Green Carpet Talent Competition announces names of five 2019 finalists

The Green Carpet Talent Competition has announced the names of the five finalists in this year’s competition, the biggest sustainable design contest in fashion.


From left to right: Anyango Mpinga; Livia Firth; Ercole Botto Poala; Christopher Bevans; Sara Maino; Benedetta Bruzziches; Piero Pazzi; Clare Press; Carlo Capasa; Linda Calugi; Flavia La Rocca; EdoardoIannuzzi- Photo: Courtesy of Eco-Age

 
The winners will eventually be revealed on September 22 in Milan, during a soirée in La Scala, and the winner awarded the Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, named after the late editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue.
 
The five finalists are Flavia la Rocca of Italy, who is noted for creating modular garments in regenerated materials; Anyango Mpinga who works in silk fur, created from waste yarns; ACBC by Edoardo Iannuzzi who designs shoes with biodegradable outsides; Twins Florence who specialize in certified recycled denim yarn; and Benedetta Bruzziches, who develops terrazzo-style handbags with production waste.
 
These emerged from an original group of 10 semi-finalists that included Dalpos, Gin Salemo, Kexuan Li, Michele Chiocciolini and Unravelau.
 
The jury included Camera della Moda president Carlo Capasa; Eco-Age’s creative director Livia Firth; Milano Unica’s president Ercole Botto Poala; YouTube’s head of new fashion and beauty Derek Blasberg; Sinead Burke, writer, activist and broadcaster; InStyle’s editor in chief Laura Brown and Sara Sozzani Maino, deputy director special projects Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents.
 
The contest is a key element in the Green Carpet Awards, which was founded by the Camera della Moda, Italian fashion’s governing body, and Eco-Age, and supported by Milano Unica, the Italian textiles and accessories salon, and is now in its third year.
 

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