14 November 2019 saw the announcement of the winners of ‘Responsible Fashion Awards’ – the first competition organised by MSKPU (International School of Costume and Fashion Design) in partnership with LPP. The competition seeks to promote the idea of fashion design in the spirit of sustainable development.
The Responsible Fashion Awards competition was open to both professional designers with experience and proper education, as well as enthusiasts not professionally connected with the fashion and design industry. The organisers received over 100 inspiring applications.
The semi-finals conference was held on 14 November at the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and 10 distinguished participants were awarded diplomas. The winner in the Professional category — Marta Janikowska, and in the Passionate category — Wiktoria Frankowska, were given the opportunity to present one finished model of their respective collections during the official conference.
— It was not an easy task for us jury. The difficulty stemmed from the high level of all the competition application — regardless of the participants’ experience each work was ambitious, conscious and creative. We all consider the ideas for the whole collections truly inspiring. The quality of the competition applications only confirms how many talents are yet to be discovered in the Polish creative industry. – says Anna Miazga, Sustainable Development Expert, LPP.
Both winners will receive further materials to sew the whole collections in order to present them during the MSKPU Diploma Show in March 2020. All materials used in the competition are provided by LPP. The finalists received, among others, cash prizes, participation in a course on responsible and sustainable fashion and a one-year scholarship to study at the MSKPU.
Presentations of the semi-final models are available on the MSKPU’s fanpage. The pieces of the semi-finalists may be viewed by clicking on this link:
PASSIONATE CATEGORY WINNER’S PRESENTATION:
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY WINNER’S PRESENTATION:
LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 200 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.
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