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Gcc talent competition 2018


Gilberto Calzolari is the winner of The Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best Emerging Designer at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia 2018. The award was presented by Jeremy Irvine, Armie Hammer, Sara Sozzani Maino e Desirée Bollier (Chair-Value Retail Management).

The CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, which is part of the GCFA, is supported by The Bicester Village Shopping Collection by Value Retail. The competition challenges emerging designers worldwide to redefine sustainability in fashion, drawing on the Italian supply chain.

The five finalists of the competition including the Winner of The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award will each participate in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection 12-month mentorship programme by 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, tourism, 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 platform dedicated to showcase new talents at Fidenza Village, just outside of Milan. Furthermore, the winner will have the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February 2019 supported by CNMI.




Derek Blasberg

CNN Style

Carlo Capasa

Chairman, CNMI

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco-Age

Sara Sozzani Maino

Deputy Editor in Chief Vogue Italia, Head of Vogue Talents

Desirée Bollier

Chair, Value Retail Management

Edward Enninful

Editor in Chief Vogue UK

Christopher Bevans

fashion designer and creative director

Ellie Goulding

Singer, Songwriter and UN Goodwill Ambassador

Petra Nemcova

Model and Philantropist

Jenke Ahmed Tailly


Camille Charriere


Nathalie Kingham

Fashion and Buying Director MATCHESFASHION.COM

Hu Bing


Kelly Wong

Lane Crawford