Global Talents Initiative Winners Have Been Announced 10 Young Designers From 9 Countries Will Showcase Their Collections At Fashion Week In Moscow

Industry: Fashion

Moscow, Russia (PRUnderground) October 5th, 2019

Starting on October 15th and all through to October 19th, the youngest and brightest fashion talent hailing from Argentina, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK will come to Moscow for a fantastic week full of excitement, discovery, education and creativity, and leave their indelible trace in the pages of history of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

International jury had an especially hard time selecting the winners of Global Talents initiative this year, the search bringing only the best of the best to Moscow: CHAIN (Argentina), FEMME DE MARS (Belgium), LEAF XIA (China), svoboda ravenstvo bratstvo (France), LITICHEVSKAYA и SOJI SOLARIN (Germany), ALVARO MARS (Spain), MLTV CLOTHING (Sweden), AWS (AFTER WORK STUDIO) (Switzerland) and LINUS LEONARDSSON (UK). This time, an exceptionally varied and diverse showcase is awaited, highlighting the aesthetics, functionality and comfort of modern day sustainable and fresh fashion.

“This is the second season of Global Talents, the project that without much promotion gets hundreds of applications from across the globe: they keep arriving even after the expert jury announce their votes. In the first place, Moscow has become such a high-demand destination thanks to the young vibrant fashion scene that the Russian Fashion Council presents every season in different shapes – fashion weeks, Futurum Moscow and Futurum St. Petersburg, Pop-Up Shop and many more. Global Talents delivers original ideas from across the globe, affirming Moscow’s status as the capital of new fashion,” Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

“Global Talents is a unique chance for international designers to have the opportunity to expand their brand. I do think that the support to the new generation is fundamental because they are our future”, says Sara Sozziani Maino, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Italy, Head of Vogue Talents, International Brand Ambassador at Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

The panel of judges this time included a similarly international lineup:

  • Olga Mikhailovskaya, Head of Global Talents Program at Russian Fashion Council, Contributing Fashion Feature Editor at Vogue Russia, Founder of Telegram Front Fashion Channel, Founder of Front Fashion School, Russia;
  • Sara Sozziani Maino, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Italy, Head of Vogue Talents, International Brand Ambassador at Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Italy;
  • Lucien Pagès, Founder of Lucien Pagès Communication. Represents an assortment of established and upcoming Paris-based brands including of Sacai, Paco Rabanne, Jacquemus, Lemaire, J.W. Anderson, Ambush, Byredo among others, France;
  • Rose Langenbein, Styling Director, Mytheresa, Germany;
  • Jan-Michael Quammie, Fashion Curator, Stylist and Creative Director, worked with Highsnobiety, Material Magazine, Instyle Germany, Mytheresa, Net-a-Porter, etc., New York native, worked in Shanghai, based in Germany;
  • Eduardo Garcia, Founder of F*cking Young Magazine, Spain;
  • Kazuma Mori, Owner of Bunker Tokyo Store and Riverhead showroom at Harajuku District, Japan;
  • Yelena Pyatibratova, Сreative director at, Russia;
  • Harriet Verney, Editor LOVE magazine, UK

This year, Global Talents Program had innumerable applications from designers representing more than 40 countries. Picking just ten was a near-impossible task, with collections from Austria, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, China, Columbia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, South Africa and South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Republic of Ireland, UK , United Arab Emirates, United States of America all vying for a chance to showcase their freshest, youngest and brightest talent.

With Global Talents initiative entering its second year, produced by the Russian Fashion Council and Fashion Fund and becoming the only fashion week in the world that gathers multinational, multiracial, ethnically and culturally diverse young talent under its roof, with high hopes arising for this installment in what is rapidly becoming an institution in European fashion – a fashion week that is not only inclusive to young designers, but also welcomes foreign talent to give them a much-needed platform and launch their career to a new level, allowing a similarly international and diverse audience access to their latest creations.

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