So like I promised yesterday, here is part 2 (of 3) of the young designer's ranges, and these are some of my favourite moments from the women's collections, including the winners. Just a quick recap on this year's jury. It was headed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Creative Director at Lacoste, the rest of the jury was made up of other heavyweights including Delphine Toche, joint editor-in-chief of Numéro Magazine, Imran Amed, editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion, Mark Holgate, director of fashion news at Vogue USA, Barbara Countinho, director of MUDE, the Museum of Design and Fashion and Paula Reed, fashion director at Harvey Nichols. As I've mentioned before, this competition is not necessarily about creating ranges to go into stores, but rather to give the designers a platform to show off their creativity, design technique and craftsmanship, and at the same time get priceless exposure to the international fashion media.
Okay, let's get to Part 2 (Part 3 will show the designer's interpretations of their ranges for the Chloé Award):
MARION DE RAUCOURT - FRANCE
SHANSHAN RUAN - CHINA
Winner of the Public Prize of the City of Hyères
XING SU - CANADA
DAMIEN RAVN - NORWAY
YVONNE POEI-YIE KWOK - NETHERLANDS
"We dance like little Mary's swaying to the symphony of destruction"
Winner of the Audience Award at the Palais de Tokyo
VICTORIA FELDMAN & TOMAS BERZINS - RUSSIA - LATVIA
SATU MAARANEN - FINLAND
"Garment in Landscape"
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (plus the cool 15 000 Euros it comes with)
THIS COLLECTION WAS BY RAGNE KIKAS, LAST YEAR'S WINNER OF THE PREMIÉRE VISION PRIZE