THE ANNUAL graduation event held by fashion and design university Esmod took place last week at the imposing former industrial hall Loewe Saal with the occasion introducing 52 new designer alumni to the fashion world.
The BA Graduation Show DSRPTN – a bespoke abbreviation for disruption – is a celebration of the emerging talent anticipated to shape the future of the industry. The day traditionally attracts substantial crowds and revolves around two main fashion shows – the afternoon one accessible to all and members of the public and the evening event being an exclusive affair including an award ceremony.
The evening event saw an elite international jury made up of industry professionals assessing top 21 collections of ESMOD graduates. Responsible for granting accolades in three categories the 2016 jury comprised of: Herbert Hofmann, Creative Director and Buyer, VOO Store; Clare Langhammer, Owner and Founder, Fake PR; Nicolás Santos, Art Director, Interview Magazine; Toby Grimditch, Fashion Director, DANSK Magazine; Iris Krüger, Creative Pattern Cutter, Stella McCartney; Andrei Amado, Designer Women’s Wear, Salvatore Ferragamo; Lilly Heine, Textile development, CÉLINE; Tomas C Toth, Stylist; Marlis Zeitler, ESMOD Paris; Felix Chabluk Smith, Designer Women’s Wear, Paris; Yvonne Laufer, Designer Women’s Wear, Paris.
The judges have evaluated the main collections rich in colours, unique forms, brilliant prints and innovative silhouettes.
The illustrious Prix Createur for the most outstanding collection was awarded to Gina Laumanns.
The Prix du Jury (Jury Prize) was presented to Anina May.
Finally the Aigulle D’or (The Golden Needle – a symbol of great achievement) was awarded to Max Rabe.
by Magda Pirowska