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27 June 2016

Alber Elbaz supports the 'Designer for Tomorrow' who will present at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

On 30 June 2016, the 'Designer for Tomorrow'-finalists will show their collections in front of the DfT-jury at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

Patron of this year's 'Designer for Tomorrow' award is Alber Elbaz, former artistic director of Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. Alber Elbaz has started his career at Geoffrey Beene in New York after he finished his fashion studies at Shenkar College in Israel. The DfT was initiated by Peek & Cloppenburg and its online shop Fashion ID eight years ago and counts designers like Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger or Zac Posen to the prominent list of patrons.

In 2016, the finalists Edda Gimnes, David Kälble, Elisa Kley, Marc Morris Mok and Ancuta Sarca have the chance to become the 'Designer for Tomorrow 2016' which includes to get support by Alber Elbaz for the capsule collection. The DfT winner's capsule collection will be available at P&C and Fashion ID. Next year in June/July 2017, the DfT winner has the opportunity to show an own collection at MBFWBerlin.

fig.: Preview of the collections by the finalists of the 'Designer for Tomorrow 2016' award on 1 June 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Andreas Rentz/GettyImages for Peek & Cloppenburg and Fashion ID. (C) Peek & Cloppenburg and Fashion ID.

  • The Norwegian Edda Gimnes lives in London and studied at the London College of Fashion. Her clothes are illustrated like animated stories: "I love the idea of personalized clothing, drawn by hand or painted."
  • Marc Morris Mok (London College of Fashion) sculptures fabrics around the body. He is inspired by abstract art (especially Suprematism) and interested in creating new techniques in fashion. "People should draw with their mind, not their hands."
  • For Elisa Kley (Fashion Design at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany) "Fashion can be an abstraction of everything." Her collection is entitled 'Make A Space For My Body' and carries the ideas of traveling and freedom.
  • The most colorful collection is the one by Ancuta Sarca (lives in London, finished her fashion design studies in her home country Romania at the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca). Her motto is "Colorful, nineties, casual."
  • "Elements of European clothing combined with ethic silhouettes and lines," describes the German David Kälble his collection. Kälble studied at Düsseldorf's Academy of Fashion & Design (AMD).

The embedded DfT Facebook post (below) shows an album with images of the finalists of the 'Designer for Tomorrow 2016' award and the jury members Christiane Arp (VOGUE) and John Cloppenburg (Peek & Cloppenburg KG, Düsseldorf and Fashion ID).




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