The WINNERS OF THE 2010 EDITION

Fashion Fabio Quaranta & Andrea Incontri
 
FQR by Fabio Quaranta for prêt-à-porter and AI_ by Andrea Incontri for accessories, are the winners of the second etition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO
The winners will be awarded a 5000 euros cash prize and the opportunity to star at a special event on occasion of the upcoming winter edition of Pitti Uomo (January 2011).
 
Special mention went to Ozona by Sandro Gonnella.
 
The international jury – chaired by Franca Sozzani and Raffaello Napoleone, made up of Beppe Angiolini, Giampietro Baudo, Stefano Cantino, Antonio Cristaudo,  Ron Frasch, Simonetta Gianfelici, Joerg Koch, Hirofumi Kurino, Rodion Mamontov, Takuro Ogasawara, Franco Penè, Maria Luisa Poumaillou and Donata Sartorio – expressed its satisfaction with the high level of the presentations and the research content of the finalists’ collections. The finalists, besides the winners, were Camo by Stefano Ughetti, Dead Meat by Giovanni Battista De Pol, Maurizio Miri, Pierre-Louis Mascia and Yuji Miura.
 
The Who’s On Next / Pitti Uomo Award for prêt-à-porter goes to FQR
 
A contemporary, elegant collection, the result of careful research into materials and forms; a collection with a cohesive, mature identity. The selection criteria applied to the garments, coupled with quality manufacturing, reflect a knowledgeable approach to the market and at the same time give free rein to inspiration, a combination that is a sure sign of noteworthy development potential.  
 
The Who’s On Next / Pitti Uomo Award for accessories goes to AI_
 
Precise and generous devotion to the craft breathes life into a collection of bags with calibrated silhouettes in a sophisticated selection of materials and precious and showy or sometimes almost concealed details. The functional solutions are extremely interesting. The coherent project design that permeates every aspect of the project and the cosmopolitan allure of the sources of inspiration combine to define a modern idea of fashion that appeals to a wide array of markets. 
 
The Who’s On next / Pitti Uomo Special Mention for Ozona
 

What makes Ozona worthy of special mention is a business orientation based on a radical crafts vocation tempered by a thorough grasp of industrial design, a novelty in a sector – eyewear – that is notoriously characterized by the large industrial groups and big numbers.