Supporting up-and-coming design talent – DfT and Leandro say thank you to our partner

Only one day to go until Leandro Cano will present his first solo fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin! Since him winning the fashion talent award back in July, DfT has been supporting Leandro with a sustainable, individual sponsorship program: we remember him making an inspirational journey to our patron Marc Jacobs, visiting the textile Première Vision in Paris and working on his creations in his own atelier in Seville. Now it’s getting serious! Leandro’s new collection is finished. Time to say thank you to our partners who have supported the up-and-coming designer in making the surreal and unique creations come to life.


Fashion meets science – Deepmello is a german textile company proving that fashion can be sustainable and ecologically friendly. The team consisting of scientists developed naturally tanned leather – treated with roots of rhubarb – that is special in its look, scent and feel and established the young brand deepmello. As rhubarb is a renewable resource the result is extremely sustainable. Furthermore the leather is low in pollutants, what makes it entirely biodegradable. Alongside the label’s own fashion range, Deepmello supports the “Designer for Tomorrow” 2012, Leandro Cano, with high quality leather – a key element in his collections.


Supporting up-and-coming fashion talent is not only the philosophy of the DfT but also of fabfab, Europe’s biggest online retail shop of textiles and sewing materials. In Germany the company supports fashion students with special discounts on fabrics of the online shop; now they continue their support in sponsoring Leandro Cano. “We are more than happy to be able to support a talented, young designer such as Leandro Cano,” says Jörn Haack, managing director of “It is great to see Leandro creating unique fashion pieces out of our fabrics.” and


Leandro is known for experimenting with extravagant textiles and materials – in doing so, for his new collection he gets the support of the established company Modulor. With a unique range of materials such as plastic, rubber, paper, wood, metal, and textiles the company addresses professionals of the creative industries. Wether one requests a small piece of paper or a large amount of specially treated wood, Modulor offers capable advice and excellent service. Since 20 years.


Everybody knows: The right shoes have the power to change the whole look, even the whole life. Fortunately, Leandro gets support from Posh Berlin to add the right pair of shoes to his creations. Since 1938 Posh Berlin is dedicated to the perfect fit with real craftsman working out everything from sole to leather creating perfect look and comfort. For satisfied models on Leandro’s catwalk!


“Really creative” is the device of Schoeller Suessen when it comes to handknitting yarn. Based on a long tradition and expert knowledge, the manufacturer has taken the cause of developing innovative yarn. Selected materials. Self-production. High quality – the yarn of Austermann by Schoeller Suessen is the perfect match for Leandro Cano’s unique wool creations. and


YKK is not only the largest developer and producer of zippers, they are also a devoted supporter of DfT. After they sponsored Alexandra Kiesel last year with the special fasteners, they sponsor this years DfT winner Leandro Cano as well. Wether Bauhaus or surrealism: After seventy years of zipping, YKK has an individual solution for every fashion idea!

After the great diversity of support the “Designer for Tomorrow” 2012 got since July, we are now curious about all inspiration and ideas coming together – only one day to go until all the sponsored materials will be presented put together in a collection; only one day to go until Leandro Cano will present his first own fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin!

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