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FRANKfurtstyleaward goes THE ARTS+ – FRANK® for FUTURE Award 2019 will be presented at Frankfurt Book Fair

This year, the FRANKfurtstyleaward will be again present at the Frankfurt Book Fair with a stand in Hall 4.1, N 96. As part of the cultural festival THE ARTS+, the “FRANK® for FUTURE Award” will be presented for the first time on Sunday, 20 October at 14.00 hrs. the ten winners from the TOP60 Collection of this year’s international talent competition, which was held under the motto HEIMAT 4.0, will be shown on the catwalk of the THE ARTS+ stage. The ten young talents were awarded the “Hessischer Nachwuchspreis für Fashion & Design” in June 2019.

Which platform would be better suited for talented young designers than the festival on the future of the creative and cultural economy THE ARTS+ at the Frankfurt Book Fair? And the FRANKfurtstyleaward is right in the middle of it. The ten winning HEIMAT 4.0designs from the three lifestyle categories ADVENTURE, EARTH and URBAN will be shown at the FRANKfurtstyleaward stand N 96 in Hall 4.1 from October 16 to 20, 2019.

The FRANK® for FUTURE Award

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 14.00 hrs., the time has come: The FRANK® for FUTURE Award will be presented for the first time at the THE ARTS+ stage. The winner of this award is Eva Valentina Ruthe. Not only is she a finalist in this year’s FRANKfurtstyleaward, her design “Planet Earth is our Home. There’s no Planet B” is used as key visual for the motto HEIMAT 4.0. The award is endowed with 1,000 Euros and is offered by the start-up company amui.space. “We are proud to award the prize today to a young designer who is committed to making fashion more sustainable,” says Denis Hüter, founder of amui. amui.space is a new online platform that aims to connect designers, creatives and production companies worldwide and support the FRANKfurtstyleaward to accompany the young designers’ fashion collections from prototype to production and distribution.

Under the motto “Future Fashion”, the ten winning designs of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 HEIMAT 4.0 will be presented at the Catwalk Show. The young fashion designers were awarded the “Hessischer Nachwuchspreis für Fashion & Design” in June 2019. As already in summer, the fancy and elaborate sketched and manufactured unique pieces from all over the world will be set in scene effectively models of the Frankfurt agency East West Models. Young make-up artists of the Famous Face Academy ensure the right make-up and the perfect hair style.

“After our show at the Frankfurt club Gibson and our participation at the ApparelSourcing in Paris, the FRANK® for FUTURE Award 2019 and the Catwalk Show of the ten winning designs at The ARTS+ are an excellent opportunity for this year’s finissage of the FRANKfurtstyleaward”, says Hannemie Stitz-Krämer, founder and organizer of the FRANKfurtstyleaward.

The one-hour performance will be completed by a panel discussion between the designers who are present and the partners from amui.space, Barbara Weigand and Denis Hüter: “Design Talent meets Thought Leaders: Transformation 4.0 – Future Fashion & Technology.

The winners of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019 HEIMAT 4.0 as well as the “Hessischen Nachwuchspreises für Fashion & Design” are:

  • Outstanding Talent: Jenna Standish, „Cape Town“, Student, Design Academy of Fashion, South Africa
  • Lifestyle „Urban“:
    • 1st place: Melissa Kunz, „Grow up“, Student, FAHMODA, Germany
    • 2nd place: Valeria Dror, „Russian Heritage“, Student, Shenkar College for Engineering Design & Art, Israel
    • 3rd place: Shir Danny, „Refugees Journey“, Student, Shenkar College for Engineering Design & Art, Israel
  • Lifestyle „Adventure“:
    • 1st place: Tiffany Anggiono, „Distant Memory“, Student, Raffles College of Higher Education, Indonesia
    • 2nd place: Rivka Mirzkandov, „Tibetan Nomads“, Student, Shenkar College for Engineering Design&Art
    • 3rd place: Dorothee Ahrens, Student, „Nostalgic Inspiration“, FAHMODA, Germany
  • Lifestyle „Earth“:
    • 1st place: Koki Iwanaka, „Living“, Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    • 2nd place: Ndery Ndao, „Bombacaceae“, Master Class, Fashion Design Institute of Dakar, Senegal
    • 3rd place: Silvia Rutz, „We reap what we sow“, Student, Modeschule Brigitte Kehrer, Switzerland

Partners and Sponsors of the FRANKfurtstyleaward 2019

THE ARTS+

This year’s edition of THE ARTS+ brings together some of the most innovative thinkers, creative minds and cultural practitioners from around the world. In Hall 4.1 of the Frankfurt Book Fair, they will explore, discuss and shape the future of culture and creativity in the digital age. THE ARTS+ is fair, exhibition and interdisciplinary festival at the same time. For the first time, THE ARTS+ is cooperating with the B3 Biennale of the Moving Image and the renowned B3 exhibition, which includes film, media, games and technology-based installation art.

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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

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