13 June 2023

The Franca Sozzani Award for Best Collection went to Claudia Sala with "090623"

Emotion, excitement, effort, talent and fashion  a lot of fashion. Fashioners of the World, the annual IED Barcelona fashion show, has once again closed the academic cycle of the 25 IED Barcelona Bachelor's Degree in Higher Artistic Education in Fashion Design and the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design students with a grand finale. After months of working intensely on their final collections, on 12 June they were able to present them to professionals and specialised press from the world of fasion, as well as family and friends. They did so in the emblematic La Paloma dance hall and with the collaboration of Studio1o, a company dedicated to seeking and promoting brands and independent creatives who strive to make a positive change in the world, opting to win one of the traditional awards of the parade.

As with every edition, an international jury assessed the proposals and awarded the traditional prizes. On this occasion, the panel of experts was composed by the Film Director Isabel Coixet; the Photographer Manuel Outumuro; the Illustrator Jordi Labanda; the Fashion Designer and IED Barcelona alumnus Luis de Javier; the Executive Editor of Vogue Talents, Elisa Pervinca; the Founder and Editor of 1Granary, Olya Kuryshchuck; and Youwie Roes, Creative Talent Manager at Eyes on Talent.

The winner of the Franca Sozzani Award for Best Collection was Claudia Sala with "090623", a proposal whose name refers to the completion date of her thesis and reflects on the passage of time from a modern and fresh perspective.

Paula Azategui obtained the Isabel Coixet Award for Best Fashion Film withNo land to call our own”. The filmmaker highlighted the risk of a work that addresses a dystopian future in which the world has been destroyed by climate change.

The film can be seen on the IED Barcelona YouTube channel, by clicking here.

The Manuel Outumuro Award for Best Shooting went to Ariadna Rahola with Lolita, a collection in memory of her grandmother, a charismatic and creative woman, expressed through five looks linked by two sports marked by family tradition: sailing and rugby.

Finally, Kimberly Felix Matos won the Jordi Labanda Award for Best Fashion Illustration withCommune, a women’s autumn/winter collection that makes reference to the parallelism of the environment and the life of insects vs. the world we live in, glorifying the day-to-day workings of society.

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Additionally, within the context of the show, Fashion Design students exhibited several proposals for jackets developed working side by side with Studio1o.

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