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FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 HEIMAT 4.0 – Frankfurt celebrates international Fashion Talents at Tendence

At the FRANKfurtstyleaward Finale Show on June 29, 2019, the winners of the international competition for young designers in fashion and design were chosen. The TOP60 designs under the motto HEIMAT 4.0 were presented to a large audience in three fashion shows: “Urban”, “Adventure” and “Earth”. The expert jury selected the ten winners out of the TOP60 finalists who are coming from 23 countries.

The winners:

Outstanding Talent:

  • Jenna Standish, „Cape Town“, Student, Design Academy of Fashion, South Africa

Winner Outstanding Talent: Jenna Stendish, Student, South Africa, “Cape Town”, Foto Credit: Simon Zimbardo

Lifestyle “Adventure”

  • 1stPlace: Tiffany Anggiono, „Distant Memory“, Student, Raffles College of Higher Education, Indonesia
  • 2ndPlace: Rivka Mirzkandov, „Tibetan Nomads“, Student, Shenker College for Engineering Design & Art, Israel
  • 3rd Place: Dorothee Ahrens, Student, „Nostalgic Inspiration“, FAHMODA, Germany

Lifestyle “Earth”

  • 1stPlace: Koki Iwanaka, „Living“, Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2ndPlace: Ndery Ndao, „Bombacaceae“, Master Class, Fashion Design Institute of Dakar, Senegal
  • 3rdPlace: Silvia Rutz, „We reap what we sow“, Student, Modeschule Brigitte Kehrer, Switzerland

Lifestyle “Urban”

  • 1st Place: Melissa Kunz, „Grow up“, Student, FAHMODA, Germany
  • 2ndPlace: Valeria Dror, „Russian Heritage“, Student, Shenker College for Engineering Design & Art, Israel
  • 3rdPlace: Shir Danny, „Refugees Journey“, Student, Shenker College for Engineering Design & Art, Israel

Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen

For the first time in the eleven-year old history of FRANKfurtstyleaward, the “Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen“ has been assigned. The award has a total value of 10,000 Eurosand was donated by HA Hessen Agentur GmbHand Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH. 

The prize money is divided into the three lifestyles themes URBAN, ADVENTURE and EARTH for the first three winners as follows: 1stplace 1,500 Euro each, 2ndplace 1,000 Euro each and 3rdplace 500 Euro each.

“Under the motto HEIMAT 4.0, the award stands for internationality of Hessen,” emphasized Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of HA Hessen Agentur GmbH and Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH. “I am particularly pleased that young designers from Africa have the opportunity to present themselves to top international decision-makers. For us, Africa is a very important future market”.

In addition, the participants had the opportunity to win scholarship programs with master classes from the Haute Future Fashion Academy Milano (HFFA) as well as “Once in a Lifetime” fashion trips to Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris. Another highlight was the invitation of the Outstanding Talent to the Vancouver Fashion Week 2020. Additionally to other non-cash prizes, the winners received the highest award, the FRANK® Trophy.

from left to right: Valeria Dror, Israel, “Russian Heritage”(Model: Frederike E.); Jenna Standish, South Africa, “Cape Town”(Model: Cindy W.); Tiffany Anggiono , Indonesia, “Distant Memory” (Model: Paula M.); Koki Iwanaka , Japan, “Living” (Model: Monique W.); Rivka Mirzkandov , Israel, “Tibetan Nomads”(Model: Hannah D.); Shir Danny , Israel, “Refugees Journey” (Model: Leon G.); Silvia Rutz , Switzerland, “We reap what we sow” (Model: Beba H.); Melissa Kunz , Germany, “Grow Up” (Model: Koray G.)
Photo Credit: Fotostudio Zeta

New Format for the FRANKfurtstyleaward

For the first time, the Finale Show and the FRANKfurtstyleaward award ceremony took place at Tendence Frankfurt, the international trade fair for consumer goods. The shows of each of the 20 top designs in the Finale were staged on the marketplaces “Urban”, “Adventure” and “Earth”, before it turned into a festive Award Ceremony with the finalists of the competition and guests from fashion, design, industry, culture and society. The head of Tendence, Philipp Ferger, welcomed the finalists of the competition and several hundred guests as host. Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt, gave the welcoming address to City Councilor Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, who was enthusiastic about the cultural and creative diversity of the TOP60 collection HEIMAT 4.0 from all over the world.

