While all design icons and brands are getting ready for the next edition Milan Design Week, exceptionally happening two months later than the usual yearly April appointment due to Covid, also many fashion brands are ready to disclose their newest collaborations and initiatives, most of whose tightly connected with environmentally friendly issues.
The SPIN OFF has selected some of the coolest projects in schedule for the week that take place from 7 to 12 June in Milan.
Carhartt will present a collaboration clothing collection and an installation created in collaboration with Toogood, at Spazio Majocchi. Along with the installation Re-Cut, presenting giant puppets accompanied by a new furniture line, they will present the Toogood x Carhartt WIP unisex capsule collection made up of two jackets, and a few more apparel pieces born form the collaboration between the two brands.
Core of the project is a redesigned edition of Carhartt WIP’s Michigan Jacket and the Toogood’s Photographer Jacket showing how the two brands share the same utilitarian aesthetic.
The items are made with Carhartt WIP’s biological cotton Dearborn Canvas and a lightweight Utah Canvas, in a few iconic hies like dirty white, black and Hamilton Brown, and completed with labels and buttons celebrating this co-branding.
On June 7 at 6pm, Napapijri will present the new capsule collaboration Napapijri x Moreno Ferrari at Galleria Orlandi, in Via Matteo Bandello 14. As a frame to the collaboration with the prestigious designer who had been creative director for C.P. Company in past years, will be the “No” project capsule collection made with 100% recyclable fibers.
How Levi’s plays with blue
For the occasion of Milan Design Week, Levi’s has chosen to inaugurate a new pop up store in via Cappelli 1, at the corner with Corso Como. The new store will occupy a triangle-shaped space all painted in blue juxtaposed with natural wood decor elements, neon lighting and digital devices completing the space.
The space will host the special Levi’s Made & Crafted collection and a special section of the Tailor Shop service that will offer customers the possibility to have their purchases customized.
During the Levi’s Week of projects running from June 6 until June 10 will host a series of customization projects by artists throughout the city according tot his special week’s claim “Levi’s Week: Bump into Blue”.
On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2022, C.P. Company will recreate, in its Milan flagship store in Corso Matteotti 7, a "future" dyeing workshop to experiment with natural pigments.
From Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10, the Milan store will host - for some design school students and C.P. Company customers - workshops dedicated to the technique of garment dyeing with natural pigments. Starting June 10, the workshop will be open to the public.
This is the first step in a more extensive program called Seed, which will be presented in the coming seasons. The initiative will be developed through a series of trials and experiments focused on research with the aim of reducing environmental impact. Among other ideas, this project will consider waste elimination, circular production, the concept of "Kilometer Zero," and supply chain shortening.
Timberland meets Stefano Boeri
Floating Forest is a special project collaboration between Timberland and Stefano Boeri Interiors.
The Floating Forest’s goal is not only to convey new forms of environmental responsibility and new ways of occupying and transforming urbanized spaces, but also to offer a place of intersection and reconciliation between the natural sphere and human beings, and a new space for sociality where the distance between individuals and natural world takes on new shapes and sizes.