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++ Chantal Thomass takes over as Honorary Chairman of the Jury ++ Cindy Gomez live on the runways of the TOP60 finalists ++ Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen

The world-renowned French designer icon Chantal Thomass is regarded as the icon of lingerie. At the 11th edition of the FRANKfurtstyleaward, the “Grande Dame of Dessous” will take over the honorary chairmanship of the jury and honor the budding fashion designers of the future with her presence.

Photo: Chantal Thomass

France’s fashion icon, stylist and designer legend, Chantal Thomass, accepted the invitation of the FRANKfurtstyleaward and takes over the honorary chairmanship of the Finale Jury Meeting which will take place on June 29, 2019 at Tendence, the trade fair for consumer goods (29 June – 1 July) in hall 8 of Messe Frankfurt.

“I am delighted to be taking part in this renowned talent competition with a very professional and international jury. In the first round of evaluation, the best 60 fashion design newcomers from 34 schools on five continents were nominated for the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 under the motto HEIMAT 4.0. It will be a big task to determine the 10 winners for the valuable prizes,” said Chantal Thomass.

She will watch the three finale shows at 14.00 hrs., 15.00 hrs. and 16.00 hrs. at the marketplaces “Urban”, “Adventure” and “Earth” at Tendence.

For the first time, the winners of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 will also be honored with the “Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen”. All winners will be announced during the award ceremony on the Tendence main stage at 17.00 hrs.. Celebrations will be continued to the invitation of the patron, Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann, in the “Kaisersaal” of the “Römer” at 19.30 hrs. As a special thank you, Chantal Thomass will receive the FRANK trophy as Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 for her extraordinary life’s work, which brought her to the top of the Paris designers.

Program on June 29, 2019 (Tendence, Hall 8, Fairgrounds Frankfurt)

The runway shows at Tendence will take place in the marketplace areas in Hall 8:

  • 14:00 TOP 20 “Urban”, Urban Marketplace
  • 15:00 TOP 20 “Adventure”, Adventure Marketplace
  • 16:00 TOP 20 “Earth”, Earth Marketplace
  • 17:00 FINALE with AWARD CEREMONY on Tendence stage
  • 19:30 Reception in the Kaisersaal of the Frankfurt Römer to the invitation of the patron, Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann

The international star, singer and song writer Cindy Gomez from Canada accompanies the fashion shows with a live act and will open the festive award ceremony with a music intro.

At Tendence, the finale shows of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 HEIMAT 4.0 will be presented in a new format. Now, all shows are accessible for a broad public, visitors and exhibitors of Tendence.

Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen

The official sponsor of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 is HA Hessen Agentur GmbH. For the first time, they award the “Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen” worth a total of 10,000 Euros.  The sum will be divided among the winners of the three lifestyle categories:

  • 1st place: 1,500 Euros (in each category)
  • 2nd place: 1,000 Euros (in each category)
  • 3rd place: 500 Euros (in each category)

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