Italian Fashion Talent 2019 just ended and has declared the winners of the renowned contest that has now come to its fourth edition. On the evening of Saturday, November 23, capillary figures of the fashion system, including buyers, press, designers and distinguished personalities gathered in the halls of Centro Congressi Ariston in Paestum to celebrate fashion but above all the young promises of the industry.

The creations of as many as 100 young designers, trained in the exclusive fashion design academies of Italy, have been meticulously examined; Emilio Bonadio has been awarded with the Italian Fashion Award 2019, he is indeed the emerging designer of the year. Educated at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano, the young man will create a capsule collection thanks to the organizational and economic support guaranteed by the collaboration between IFTA and CAMAC. His aesthetics and his proposals have triumphed, gaining acclaim in an exceptional jury made up of Giulio Martinelli, managing fashion editor of LʻOfficiel Italia; Giorgio Tosi producer and owner of the CAMAC group; Livia Gregoretti, distributor and owner of Livia Gregoretti Show Room; I Murr, fashion consultant; Raffaella Curiel designer of the homonymous fashion house and Michela Zio, fashion journalist and artistic director IFTA.

The young Bonadio, not only has received the Italian Fashion Talent Award 2019, handed to him by Giorgio Tosi but, for his strong innovative vein he also gained the 2019 Social Award from the influencer Marco Ferrero.

Coming from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, Pietro Migliucci has won the Premio della Critica 2019 meanwhile, from the Università Iuav di Venezia, Michael Ruggero the Premio Modellistica 2019. The Premio Innovazione 2019 went to Fausto Vicidomini instead, coming from IUAD di Napoli and finally the young Alessandra Maione and Giulia Improta, from the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Levi Enriques received a special mention from the jury earning the Special Award Young Award 2019.

Numerous guests were welcomed to watch the finalist models parade, acclaim the winners of the Italian Talent Awards 2019 and toast to the success of the fourth edition of the event. An edition full of newness, first and foremost the Evening Dresses Show, the first international Made in Italy evening dresses and accessories fair, which had its headquarters at the prestigious Marittima Zaha Hadid Station.

"We are very happy for how Salerno welcomed this absolute novelty and for how buyers and exhibitors got involved in a project that is only at the beginning - commented the president and artistic director of Ifta Roberto Jannelli and Michela Zio - needless to say that we are already at work for the next edition that will bring with it many new features. The goal is to work on consolidating the event, which represents an important opportunity to meet and trade between brands with buyer-oriented criteria that we will continue to select by increasingly discovering the excellence of Italian and Southern fashion. This year two events - Iftawards and Evening Dresses Show - took place at the same time - which we care a lot about and which, for different reasons, are very important for the fashion industry. On the one hand there is the business side that values products and people and creates opportunities; on the other hand there are young people who are the lifeblood of this sector”.

Breath suspended in front of the beauty, the creativity that the new interpreters of fashion have been able to exhibit. What will IFTA reserve us for next year? For further info