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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 “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. 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, 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


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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