The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia - Everything you need to know

Carlo Capasa and Livia Firth present at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, 2018
By Eco-Age

The second edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, returned to La Scala, Milan. Here’s everything you need to know:


What are the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia?
Hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Eco-Age, the GCFAs honour both the handprint of fashion (the human capital that goes into the making of fashion apparel and accessories), and the footprint of fashion (the natural capital and environmental impact).

The Awards celebrate the commitment of luxury fashion houses to sustainability and showcase the innovation and human craftmanship of the Italian fashion supply chain.


Where and when do they take place?
The 2018 edition of the GCFAs took place on Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 6.30pm (GMT+2) at the iconic Teatro alla Scala in Milan. 

Hamish Bowles, American Vogue’s International Editor at Large, was Creative Director for all elements of the GCFAs, including La Scala Square which was transformed into a beautiful garden.  He said: “The hummingbird motif that is threaded through the Green Carpet Fashion Awards gala was chosen as this tiny bird symbolises industry, adaptability and resilience - all qualities that are integral to the concept of sustainability.”

How many awards are there?
There are 13 awards in total, all of which are seen through a sustainability lens focused on people, planet, place and profit. 

Who is getting an award?
The 2018 awardees were announced at La Scala on Sunday 23rd September 2018 during Milan Fashion Week and all recipients demonstrated a commitment to and investment in positive change.  “Every recipient at La Scala is reimagining and reworking the supply chain for the future and reinvesting in the planet and in people,” said Eco-Age creative director Livia Firth. “La Scala is the night we can amplify bold and brilliant solutions to environmental and social crises. It is a night for the game changers!”

One category winner was revealed during a special reception at the Venice Film Festival; iconic fashion journalist Suzy Menkes was awarded The Visionary Award.

Davide Grillo, Behno, Gilberto Calzolari, Wrad and Teatum Jones were announced as the five finalists of the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition.  The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges in July during Paris Couture Week and Gilberto Calzolari was crowned winner of the Franca Sozzani GCC Best Emerging Designer Award at La Scala.  The winner will receive a one-year business mentorship programme by The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. 

See all of last year's award winners.

Who designed the GCFA trophy and what is it made of? 
Winners received a handcrafted statuette by Chopard, crafted in the shape of a woman using fairmined gold.

Who was there?
Last year’s inaugural GCFAs attracted the biggest names in fashion and entertainment including Gisele Bündchen, Dakota Johnson, Naomi Campbell, Andrew Garfield, Annie Lennox and more.

This year’s star-studded line-up included Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Cindy Crawford, who also presented awards.

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The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia - Everything you need to know