Since inventing the washing process to artificially age denim, François Girbaud has been recognized as one of the leading jeans designers worldwide. He has been at the forefront of innovation in his experimentation and development of materials, treatments and techniques. The focus of his research over the last 25 years has been centered on developing ecologically and ethically conscious methods to advance the cause of sustainability within the textile industry. This denim visionary has become “LE PATRON” of the International Talent Contest for Fashion & Design as well as keynote speaker at the FRANKfurtsyleaward Gala 2016.
The Top 60 future fashion designers will present their one of a kind design as an exclusive world premiere!
A Once-in-a-lifetime Fashion Trip to China was waiting for the winner of the category ECOlogical Green, Anne Lonnes. Together with Aping Li-Herold, president of the Verein der Überseechinesen, she traveled to China in November 2015.
The successful cooperation between the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD and Texpertise Network by Messe Frankfurt will be further continued and strengthened in 2016. As a result of this collaboration, three talents of the finale 2015 have been offered a special highlight: Their creations of the PIONEERING DESTINY Collection 2015 from the category “ECOlogical Green” were selected by the Greenshowroom Berlin and they are invited to present themselves and their design at the eco-conscious fashion trade fair from January 19th – 21th.
Outstanding Talent 2015, Anastasia Liebe from Rüsselsheim, enjoyed her prize “Once-in-a-Lifetime Italy” and went on an exciting road trip through the Italian fashion metropolises. She started with a sponsored flight by Miles & More to Milan where she and the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD Team presented a Defilé of 40 selected designs from the PIONEERING DESTINY Collection 2015.
The third international Call for Entry for the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD has started. A special challenge for the young talents is this year’s motto “World of Contradictions”.
Exploring the fashion and lifestyle hot spots of the region: Fashion design newcomer Simo Marom from Israel, one of last year’s winners of the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD, visited the Frankfurt RheinMain region as part of his prize. One Highlight of his trip was definitely his luxurious stay in the well-known Schlosshotel Kronberg. However, the program specially designed for him to explore the fashion and lifestyle hot spots of the region offered a lot of unforgettable memories.
This year, the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD was bestowed a special honor: the International Fashion Contest for upcoming talents showed a Defilé of roughly 40 creations from this year’s Finale on October 7 in Milan. At the invitation of Hessian State Minister Tarek Al-Wazir, the show took place during an evening reception for the EXPO Delegation Trip. The focal point of the committee is the creative economy in Europe. In front of 120 guests from Germany and Italy, including Italian Consul General in Frankfurt Maurizio Canfora, our upcoming models presented the Defile.
The winners 2015 of the FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD inspired the guests with their creative, daring and extraordinary creations. Not only the 12 Award winners are the heroes of the evening. Every participant who put their abilities to the test under the contest’s motto 2015 is a champion. The spectacular Gala – a meeting of 60 international young fashion stars, who qualified out of a total of 325 applications – serves as motivation for future participants to develop their talent and continue working hard toward a career in the fashion industry.
Anastasia Liebe is this year’s FRANKFURT STYLE AWARD Outstanding Talent 2015. Her design “Prisma”, with 8,000 rhinestones and 12 meters of painted white silk, captivated the audience and the jury.