Following a worldwide search for emerging design talent, 10 designers have been selected as the semi-finalists for The CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition 2018.
The CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, which is part of The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, 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 mentoring and production process with designers starts now and final looks will be presented to our stellar judging panel in July.
Five finalists will embark on an incredible mentorship programme with The Bicester Village Shopping Collection by Value Retail. Working with handpicked mentors from across Europe and China, the five 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.
One designer will be announced as the winner of The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award on stage at La Scala on September 23rd during The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia and will be given the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February 2019, supported by Camera Moda.
Meet the 10 finalists below and stay tuned for details of our judging day.
Desirée Bollier, Chair – Value Retail Management, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our partnership with Eco-Age and CNMI. The CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition is an important initiative, which underpins Value Retail’s commitment to the discovery of emerging design talent and the future of the fashion industry’.