Manteco fabrics in F/W 23 "APPARTAMENTO" by FEDERICO CINA

FEDERICO CINA used Manteco fabrics to create this collection that arises from a series of reflections about his household and the importance it played in his childhood.

Federico’s roots and the attachment to his origins became the cornerstone of the FEDERICO CINA brand, but the story of his homeland has never been entirely told.  Federico draws from the spontaneous observation of the people around him and their life experiences: “How many times have we heard someone say I’M COMING HOME referring to the place where their family lives and where they spent their childhood? But also, how many people who often travel, easily feel at home despite frequently changing cities?”. Although home can be a physical space, it is frequently associated with intangible feelings that are difficult to explain. There is a symbolic memory to which Federico refers very often that triggers this reflection. A very strong sentence he said to his mother when he was a child: “Mum, I feel like I was born in the wrong place!”. This is how Federico felt in Sarsina, and his home, the one of his grandparents where he spent most of his childhood, became the refuge where he could feel himself. In this collection, Federico describes his personal space of escape and the objects that make up this space became the inspiration for the collection: stripes, padded fabrics, jacquard lace inspired by old blankets, carpets, curtains (typical of childhood houses) and traditional embroideries. In the same way, the color palette reflects the warmth and peace of those spaces. The contrast between rough and elegant fabrics is reminiscent of houses that change looks during the holidays. The modular design of some garments and patchwork knitwear is inspired by the very act of composing multiple objects to give life to our personal refuge, combining different patterns, curling fabrics and opening glimpses in unusual positions showing the overlapping of textures and fabrics.

“We have been collaborating with Manteco for a long time now, it is a company that creates sustainable and recycled fabrics. I am really happy and satisfied with our collaboration and the opportunity to work with a company that allows me to fully support our value of sustainability, while guaranteeing great looks and performance”


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FEDERICO CINA is a brand founded in 2019 with one great ambition: becoming a leader in the tailoring world by bringing sophisticated and elegant looks on the catwalk, which describe the romantic essence of the history and culture of Romagna. Deep connections to the designer’s native land emerge from the collections: thanks to a continuous dialogue between generations of the past and present, Romagna history and culture make the brand aesthetics unique. FEDERICO CINA explores the classic tailoring world with a romantic and refined touch based on an experimental approach to materials and colors, with a unique and state-of-the-art style. The brand spirit is constantly surrounded by a nostalgic and sentimental atmosphere: a deep sensitivity aimed at enhancing the artisanal aspect, reinterpreting the traditional male silhouette through a new concept of elegance.