Manteco, Italian manufacturer focused on producing mostly wool fabrics responsibly, is constantly involved with different collaborations. After various projects with Alessandro Squarzi's Fortela and Stiksen hats, among others, its most recent one was carried ahead with Italian fashion designer Alessandro Vigilante for his f/w 2022/2023 collection.

After his studies at IED Moda Lab in Milan, Vigilante had been chosen as one of the most promising designers in 2006 to participate in Milan Fashion Week in September 2006. Later he worked for Dolce & Gabbana, then became responsible for the women’s collections at Gucci, and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
Photo: Alessandro Vigilante
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
In f/w 2021/2022 he launched the first collection called after his name - Alessandro Vigilante. Having been also a professional dancer, all three Vigilante’s collections clearly state his love for the body, its shapes, movements and most different expressions.
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
Photo: Alessandro Vigilante
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
For this one in particular, silhouettes express a mix of sensual, harmonic, ergonomic, fluid and close-to-the-body items characterized by great attention to detail, transparencies and vivid colors.
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
Photo: Alessandro Vigilante
Alessandro Vigilante f/w 2022/2023
In 2021, within the contest Who Is On Next 2021, Manteco awarded him with its Manteco Prize. “This is the first time we collaborate with Vigilante. We were impressed by his very clean and elegant style, strongly inspired by the world of dance. By giving him this award, we secured him a supply of fabrics for two collections. And, just as we imagined, he has done an extraordinary collection with our fabrics,” commented Matteo and Marco Mantellassi, co-CEOs of Manteco.
From left: Matteo and Marco Mantellassi, co-CEOs, Manteco
Photo: D.Burberi
From left: Matteo and Marco Mantellassi, co-CEOs, Manteco
This third collection is mostly made with Manteco fabrics and uses, technical second-skin effect jerseys and wool cloths, used for coats, blazers and skirts. Also, part of the collection are needle-punched bouclé and wool-alpaca, in various looks, including checks. All of them are sustainable and some of them are made from recycled materials.
Alessandro Vigilante, designer
Photo: Alessandro Vigilante
Alessandro Vigilante, designer
"I already had an idea for the collection and the inspirations were clear to me. And so were the details, the shapes and the colors," Vigilante explained. “As Manteco's collection is very wide, it was easy to find the fabrics I needed for the pieces I had in mind. In addition, I found materials I had never used that helped make my collection grow more mature and complete.”





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