IED Network

October 27, 2020

IED Alumni Francesco Murano and Jaime Alvarez winners of Who is On Next Italy and Spain

Francesco Murano, 23-year-old designer from the province of Salerno, who graduated in Fashion Design from IED Milano in June 2019, has just triumphed at Who is On Next?, a scouting project promoted by Altaroma and Vogue Italia dedicated to new fashion talents and now in its sixteenth edition.

By early 2020 he had the honour of seeing Beyoncé appear at Roc Nation’s pre-Grammys brunch with one of the dresses from her thesis collection. Six months earlier Francesco had won Milan Fashion Graduate 2019.

Francesco was awarded the Franca Sozzani prize (awarded by Altaroma and Vogue Italia, together with the other Italian fashion institutions, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Pitti Immagine), in which he will receive a cash prize and two orientation and support meetings with experts from the respective organisations. His collection will be featured in a photo shoot in the March issue of Vogue Italia. Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will also allow Francesco Murano to present his collection in the Milano Moda Donna calendar in September 2021.

Also Jaime Álvarez, former student of the Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Design at IED Madrid and creative director of MANS, has been awarded the highest prize in the Spanish edition, Who’s On Next 2020, always hosted by the prestigious magazine Vogue.

Thus, Jaime was awarded a prize of 100,000 euros, which will be used for his international projection. In addition to the registration at ACME, the Association of Spanish Fashion Creators.

The designer, during the presentation, defined his signature as “a combination of craftsmanship, avant-garde and new masculinity.” His garments reinvent the classic style and give it a modern aesthetic, paying special attention to all the details.

In the 9 editions of the awards, four IED Spain students have already won the award:

María Ke Fisherman (2014)
Moises Nieto (2016)
Carlota Barrera (2019)
Jaime Álvarez (2020)