ALCANTARA vegan & sustainable suede leather
Italian-made, Japanese engineered. What we now call ALCANTARA was developed by Japanese chemist Miyoshi Okomato in the 1970s as an ultra-durable substitute for suede for use in automotive interiors. Today, its highly resilient qualities have moved into the fashion world as SHOHEI’s material of choice for stylish, go-anywhere outerwear.
SHOHEI chooses ALCANTARA for its unique aesthetic, technical and tactile qualities. The soft, light and smooth material exudes luxury, while at the same time maintaining strength and durability suitable for high-end outerwear. Alcantara boasts water resistance, fire retardancy, high-breathability and stain resistance. Age and fade proof, ALCANTARA embodies the qualities sought after by contemporary designers at the forefront of sustainable fashion.
NATURE X TECH
For all its versatility, ALCANTARA would mean little to us without its sustainable credentials. Lucky for us those credentials are impeccable. ALCANTARA is certified carbon neutral for more than nine years, going hand in hand with our commitment to responsible supply chain management and production of garments free from animal origin.
By choosing ALCANTARA SHOHEI aims to embrace technological innovation, tradition and nature. In other words, our choice of materials is inseparable from our ethos of progressive luxury, enabling citizens of the world to fully enjoy what they wear every day, in line with their ethics and ours.
Text by P. Marcus Browne
ALCANTARA ryo top
ALCANTARA wrap skirt
ALCANTARA split pants
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photography by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER
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