THE WINNERS OF WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO 2014
Alberto Premi for accessories and Tom Lipop, for prêt-à-porter are the winners of the sixth edition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO, the competition produced by Pitti Immagine Uomo, Altaroma and L’Uomo Vogue that seeks out new, Italian or Italy-based, talents in men’s fashions.
The members of the international judging panel – headed by Franca Sozzani and Raffaello Napoleone - were Beppe Angiolini (Camera Nazionale Buyer), Chiara Bottoni (MFF), Tiziana Cardini (La Rinascente), Antonio Cristaudo (Pitti Immagine), Simonetta Gianfelici (Altaroma), Lorenzo Guazzini (Fashion Valley), Robert Hirsh (Silver Deer), Sara Maino (Vogue.it), Claudio Marenzi (Herno), Stefano Martinetto (Tomorrow Ltd), Alessandra Rossi (yoox.com), Robert Tateossian (Tateossian London), and Dirk Van Versendaal (Stern). The judges were totally satisfied with the high levels of the entries, and especially with the research content in the finalists’ collections. In addition to the winners, the finalists were Jimi Roos, Maison Lvchino and Studiopretzel for prêt-à-porter; and Mobi for accessories.
The Who is On Next? Uomo Award for accessories goes to Alberto Premi Design
Alberto Premi, a young – he is just 22 years old - Italian designer has created a collection of experimental footwear, a collection that has enormous potential given his choice of materials and color combinations. His creations are outstanding for the research on soles and hides, and the ability to blend the most traditional footwear looks with new details that have a strong contemporary twist.
T. Lipop wins the Who is On Next? Uomo Award for prêt-à-porter
Here is an enormous talent who presents a complete and original collection, a mature project informed by careful studies of materials and shapes. His professional and personal story began in Great Britain, and is growing to maturity through Italian craft traditions. The collection is coherent and is characterized by a complete identity, high creative content and sophisticated sartorial details.
Each of the winners will receive a prize of 3.500 thousand Euros and the opportunity to be part of a special event at the next winter edition of Pitti Uomo (Pitti Uomo 87, 13-16 January 2015); they will also be mentioned on the pages of L’Uomo Vogue and the Condé Nast websites.
In addition, YOOX.COM
: the world’s leading multi-brand lifestyle e-store selling fashions, design and art will giver the winners of WION 2014 special visibility and support the growth of their brands. They will be able to reach an international audience through the yoox.com
global display window that can be accessed in more than 100 countries around the world.
There is more: TOMORROW LONDON LIMITED – one of the most important distribution platforms for young fashion talents – will offer the winners the possibility of presenting their collections during the selling campaign at the TLL showroom in Paris.
And, starting this year, the winner of prêt-à-porter will have the opportunity of producing a capsule collection with FASHION VALLEY, the group of firms in the Prato District fashion chain: from yarn and textile mills to makers of finished garments.