Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
 

08 May. 2012

DESIGNER FOR TOMORROW: 2012 FINALISTS REVEALED

Marc Jacobs and the DfT finalists
Marc Jacobs and the DfT finalists
A jury and Marc Jacobs, who again serves as the Designer for Tomorrow award's patron for the second consecutive year, have selected five finalists from over 350 applicants for the young talent award “Designer for Tomorrow.” Ramil Makinano (Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design), Camilla Salgaard Nielsen (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design), Leandro Cano Luque (CEADE Leonardo), Siddhartha Anselm Meyer (Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee) and Laura Williams (University of Westminster) will present their collections at the award show this coming July during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Last week Marc Jacobs and the nominees met for the first time. Camilla Salgaard Nielsen presented her subtle cut, puristic black womenswear collection. Lush shapes dominated the looks by Leandro Cano Luque, who uses textile with flashy surface structures. The ideas of Ramil Makinano were full of contrast and neon. Laura Williams worked with accents of orange and loose-knit. The only top five designer to to show menswear was Anselm Meyer, who also featured strong colors in his line. 

After the collection viewing, Marc Jacobs commented, “Camilla, Laura, Leandro, Ramil and Siddhartha are very talented designers who stand apart from the other applicants. Their concepts are smooth and reflective of their own personalities while at the same time are widely accessible for many people. This balancing act is a big challenge for young designers.” Together with the jury, Jacobs will elect the “Designer for Tomorrow“ at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July. The winner will be awarded a one-year sponsorship program. 

The 2012 jury: Christiane Arp (Vogue), Karen Boros (Kunstsammlung Boros), John Cloppenburg (Unternehmensleitung Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf), Melissa Drier (Women's Wear Daily), Karen Heumann, Marcus Luft (Gala), Annette Weber (InStyle), Michael Werner (TextilWirtschaft).

The Collections of: Siddhartha Anselm Meyer, Camilla Salgaard Nielsen, Laura Williams, Leandro Cano Luque, Ramil Makinano
The Collections of: Siddhartha Anselm Meyer, Camilla Salgaard Nielsen, Laura Williams, Leandro Cano Luque, Ramil Makinano

Mona Schmadl

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