Students Zhikai Yang of Esmod Paris in France and Stephanie Grosslercher of Polimoda in Italy were the big winners of the European Contest of Young Designers ModaPortugal, whose final was held in Porto, was announced on Wednesday evening.
The names of the winners, Zhikai Yang in the fashion design category and Stephanie Grosslercher in the footwear design category, who each received a cash prize of 7,500 euros, were announced at a ceremony at the Customs House in Oporto and announced today by the organization in a sent to the media.
In addition, the fashion design category was distinguished by the following categories: Artur Dias do Modatex (Portugal), Carolina Koziski from IED Madrid (Spain), Frank Lin from AMD – Akademie Mode & Design (Germany), Giulia Masciangelo from Polimoda (Italy) and Yelim Cho of London College of Fashion (UK), and in the category of footwear Beatriz Vasconcelos of the Academy of Design and Footwear (Portugal) and Moncayo of IED Madrid (Spain).
The seven received prizes worth 2,500 euros.
This year’s FashionPortugal Young European Design Contest was attended by 29 fashion designers from Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom, who visited the Portuguese companies Atelier des Créateurs, Calvelex, Crialme, Eureka and Riopele this week. located in the North.
The jury of this edition was presided by the president of ModaLisboa, Eduarda Abbondanza, and composed by Adriano Batista, Fucking Young, Jessica Michault, Launch Metrics, Livio Facchini, Public Image PR, Svenja Specht, Reality Studio, Gemma Williams, Business of Fashion, and by Miguel Flor, designer and consultant.
At the ceremony on Wednesday, six companies (Polopique, P & R Textiles, Twintex, Valérius, Crialme and Becri) were also distinguished with the Enterprise Excellence Awards promoted by CENIT (Textile Intelligence Center) and ANIVEC (National Association of Clothing and Confection).
The competition and prizes are part of the action programs of the Global.ModaPortugal and In.ModaPortugal project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization of Portugal 2020.