Italia Independent has added a new international collaboration to its already diversified portfolio, teaming up with Vans to launch a limited edition of its chukka-style shoe.
“It took about two years to develop this project,” said Andrea Tessitore, co-founder and chief executive officer of Italia Independent. “We think that this first collaboration with an international company confirms the success of our brand, which has always aimed to bring a touch of style and creativity to icons already recognized by the markets. We want to give our customers unique products without expecting to invent something new, but trying to be different and innovative.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"