REMIX, the international fashion and fur competition organized by The International Fur Federation (IFF) and supported by Vogue Talents and MiFur, was held in Milan last Thursday. Each year, REMIX gives up-and-coming design talent from across the globe an opportunity to showcase their innovative designs to a highly influential, international audience and to receive global exposure across a range of traditional and online media channels.
This year, the jury comprised of Sara Maino (senior editor of Vogue Italia & Vogue Talents) Veronica Etro (creative director of Etro Woman collections), Tamu McPherson (American blogger, author of All the Pretty Birds and street-style photographer), Leah Perez (head of the department of fashion at Shenkar) and Lory Yedid (partner at Value Search). They had, in total, over 36 garments from the 12 finalists to review.
We are delighted to say that Edda Gimnes, one of the winners of our 2015 BFTA design competition, scooped the Bronze award with her abstract pieces focused on bringing sketches to life. Her collection used a blend of mink furs in black and white. Edda has recently graduated in Womenswear from London College of Fashion.
Our congratulations also go to Natalia Eyres, who was runner-up in our competition and was also selected as a finalist for REMIX. It is exceptional for a country to supply two of the 12 finalists!
The REMIX Gold prize went to Daniel Kohavi, from Israel and the Silver prize went to Ali Koc from Turkey.
The winners of REMIX will feature in a Vogue Italia photo shoot with their garments, which will be used in an editorial expected at the end of March on the official Vogue Italia website. They will also receive best-in-class training working with some of the world’s leading fur and fashion designers, and a supply of pelts to allow for design experimentation and innovation.