Thursday, 31 May 2012
WISHARAWISH AKARASANTISOOK, WINNER OF THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE MANGO FASHION AWARDS, BARCELONA
WISHARAWISH AKARASANTISOOK, ISAK ANDIC & CAROLINA HERRERA
Dear Diane, Dear Shaded Viewers,
Last night was the Award Ceremony for the prestigeous fourth edition of the MANGO Fashion Awards held at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona, the biggest prize in international fashion, with the prize being won by the Thai designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook.
Among the finalists who competed for the 300,000 euro prize included the Spanish duo Spastor, the French designer Christine Phung, the Japanese designers Takayuki Tanaka and Motoyuki Matsumoto, the South Korean Haesung Bong, Harvey Bouterse, a Belgian designer, Tuomas Laitinen, of Finnish origin, the German-Swedish duo made up of Stefanie Malgreen de Oliveira and Richard Lindqvist......400 persons attended the ceremony to see the 10 finalists.
The 'botón de oro', an award for a lifetime career, was awarded to the Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera (Chairwoman of the jury) who was present with Kate Moss.
The event was jointly organised by the five most prestigious design schools in Europe, namely Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, London, Institut Francais de la Mode, Paris, Istituto Marangoni, Milan, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona, (by the way, all of whom also participated in Diane's ASVOFF Students Fashion Film competition, CaixaForum, Barcelona in January this year)
I'm looking forward to catching up with designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook tomorrow for a special post for you Diane....I'm also waiting for the interview with kate Moss, which i believe should be online any moment, can't wait to see that!
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And I am looking forward to that post. Please give him my warm regards and a big congratulations. I love his work and was so disappointed years ago when his work was not accepted at the Festival d'Hyeres. Much bigger prize this time so kudos to him.
Posted by: DP | May 31, 2012 8:20:51 PM