sidebar1.inc

« Please read and, if you agree, sign the petition to protect the Amazon from the devastation of oil exploitation | Main | Mario Salvucci Incredible Creatures with Bumble Bee Jasper or Batu Blerang Batar... »

Sunday, 03 February 2013

European Fashion Award FASH 2013 at ISPO -- and the winners are...

Sdbi-fash2013-hong-gh-3020
Special Mention Prize -- Kyoung eun Hong, University of the Arts Bremen (all photos © Franziska Schrödinger / SDBI) 

 

Although Berlin reigns supreme as Germany's undisputed fashion capital, Munich now has something to boast about.  Beyond the predictable gilded department stores and ancient furriers that fill the charming city centre lies the massive Messe München expo space on the very edge of town.  It is here where the SDBI (German Fashion Industry Foundation) sets the stage for its annual European Fashion Award FASH, a handful of prizes awarded to fashion students and recent graduates from around Europe.

The award is gaining traction as a barometer for talent fresh out of school -- especially in central Europe -- thanks to an unlikely but inspirational partnership between the SDBI's Joachim Schirrmacher and Tobias Gröber of ISPO, the colossal trade show where global sports wear industry brands converge to present their latest performance and lifestyle gear for skaters, snowboarders, rock climbers, surfers, athletes and every kind of activity imaginable.

The theme of this year's contest was a thought-provoking perspective on gender which Schirrmacher called 'SEXes'.  Designers were asked to concoct a new fashion image for men which, in turn, reveals new images for women -- and to ponder the following questions: "Are men the new fashion victims? Are men afraid of beauty? How important is erotic capital to their style and their identity? Are fathers the new mothers? Does the classic guy have a future? In other words: what makes a man? And what does he look like?"

Sdbi-fash2013-saenger-gh-0018

2nd Priye -- Lisa Alessandra Sänger, University of the Arts Berlin

Sdbi-fash2013-wowretzko-gh-2632 

Special Mention Prize -- Florian Wowretzko, Training College for Fashion Brigitte Kehrer

Sdbi-fash2013-schmieder-stark-gh-4402
2nd Prize -- Anet Schmieder and Magdalena Stark, Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle

 Sdbi-fash2013-schmidt-rudzinski-gh-3905Sdbi-fash2013-labenda-gh-3253
(LEFT) 1st Prize -- Philip Rudzinski and Tanja Schmidt, Hochschule Hannover University, (RIGHT) 2nd Prize -- Tim Labenda, Pforzheim University

The jury included:  Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Adviser at H & M – Hennes & Mauritz, Marcel Herrig, Unicut Design Limited, Adelheid Rasche, Fashion Image Collection – National Museums in Berlin,
Joachim Schirrmacher, Creative Consultant, 

Michael Sontag, Designer and myself, Robb Young.

Later,

Robb

 

Posted by Robb Young at 07:23 PM | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c76e453ef017c368c6239970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference European Fashion Award FASH 2013 at ISPO -- and the winners are...:

Comments

Post a comment