New York Men’s Day, the bi-annual kick-off to NYFW:M, will be partnering up once again with Albini Group, one of the world’s leading producers of luxury shirting fabrics for men and women. Albini Group, based in Bergamo Italy, owns several brands including Albini, Albini Donna, Thomas Mason and Albiate 1830. These luxury Italian fabrics are set to be presented on February 5th and will be incorporated into the collections of some of New York’s most promising designers.
Staying true to its commitment to innovation and craftsmanship, the Albini Group will be offering NYMD fashion designers some of its most exquisite fabrics so that they may experiment with materials and create new and interesting pieces to be showcased on the runway on February 5th, 2018. Among the notable designers participating in this collaboration are David Hart, Private Policy, Descendant of Thieves, Woodhouse and HEAD OF STATE+ among others.
“Albini Group is glad to be returning to New York Men’s Day with a group of talented young designers,” said Alberto Pallante, General Manager of Albini Group USA. “Albini Group fabrics are used by top men and women’s fashion houses around the world and we are pleased to see the collaborative results with NYMD designers as they interpret their vision with our fabrics.”
“Albini Group has recently lost Dott. Silvio Albini, CEO and fifth generation visionary leader of this over 140 year-old Italian family business. We are saddened by this great loss, and know that initiatives like these were close to Dott. Silvio’s heart. Silvio Albini believed in young designers and championing their creativity and innovation. This year’s NYMD effort will be bittersweet for us all, yet wonderful to see one of Dott. Silvio’s dreams come to fruition. Dott. Silvio truly enjoyed the idea of emerging fashion designers using Albini fabrics for their designs. Therefore, everyone at Albini Group congratulates New York Men’s Day on this terrific effort and wishes to dedicate the day to the memory of Silvio Albini and to all the designers through whom Silvio’s vision will live on.”
Erin Hawker – Founder of Agentry PR and New York Men’s Day says, “Albini Group is a leading producer of the finest quality of textiles in the world, making them a natural fit for New York Men’s Day. We are pleased that Albini Group is returning to NYMD for their second season, giving our designers another opportunity to experiment with these one-of-a-kind, innovative fabrics that enhance the collections being showcased this season.”
This season Albini Group will join together with American-grown premium cotton producer Supima to present a unique fabric installation. “Supima is a longtime partner of Albini Group,” states Alberto Pallante, “and we are pleased to collaborate with our friends at Supima to create a display that seamlessly weaves together the unique traditions of our two brands, while highlighting our shared dedication to the creation of quality materials.”
Marc Lewkowitz – President and CEO of Supima says, “Supima is proud to join Albini in supporting NYMD 2018 and its participating designers. There is so much excitement and innovation in Menswear today, making NYMD the perfect opportunity to showcase the beautiful Albini fabrics made with American-grown Supima cotton.”
In addition to preserving its tradition of Italian craftsmanship, Albini Group prides itself on the sustainable production of cotton and linen. Most notably, the group has saved the renowned Giza 45 cotton from extinction and is now the sole owner of this most refined and precious Egyptian staple. Albini produces 70 bales of Giza 45, allowing this unique cotton to continue surviving.