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Dec 13, 20194:17am

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Ynap and The Prince’s Foundation crown fashion design talent

The ecommerce group and the Welsh educational charity collaborate in the creation of a sustainable fashion luxury collection that will be launched in mid-2020.

Nov 14, 2019 — 9:00am
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Ynap and The Prince’s Foundation crown talent of fashion design

 

Ynap and The Prince’s Foundation rely on students’ talent. The ecommerce group and the Welsh educational charity collaborate in the creation of a sustainable fashion luxury collection. The collection, inspired in Leonardo Da Vinci’s artworks, is called The Modern Artisan and will be launched in mid-2020.

 

The goal of the collaboration is to train and strengthen the textile skills of fashion design students and all profits made from the sale of the collection will be donated to The Prince’s Foundation, which finances multiple educational programs.

 

Six Italian students from design school Politecnico di Milano will design the collection and afterwards The Prince’s Foundation will work with six graduates from the United Kingdom on a specially designed four-month training course in luxury small batch production skills. This way, students will gain experience in fashion design and production and, at the same time, will create the pieces of the collection.

 

 

The Prince’s Foundation is an educational charity established in 1986 by The Prince of Wales, Charles Philipp Arthur George, to teach and put in practice the principles of urban design to create community. The foundation collaborates in restoring historic buildings, constructing university campuses and developing educational projects.

 

Ynap is an ecommerce group specialized in the distribution of luxury fashion. The company was born from the merging of the groups Yoox and The Net-A-Porter and nowadays operates in over 180 different countries. The group has four different multi-brand distribution channels: Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter, Yoox and The Outnet.

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