viastique, Love Trip, Cry), Italy (Luisa Via Roma) and Brasil (in numerous retailers). Gabriela Braga Rodriguez presented her colelction at the Vancouver Fashion Week, and displays in showroom in Milan, San Paolo, Shangai and Tokyo.