Fashion Umit Benan & Max Kibardin

The international judging panel of top buyers, members of the fashion press and opinion makers has awarded the first prize for the best prêt-à-porter collection to UMIT BENAN, first prize for the best accessories collection went to MAX KIBARDIN, and LEITMOTIV received an honorable mention.

The WHO’S ON NEXT PRÉT-À-PORTER award goes to UMIT BENAN, for a sartorial quality collection that presents an ironic and casual interpretation of a concept with a strong classic basis; and for his ability to control the development of the entire collection – from designing the silhouettes  to production, from styling to communications with a confident hand.:
Our wish: we want to see you on the runway!
The WHO’S ON NEXT award for ACCESSORIES goes to MAX KIBARDIN for having clearly and elegantly – in both words and production – translated the bond between quality manufacturing and contemporary sensitivity for luxury - luxury in the sense of in-depth research on materials and shapes.
Our wish: to show a generation of Eastern European designers what happens if they meet Italy’s extraordinary fashion-producing culture

The Judging Panel awarded an Honorable Mention to LEITMOTIV for the quality of its prints, a creative process that begins with research on original sources and then continues by hand with personal and esthetically cognizant interpretations that convey an idea of joy and love of  fashion 

Our wish: to see LEITMOTIV become the twenty-first century’s Fornasetti