ALCANTARA

ALCANTARA


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.

WHY ALCANTARA?

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.

WE EVOLVE

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

SHOHEI。ヴィーガンファッション。

アルカンターラ 
イタリア製、日本改良。現在のアルカンターラと呼ばれる素材は、1970年代に日本の化学者である岡本 三宜によって自動車内装用のスエードに代わる超耐久性のある素材として開発されました。現在では、その高反発性がファッションの世界にも浸透し、SHOHEIのスタイリッシュで場を選ばないアウターウェアの素材として選ばれています。

なぜアルカンターラ なのか?
SHOHEIアルカンターラ を選んだ理由は、その独特の美的、技術的、触感的な特性にあります。やわらかく、軽く、滑らかな素材は、高級感を醸し出しながらも、ハイエンドアウターウェアに適した強度と耐久性を維持しています。アルカンターラ は耐水性、難熱性、高い通気性、防汚性を兼ね備えています。経年変化や色褪せに強いアルカンターラ は、サステイナブル・ファッションの最前線で活躍する現代のデザイナーが求める品質を体現しています。

Text by Maiko Visser 

ALCANTARA coat

ALCANTARA ryo top

ALCANTARA wrap skirt

 ALCANTARA split pants


To order any of the products in this blog post please contact:
Lisa Pek office@shohei-collection.com

photography by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER


Find out more about ALCANTARA and visit
https://www.alcantara.com