With a reception of the young international designers in the Kaisersaal of the Römer, the patron Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann took care of an unforgettable Fashion Day in Frankfurt. In his place, City Councilor Eskandari-Grünberg welcomed around 300 guests who largely witnessed the 11thedition of the FRANKfurtstyleaward and the Finale at Tendence. The international commitment of the FRANKfurtstyleaward has been supported by the patronage of the City of Frankfurt for many years and culminated in the invitation to the Kaisersaal.

The French designer icon Chantal Thomass, honorary president of this year’s jury, received the FRANK® Trophy in the festive setting of the Kaisersaal. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 for her extraordinary life’s work, which took her to the top of the Paris designers. The laudation was held by Karl von der Ahé, Creative Director of the Berlin Fashion & Culture e.V..

“With the motto HEIMAT 4.0 of this year’s FRANKfurtstyleaward, we have hit the nerve of time. The topic of HOME has deeply touched the finalists from 23 countries and was implemented in a variety of ways in the very creative and great designs,” said Hannemie Stitz-Krämer, founder and president of the meanwhile internationally renowned Award for Fashion and Design. “I am particularly pleased about the commitment of the State of Hessen. The ‘Talent Award for Fashion & Design of the State of Hessen’ means that the FRANKfurtstyleaward is continuing to gain in importance both nationally and internationally.”

Support of the participating Finalists

More than half of the Top60 finalists came from all over the world and spent an exciting time in Frankfurt. Among other, they were supported by  FRANKfurtstyleaward Gold Sponsor Fleming’s Hotels Frankfurt, who offered accommodations for all finalists and Jury Members as well as delicious buffets for the 60 Models of EastWest Model Agency and Make Up Artists of Famous Face Academy as well as in the Jury Lounge, where the 2nd jury session took place under the presidency of Fashion Icon Chantal Thomass. With pumps and sneakers from Högl shoe fashion, the appearance of the designs was impeccable.The natural cosmetics company Luvos Heilerde (Luvos Healing Earth) surprised the finalists and the guests of the award ceremony with 300 “Goddy Bags” equipped with valuable products for beauty and health. Jaguar Land Rover Deutschland enabled a smooth shuttle service to Frankfurt’s Römer after the Award Ceremony at the Tendence providing eight brand new Jaguar PACE plus two Range Rover Hybrid cars.

Partner & Sponsors of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019

Photo credit featured image: Simon Zimbardo, Frankfurt

Further information, interview and/or photo requests:

Hannemie Stitz-Krämer
Bleichstraße 5, 61576 Kronberg
Tel.: +49 (0)6173 92 67 -70
Mobil: +49 171 475 1912

++ 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)

To download the press release, please click here.


Wild Card Voting +++ Finalists are nominated +++

The first evaluation round of the jury has been completed. Out of 130 entries with creative ideas from talented fashion designers,  66 concepts are now selected for the Finale Show of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 and the TOP 60 COLLECTION which will take place on 29 June 2019 at Tendence in Frankfurt.

Please find the complete list of nominated finalists here.

Wild Card Voting on Facebook

23 young fashion designers who haven’t made it into the finalist’s nomination now get the opportunity to win the Wild Card Voting for the FRANKfurtstyleaward Finale Show on June 29, 2019 at Tendence in Frankfurt as well as the participation in the TOP 60 COLLECTION 2019.

The Wild Card Voting will take place on our Facebook page from April 5 to April 14, 2019. The THREE designs with the most likes will be nominated.

You find the Wild Card Voting here.