Once again Milano Unica is the arena chosen by Vivolo, leading company in the industry of leather accessories for the apparel sector, to unveil its FW2020 collection.
The second Italian edition of the fair, a must for the high-end textile and accessories industry, will see the Bolognese company’s presence in Hall 8 booth D13 - D15 - D17, presenting a proposal that embodies its unmistakable and creative soul at best. Spearhead of a renowned approach focusing on standards of absolute excellence and stylistic and sustainable innovation, the R&D team created a collection exploring four macro-areas: vintage, fashion, eco-technical and accessories, each one characterized by bold experimentations with colours, processing techniques and materials.
Vintage is the creative path expressing Vivolo's vocation in the best way. Here the passion for leather, which has always been an integral part of the company's DNA, is echoed by timeless products with a strongly denimist imprint and the rough taste of an ancient manual tradition. The natural beauty of the raw material and its enhancement become the protagonists of a line that unwinds from collection to collection, interpreting, telling and witnessing the amazing stylistic evolution of the company. Handmade one by one, an example being the leather labels dabbed with denim so as to simulate their natural ageing blending them with the indigo of the fabric, these products embody the high quality of Made in Italy craftsmanship, of which Vivolo is a proud representative all over the world.
Creative, colourful and out-of-the-box, the Fashion area is a trigger for the advanced research lead by the company, featuring proposals that involve design, technical expertise and materials to create unique solutions.
Among the others, those dedicated to winter adventures have a great impact. Inspired by long days spent at high-altitude, these products interpret the winter sports and exploration themes and are achieved through evocative drawing and the insertion of specific ingredients, such as neoprene and aluminium, to create a direct link to the technical and performance world. In this frame, the use of reflective elements finds continuity with the SS2020 collection and lead to fierce results such as the labels made using the ski masks polyurethane. Here the plastic material is turned into a very thin foil to be applied to the leather, for products whose hues changes at the variation of the light and the underlying colour.
The eco-technical branch explores the use of low impact processing techniques and non-leather materials, such as eco-leathers, polyurethanic bases, neoprene and velcro. This area enriches the already impressive company’s portfolio with a selection of vegan products, which have certified Italian origin. Already extensively explored in previous collections, further research is now being carried out on silicone, whilst recycled plastic materials obtained from industrial waste find a new purpose in products which ensures a high-performance level. In terms of processing techniques, High Frequency (HF) and Heat Embossing (Etching) are featured: these both perform differently, but neither of them need water, resulting in a unique combination of style and environmental protection.
The collection ends with accessories. Patches, zip pullers, buttons and toggles, but also laces, straps and trimmings complete an offer that goes far beyond labels, completing the profile of a company that responds with punctuality and efficiency to the most diverse market needs and demands, anticipating trends with precision, competence and great enthusiasm.
Quality, transparency and traceability are the three pillars of the approach that allows Vivolo to offer its customers safe products, thanks to the verticalized supply chain and the tight control of all production phases.
These range from the selection of leathers - guaranteed by collaboration with prestigious tanneries - and any other material, to the use of up-to-date machinery.
"A good product is such only if it succeeds at 360 degrees," claimed Luciano Vivolo, Founder of Vivolo. "We have always tried to develop creative and sustainable solutions, paying attention both to the materials we use and the way we process them. This collection comes from this awareness, but it is not our end-point. On the contrary, it is from here that we must start again, pushing ourselves even further to face future market challenges.”
Great excellence of Made in Italy, Vivolo is an international leader in the leather accessories for the clothing industry The company is based in Bologna and it is recognized and established all over the world thanks to an approach that combines research and innovation with a consolidated tradition of high craftsmanship, with strong attention to creativity and to the highest quality standards.