The partnership between Gilberto Calzolari and Volvo Car Italia opens a new, exciting chapter in the increasingly close relationship between fashion and automotive, two worlds – that of the Italian fashion designer and the famous car brand – that share the same passion for innovation, elegance and research, and the same commitment to environmental sustainability.
On 22 September 22 2021, at Volvo Studio Milano was presented the capsule collection created by Gilberto Calzolari exclusively for Volvo – a limited edition 100% made in Italy, available only at Volvo Studio Milano and made to order, the result of careful research into innovative, sustainable and technological materials.
The garments and accessories of this collection are the result of careful research into innovative, sustainable and technological materials, such as recycled polyester crêpe de chine, GRS certified, using a yarn obtained from the plastic recovered from the cleaning of the oceans by Clerici Tessuto, GOTS certified organic cotton, and the upcycling of blown airbags and seatbelt.
The capsule collection is inspired by the worldwide launch of the C40 Recharge, the first Volvo full electric and leather-free.
« We are proud to have collaborated with Gilberto Calzolari and Volvo Italia, helping to demonstrate that sustainability is already a reality in the world of fashion and automotive, » said Stefano Bernasconi, CEO of Clerici Tessuto. « Combining Ethics and Aesthetics is the value that daily Clerici Tessuto tries to make available to its customers and people who share with us the principles of respect for the environment and the effort to ensure a future for the next generations. »