Milano Moda Uomo: the talents to keep an eye on
by Modem – Posted January 21 2021
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During the edition of Milano moda uomo, January 15 to19, a number of emerging young talents, presented their fall-winter 2021-22 collections on the platform of Cnmi-Camera nazionale della moda italiana,

Nigerian brand founded in 2018 by Adeju Thompson. Its debuts in the Milano Moda Uomo calendar presenting its fall winter 2021 collection with a short film titled "We greet dress before we greet its wearer", shot in the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, on the banks of the Osun River, near the city of Osogbo. The creations of Lagos Space Programme are the result of an ethical and sustainable philosophy and are inspired by the Yoruba community, including garments that recall the French uniforms of the 60s and jewelry created in collaboration with Swiss artist Dunja Herzog.

Brand created by the homonymous creative director Dhruv Kapoor in 2013. Kaapor, born in 1988 studied at the National Institute of Fashion Technology of New Delhi and received a master's degree from Istituto Marangoni, Milan in 2013. After an experience in the women's wear studio of Etro he decided to found his own brand, presenting his first capsule in Mumbai, India. His collections are born from an idea of independence, revolution and transformation, and are characterized by tailoring cuts and the use of tailored materials and fabrics.

British-Nigerian brand, launched in 2015 by Iniye Tokyo James. Traveling between London and Lagos, the designer has managed to emphasize in his collections the encounter between Saville Row tailoring, innovative materials, bold textures and irreverent, urban and artisanal fashion. He debuts in the Milano Moda Uomo calendar with a collection that unites Africa with England, mixing the modern contaminations of the British city with the colorful ones of Lagos, Nigeria.

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Brand founded by Nigerian designer Faith Oluwajimi in 2015. After the capsule collection with the Italian label Vitelli last September, Bloke presents for the first time at Milan Fashion Week a collection that tells of its origins with garments that are the result of the work of artists, artisans and weavers of its land. The brand, which is based on a green vision, has also been worn by Naomi Campbell.

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Unisex made in Italy brand founded by Nicola D'Alpaos, finalist of Who' is On Next 2020, the talent scouting promoted by Altaroma and Vogue Italia, and of the Green carpet. He began to approach the world of fashion in 2008 in London, creating in collaboration with an Italian artist his first line of bags. For his collections D'Alpaos uses recycled fabrics from furniture or unsold items.

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Of Moldovan origin and with studies in fashion design at IUAV in Venice, Dima Leu launched his eponymous made in Italy and sustainable brand in 2015. Winner of the menswear category of Who's On Next 2020, the designer reinterprets sportswear in a contemporary and sartorial way. His style is essential and harks back to his childhood and post-Soviet culture.

First collaboration between Italian designer Federico Curradi and American hat designer Nick Fouquet. They met back in the days when Curradi was working on Rochas' men's collections and Fouquet was designing his hats. So they decided to join forces during the first lockdown and presented a series of tailored suits at Milano Moda.

The creative union of emerging designers Antonio D'Andrea and Hanna Boyer gives birth in 2019 to the brand Vaderetro, finalist of Who Is On Next 2020. The brand reinterprets the aesthetics of the past, communicating a true art of living, for a free and unconventional aesthetic.

Federico Cina is a sartorial brand that celebrates the history and culture of Romagna, the land of origin of its young eponymous founder. Classic masculine silhouettes are reinterpreted with a romantic, elegant and refined touch, enhancing the craftsmanship aspect and focusing on experimental materials.

Founded by South Korean designer Woo Young Mi, menswear brand Solid Homme is presenting its collections for the first time outside of Asia, At Milan men's fashion, the brand offers a reinterpretation of its iconic pieces from the last 30 years, with a focus on outerwear and tailoring.

Japanese brand founded in 2011 and designed by designer Shikama Hideaki. The brand returns for the second time to the Milan menswear calendar with a collection titled Dawn, an ode to hope against the uncertainty and adversity of current times. Children of the Discordance's Fall Winter 21-22 was presented through a fashion film directed by Keita Suzuki alongside with hip hop music of international artists Hideyoshi and Ralph.

From the Paris catwalks to those in Milan, the brand founded and directed by Danish designer, artist and filmmaker Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen started as an eyewear brand and then launched into clothing, eventually debuting its first jewelry line. The fashion film presented during Milan Fashion Week is entitled The rose elf, created in collaboration with Danish photographer and filmmaker Casper Sejersen, in which the story of 19th century author Hans Christian Andersen is narrated.

Anna Rita Russo@modemonline

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