Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Announces 2013 Award Winners.
Italian Wine Brand Celebrates Style with Support of Emerging Fashion Designers.
Ecco Domani® Wines of Italy announces today the recipients of the 2013 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards: TOME in the women’s design category; Ian Velardi in the men’s design category; Deborah Pagani in the accessories design category; and SUSAN WOO in the sustainable design category. Each winner, selected from a pool of up-and-coming designers, receives a $25,000 grant to help showcase their style on the most sought after runway: New York’s Fall 2013 Fashion Week.
Now in its 12th season, the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million in support of emerging designers, and helped to launch the careers of many of today’s best and brightest fashion stars, including: Zac Posen , Derek Lam , Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Alexander Wang , and Prabal Gurung .
Embodying the idea that good taste is always in vogue, Ecco Domani wines are crafted to add a special touch to the everyday. With bright fruit flavors and a fresh, approachable style, Ecco Domani wines are at once a perfect food pairing and an effortless complement to any occasion. To celebrate this fusion of good taste in wine and style, Ecco Domani created the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation.
“Through the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation, we are able to support talented fashion designers who are committed to celebrating style every day,” said Molly Davis , Vice President of Marketing for Ecco Domani Wines of Italy. “Today, we are proud to raise a glass to this year’s award recipients and welcome them into the exclusive group of Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation alumni.”
Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation judge Marylou Luther , editor at the International Fashion Syndicate, furthered Davis’ sentiments, saying, “By supporting emerging design talent for more than a decade, Ecco Domani has expanded the definition of style and extended its reach from the wine glass to the runway and beyond.”
More about the 2013 designers:
Women’s Design Category Winner: TOME
The foundation of TOME started in 1988 while Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin were studying a Bachelor of Design, Fashion at the University of Technology Sydney. Their careers took very different paths, Ramon into fashion design and Ryan as buyer for two of Australia’s leading luxury multi brand stores, yet both knew that if they were ever to start a label, it would be together.
Developing his design aesthetic at Alberta Ferretti and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Atelier, Ramon was most recently design director for Derek Lam . Ryan edited pioneering online magazine pagesonline.com as well as shooting for OYSTER, Marie Claire and The Sunday Times.
2011 saw the birth of both Ryan and Ramon’s Opus – TOME. Based in New York, TOME sees the pair’s collective experience expressed in a range that is practical and straightforward – clear cut, essential dressing. Purity is the cornerstone of this ‘every woman’ brand. Form follows function and every piece in the collection is infinitely.
Posted on January 9th, 2013 by admin
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