Discover the highlights from the DfT award show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in the DfT fashion video.
Backstage, the finalists tensely sent their models up and down for final outfit and make up checks before their big show started. The patron and star designer Marc Jacobs and the jury had some last glances at the outfits just before the young design talents sent their creations out on the catwalk for the first time.
Then they rewarded the audience with a fashion spectacle of its own: From elegance and extravaganza to color blocking and futuristic shapes, the great diversity of materials and influences clearly showed a lot of raw talent that was worth all the support of the young talent’s award’s program. After the music had stopped, the excitement reached its peak when Marc Jacobs came onto the catwalk to announce the winner. The five finalists and their teams were holding their breath backstage. Alexandra Kiesel is the overwhelmed and overjoyed winner of 2011, and when she walked a final catwalk round amongst her models, holding the award in her hands, the thrilled audience had no doubt this wasn’t the last thing they had seen from this promising design talent!