The winners of the 2011 edition

Fashion Andrea Pompilio & Emiliano Rinaldi
The Third Edition of Who is On Next?/Uomo And the winners are ...
Andrea Pompilio and
Emiliano Rinaldi, for prêt-à-porter.
Here are the winners of the 2011 edition of Who is On Next? / Pitti Uomo, the competition dedicated to Italian or Italy-based new talents in men’s fashion, sponsored and organized by Pitti Immagine in cooperation with Altaroma and Uomo Vogue: 
In the prêt-à-porter category Andrea Pompilio and Emiliano Rinaldi will receive the 5.000 Euro prize and have the opportunity to stage a special event at the forthcoming winter edition of Pitti Uomo (January 2012). Honorable mention for Daria Dazzani’s and Matteo Cibic’s 10 A Suspender Trousers Company.

Donata Sartorio, Simonetta Gianfelici, Antonio Cristaudo, Eva Desiderio, Angelo Flaccavento, Veerle Windels, Maria Ter-Markarian, Beppe Angiolini, Maurizio Purificato, Toby Bateman, Masaaki Yanagi, Polat Uyal and Dianora Allegri, the members of the international judging panel, which was chaired by Franca Sozzani and Raffaello Napoleone, expressed unanimous satisfaction with the high quality of the entries and the research that went into the finalists’ collections. The other finalists were: Caterina Coccioli and Alessandro Manzi, Comeforbreakfast, Luca Larenza, Milius by Milan and John Lee Brunswick as a non-competitor.
The Who is On Next? / Pitti Uomo award for prêt-à-porter goes to Andrea Pompilio.
Andrea Pompilio’s contemporary collection is a complete and mature concept, the result of careful research on materials and shapes. This collection with its international look is outstanding for the broad range of inspirations which are the fruit of the designer’s professional experiences. Through unusual details, brilliant use of color – delicate contrasts and chromatics, and a careful eye on quality, he has developed a sophisticated style that is fully in tune with current market demands.
The Who is On Next? / Pitti Uomo award for prêt-à-porter goes to Emiliano Rinaldi.
Emiliano Rinaldi’s collection is animated by poetry and passion and nourished by historical references to his birthplace near Arezzo.  Entirely made in Tuscany, his garments have a strong identity and reveal great creative potential. The judges were impressed by the quality of the manufacturing and by the design references to deeply rooted Tuscan traditions (such as the Siena Palio) which are capable of crossing all boundaries to capture the world’s imagination. 
Who is On next? / Pitti Uomo, Honorable Mention for 10 A Suspender Trousers Company - Daria Dazzan and Matteo Cibic.
The judging panel unanimously agreed to give the 10 A Suspender Trousers Company, owned by Matteo Cibic and Daria Dazzan, an honorable mention for the quality and creative content of their communicative products which are characterized by excellent use of color. Their re-editions of two essential items in a man’s wardrobe – trousers and suspenders – reflect an interesting approach to the market. 

Andrea Pompilio – (Pesaro, 1973) -
After earning his diploma in fashion design at Milan’s Istituto Marangoni, Andrea Pompilio spent 13 years working with international brands such as Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Prada, Calvin Klein, YSL and Bally. Dividing his time between Milan, Paris and New York, he presents a sophisticated, yet nonchalant look that puts great weight on quality.
Emiliano Rinaldi – (Arezzo, 1979) -
Emiliano Rinaldi’s easygoing, yet elegant collection is characterized by a unique kind of creativity that hovers between past and present as it mixes different materials and unusual color combinations. An engineer by training, this native of Tuscany envisions a wardrobe that breaks free from fashion’s rules and regulations, as it embodies the emotions and feelings that comprise his very positive and personal “baggage”.
“10 A Suspender Trousers Company” – Daria Dazzan and Matteo Cibic -
(Latisana UD, 1984 – Parma, 1983) -
The brand, established in 2008 when Daria Dazzan met Matteo Cibic, started out with artisan production of limited edition trousers. These unique items combine exceptionally high quality fabrics and Made in Italy sartorial skill, in a collection based on reinterpretations of two essential men’s classics: trousers and suspenders.