Mittelmoda – The Fashion Award

The contest for emerging designers that brings outfits from schools and fashion institutes from all over the world onto the catwalk

Mittelmoda is the well-known international fashion competition, reserved for stylists and Fashion Design students from art and design universities from all over the world.

The finalists, evaluated by a jury of companies and professionals, will have the opportunity to parade on the Mittelmoda catwalk with their own capsule collection, entering the world of fashion as protagonists.

Camilla Mannini, student of the three-year Fashion Design course, won the “Bags and Shoes Award” at the 28th edition of Mittelmoda, on the occasion of Micam, the main world footwear fair.

The “Under the same sky” collection is born from the designer’s passion for the world of stars, the zodiac and the cosmos, combined with a love for art, drawing inspiration from the painting of “The Vault of Heaven” in the Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola. The collection is enriched with bags and footwear that fully respect the contemporary soul and minimal aesthetics of the styles of the clothes.

Giulia Ferruzza, student of the three-year Fashion Design course, was proclaimed the winner of the 27th edition of Mittelmoda, during Micam, the main world footwear fair.

The special Lectra “Pattern Maker” award, designed to enhance the professional growth of young pattern makers, was assigned by a jury chaired by Matteo Marzotto, with the support of Carlo Barbieri of Twinset, Maurizio Cazzin of the maison Giorgio Armani and Jacqueline Liger Schulz of Lectra.

Giulia presented the collection My Beauty is Mine” which emphasizes deformities, imperfections and aesthetic differences by dressing them with garments with minimal style.The collection focuses on careful research into materials and pays attention to the circular economy with the reuse of unused fabrics and leathers coming from warehouses and artisan companies.

Among the finalists of the competition is the Modartech student of the three-year Fashion Design course Alma Rinaldelli with his collection “The Land of All”.

The social commitment and attention to humanitarian and ecological issues are reflected in the garments of the collection. The creative proposals bring to light the tragedy of migrants on the Mediterranean Sea routes. Urban style clothing is made up of revisited ethnic shapes inspired by the Middle East, Africa and South America, raw materials and key elements such as life jackets and thermal sheets.

The meticulous choice of fabrics is the flagship of the proposal: natural fabrics such as linen and cotton are mixed with more technical fabrics like nylon, waxed and coated canvases in a constant play of contrasts between shapes and fabrics.

Among over 400 applications received from specialization schools all over the world, Modartech student Francesca Guidozzi, of the Fashion Design Course, entered the shortlist of 23 young designers finalists of the competition.

The aspiring fashion designers were selected by an international jury chaired by Matteo Marzotto and made up of experts and representatives of important companies in the fashion system.

The student Daria Locchi, enrolled in the third year of the post-diploma Fashion Design course, was awarded the Lectra Special Prize for the most innovative total look offered by the French multinational, one of the major technological partners of the most important international fashion and fashion companies, and one of the main sponsors of the demonstration.

What convinces is the women’s collection designed for modern “urban riders” and made with hi-tech fabrics and workmanship with highly crafted interventions, which drew inspiration from the 70 years of Vespa, Piaggio’s two-wheeler.

Among the 26 finalists of the competition is the Modartech student Pamela Baldini, who developed her collection Juliet Morris Couture”, in the scope of the course Fashion Design Job Master.

The young designer reached the final with a Haute Couture collection project inspired by the heroines of art and literature, icons of timeless femininity, in balance between the culture of the past and the avant-garde in the womenswear section.

Pamela’s precious dresses were further enhanced by the creations of Violavinca, a footwear brand that combines the skills and artisanal values ​​of a Tuscan company with decades of experience in the creation of women’s shoes of luxury.