Gcc talent competition 2017
TIZIANO GUARDINI - AWARDED THE FRANCA SOZZANI GCC AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING DESIGNER, PRESENTED BY NAOMI CAMPBELL AND SARA SOZZANI MAINO
The competition challenged emerging designers to incorporate Eco-Age’s GCC® Principles of Sustainable Excellence and CNMI’s Guidelines into their looks and to celebrate Made in Italy. After an initial call for entries, a short list of ten designers was judged by a panel of fashion industry insiders to create the final list of five. The five finalists will each participate in an inspiring and highly immersive 12 months mentoring program with Value Retail. Working with handpicked mentors from across Europe and China, the finalists will benefit from global expertise in fashion, retail, supply chain management, consumer insight, brand building, marketing and distribution to help them reach their true creative and commercial potential. The designers will also have their collections featured in The Creative Spot, a pop-up boutique dedicated to showcasing new talent at Fidenza Village, just outside of Milan from October 2017.
The third of July a prestigious international jury met ten semifinalists in Paris and selected five finalists that were invited to participate at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, 2017: Matea Benedetti, Calcaterra, Co|Te, Leo Studio Design and Tiziano Guardini.
Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
CEO and Founder, Fashion Tech Lab
Creative Director, Eco-Age
Sara Sozzani Maino
Deputy Editor in Chief Vogue Italia, Head of Vogue Talents
President, Lane Crawford
Co-Founder and executive co-chairman, MATCHESFASHION.COM
Founder, NOT JUST A LABEL
Chair, Value Retail Management