A jury of influential contemporary fashion figures looked on, reviewed the collections and cast their votes. Headed by Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the jury was composed of actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia (House of Waris), Diet Prada founders Tony Liu & Lindsey Schuyler, Burak Cakmak (Dean of Fashion, Parsons), Sam Cotton (Head of Menswear, Alexander McQueen), Natalie Gibson (Fashion Print Tutor, Central Saint Martins), Zaim Kamal (Creative Director, Montblanc), Olya Kuryshchuk (Founder & Editor-in-chief, 1 Granary), Hirofumi Kurino (Co-Founder & Senior Adviser for Creative Direction, United Arrows), Linda Loppa (Advisor Strategy & Vision, Polimoda), Antonio Mancinelli (Editor-in-chief, Hearst Magazines Italy), Bruce Pask (Men’s Fashion Director, Bergdorf Goodman), Laudomia Pucci (Deputy Chairman & Image Director, Emilio Pucci), Martyn Roberts (Director, Graduate Fashion Week), Olga Sushko (Editor-in-chief, Vogue Ukraine), An Vandevorst & Filip Arickx (Founders, A. F. Vandevorst), Riccardo Vannetti (Tutorship Director, Pitti Immagine) and Danilo Venturi (Director, Polimoda). Out of all the incredible collections, Giunia Guerrera’s designs wowed the jury. The event was a clear win for the young designer who recently presented her work at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week 2018 in London.
Congratulations to Giunia,