In 2014 we continue to support up-and-coming talented designers and provide them through the DfT award with a visible platform for their creativity.
A change that comes along with the new year: News about the DfT won’t be found on our blog anymore, but instead on Facebook – providing you with regularly news, experiences and pictures about the award, the Patron, the Jury and Advisory Board, the finalists and the DfT winner.
Five years of supporting up-and-coming designers. Five years of great fashion talent. Five years of
“Designer for Tomorrow”. Reason enough to look back on the beginning and the development. This is how it all began…
Creativity is not only about having ideas and inspiration, but also about the competency to convert these into something real! As part of the sustainable, individual sponsorship program Ioana Ciolacu recently visited her former hometown – London! Of course, she met her old friends and teachers from the London College of Fashion, but moreover, this year’s DfT winner visited Stella McCartney’s studio to get an insight in a world-famous designers’ workflow. We met Ioana to talk about her experiences in London.
Before presenting a collection, a designer has an inspiration. And in Ioana’s case: another meeting with the DfT patron, too. As “Designer for Tomorrow” winner Ioana Ciolacu is currently working on her new collection for Fall/Winter 2014/15, she went on an inspirational trip to Paris as part of the DfT sponsorship programme.
2013’s DfT winner Ioana recently visited the fashion metropolis Paris. She not only got inspired for her new collection but also had the chance to be backstage at her patron’s show. Take a look at our gallery!
Work in progress; and collection in progress. DfT winner Ioana C. Miron already started preparing for her first own fashion show in January – step by step. Getting introduced to the new fabric trends and searching for inspiration in Paris is only one part of the picture. The city of Bucharest is where it all comes together in a real collection. To be precise: in Ioana’s new studio, she recently moved into.
Her style has always been different from those of her colleagues and it always contains something special; a special material, a special detail or a special pattern – this description may be the right one for both, musician Lady Gaga and fashion designer Jamie Wei Huang, one of the five finalists of this years fashion talent award “Designer for Tomorrow” presented by Peek & Cloppenburg Duesseldorf and Fashion ID.
This year’s DfT winner Ioana had a nice trip to fabfab, Europe’s leading online retailer for fabrics and supplies. She got inspired for her new collection by plenty of different fabrics. Just have a look at our gallery…
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere – this may not only be true for New York City, but in terms of fashion also for the Italian Vogue. Leandro Cano, last year’s “DfT” winner, made it!
I will leave London in a couple of days. I know I will miss my friends from here and some places of beautiful London, but I am really looking forward to move back home.
I received a goody bag from Berlin Fashion Week and I discover that happiness is hidden in small things. It is amazing how happy I feel receiving free stuff, but more important, the picture from the vegan BBQ with Stella is precious.