International Lab of Mittelmoda 2019 announces its finalists. The renowned international contest dedicated to emerging designers blows out 26 candles with this edition and unveils the names of the designers who will compete for the final prize on 16 September in Milan, during Micam. The final chapter of this highly anticipated event will be held during the world leading footwear fair.
International Lab of Mittelmoda involves over 650 fashion schools and academies each year, not only in Italy but in 60 different countries, addressing fashion designers and fashion design students from all over the world.
An international vocation that strongly supports the youngest creativity. No longer just the world of clothing and knitwear, there is indeed a great novelty: from this year onwards, the entire accessory sector is also in the race.
International Lab of Mittelmoda is an important and now inevitable event, a moment of training, confrontation and recognition of talent where new makers can show their creations and their professionalism to a jury of experts and notable fashion system professionals. Matteo Marzotto is the President of Mittelmoda, which from this year has signed an agreement with Confindustria Moda: the two companies have signed a collaboration agreement, committing to work together on several fronts and with many activities for young talents.
But who are the finalists? Here are the names! Shirin Araghi (Germany, AMD Academy of Fashion and Design Düsseldorf), Aleksandra Blinova (United Kingdom, University of Westminster London), Camilla Carrara (Italy, ESMOD Berlin), Alessandra Cerlesi (Italy, AFOL Moda Milano Milan), Thomoulla Chrysostomou (Cyprus, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan), Alice D’Andrea (Italy, Politecnico di Milano Milan), Caitlin Elton (Australia, Whitehouse Institute of Design Melbourne), Anzelika Mandmaa
(Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts Tallinn), Lucia Marti (Puerto Rico, Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah), Federica Meyer Zu Schwabedissen (Italy, Polimoda Firenze), Maria Molina Miras (Spain, LCI Felicidad Duce Barcelona), Szymon Mrozek (Poland, School of Form Poznan), Jeanette Plesse (Germany, Hochschule fur Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg), Antonella Prato (Italy, Istituto Secoli Milan), Alma Rinaldelli (Italy, Modartech Pontedera), Andrea Roman (United Kingdom, Istituto Marangoni London), Krishma Sabbarwal (United Kingdom, University of East London London), Sofia Scarponi (Italy, Accademia di Costume e Moda Rome), Chiara Scocco (Italy, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan), Alessandra Tacla (United Kingdom, Istituto Marangoni London), Maarten Van Mulken (Netherlands, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht), Tauri Vastrik (Estonia, Aalto University Helsinki), Maitena Vega (Spain, LCI Felicidad Duce Barcelona), Kuan Wang (Chin, ESMOD Paris), Elisa Zandra (Italy, IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milan).
The competition is promoted by Mittelmoda International Lab and Confindustria Moda, in partnership with Fondazione Industrie Cotone e Lino and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, in collaboration with MICAM and main sponsor LECTRA S.p.A ..