L’attenzione dell’ex chef e neodesigner Vincent Tropepe alla qualità e all’uniformità che si affiancano alla sua indiscussa creatività sono le caratteristiche che distinguono VT Fashions da altri marchi. Per anni Tropepe ha collaborato senza clamore con oltre trenta artigiani italiani in Umbria, Milano, Napoli, Abruzzo e Marche per sviluppare solo prodotti di alta qualità. Recentemente la sua linea di calzature vegane ha debuttato al Brooklyn Borough Hall a Brooklyn, ma lo stilista sta sviluppando una linea completa di accessori di lusso che verranno lanciati a breve. Tutte le calzature della linea moda Vincent Tropepe sono interamente realizzate con estratti vegetali ricavati da bacche e radici, da cui si ottiene un tipo di pelle più resistente di quella animale e contraddistinta da colori brillanti che non sbiadiscono mai. Dall’Italia con amore!
Vincent Tropepe Fashions (VTF) made their debut at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY recently. Vincent Tropepe, most known as an award-winning chef, veered into fashion after a project to design footwear for chefs presented itself to him.
When the project evolved into more mainstream footwear as well as designing handbags, wallets, jewelry, and more, Vincent Tropepe Fashions was born.
After three years of development, VTF took over Brooklyn Borough Hall with an impressive line-up of local celebrities including: five-time Billboard award-winning radio personality Valerie Smaldone, 2015 Miss New York Jamie Lynn Macchia, Broadway’s own Ben Cameron, EMMY winner Tinabeth Pina, and 2012 Miss New York Wheelchair Dr. Danielle Sheypuk to name a few. VTF employs over 30 freelance jewelers and master shoe and bag makers all across Italy. Bags are made in Umbria and Milan, jewelry is made in Naples and Abruzzo, shoes are made in Le Marche, and the list goes on. What’s even more impressive is that even though Tropepe fell into the fashion industry, he is far ahead of the curve. All his leather good products are made from vegetable extract leather or vegan leather.
The type of vegan leather that VTF uses is made strictly out of the roots of trees with no additives other than coloring which is also all-natural says Tropepe.“By using vegan leather of this quality, no one knows the difference and this unaltered, vegan leather makes the leather goods more durable. They will never fade in color,” Tropepe explained. Vincent Tropepe Fashions can be found at vtfashions.com.