Originally launched in May 2014, ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS was conceived in collaboration with Fiera di Vicenza President Matteo Marzotto and Stefan Siegel, Founder of NOT JUST A LABEL. The intention: to create an innovative fashion event pairing global independent design talent with Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers.
The second edition of Origin Passion and Beliefs brought together 100 emerging designers from all over the globe together with the experts of Italian manufacturing industry, international fashion institutions.
The 4th day event included a variety of lectures and talks and eventually the fair's closure was the Mittelmoda Fashion Award. The outstanding selection of designers featured familiar as well as new names.
Divided in several segments: Leather, Stone, Textile and Technology.
Furthermore OPB invited 20 institutions such as FASHIONCLASH, Fashion Forward Dubai, Belgrade Fashion Week Design Collective, Esmod Berlin, Worth Project, Doing Fashion and Maisons de Mode.
The 22nd edition of Mittelmoda Award took place under the roof of Fiera de Vicenza, within the international event Origin, Passion and Beliefs. 26 collections (both menswear and womenswear and complete with accessories) coming from all over the world where on the spotlight.
Among the finalists and winners where Flora Miranda, Sue Suh, Wieke Sinnige, Julia Eberhardt, and Rafael Kouto. Absolute Prize for the most experimental collection offered by Sistema Moda Italia & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) was awarded to Peter Movrin, Central St. Martins.
Absolute Prize for the most creative collection offered by Mittelmoda International Lab & Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) awarded to Katarina Wagster.
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