Inês Torcato - Portugall
Julia Seemann - Swiss
After graduating in Fashion Design in Basel in 2014, Julia Seemann worked for Vivienne Westwood and Meadham Kirchhoff in London. In 2015, the Vfiles platform chose her to present her graduation collection during New York Fashion Week, attracting great attention from fashion experts and a wider public: the pop star Rihanna was photographed in one of her outfits on the day after the presentation.
Little Shilpa - India
Shilpa Chavan, who divides her time between London and Mumbai, studied at Central St. Martins and the London College of Fashion. In 2009 she showed her creations at the Headonism exhibition curated by Stephen Jones for the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week. Her collections range from headwear to jewellery to clothing, following an ensemble aesthetic in which journeys, memories and inspirations combine together in creations that embrace a genuine lifestyle. Each piece, from hats to jewellery, is made by hand, combining different materials. That way no piece is ever the same as another.
Neous - UK
Understated, handcrafted shoes with minimalist detailing, for the woman who’s confident in her femininity. That’s how this creative duo formed of Alan Buanne, who used to work with Nicholas Kirkwood, and designer Vanissa Antonious, define the style of the Neous creations. It’s a contemporary style of footwear that combines their love of abstract Modernism and clean lines with the finest Italian footwear tradition. A signature of the brand is their use of unexpected colours in graphic combinations and of materials that are both classic and innovative at the same time: hand-woven macramé, transparent and synthetic fabrics, calfskin and butter-soft suede.
Percy Lau - China
SUPER has always been a dynamic talent scouting platform. Thanks to the SUPER TALENTS, new countries to watch area, the spotlight will be pointed at the most interesting creatives on the fashion scene and on the most promising brands, selected in cooperation with Sara Maino of Vogue Italia and Vogue Talents. The protagonists of this edition are both acknowledged talents and young designers from emerging scenarios and from new, unexpected contemporary fashion destinations like India, Portugal, China, Russia, Georgia and Thailand.