MILAN — From bizarre sack-like jeans to ethereal tiered skirts, Enkamania, the global young designer competition held here on Wednesday, illustrated both poles of the fashion spectrum.
Two years of scouting and hundreds of designers later, the five finalists, Icarius, Ichiro Seta, Bless, Zac Posen and Rohka, had the opportunity to show their respective collections to a first-string audience, including judges Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia,Peter Lindbergh, Donna Karan, Philip Treacy, Milla Jovovich, Joyce Ma of Joyce Hong Kong and Rosi Biffi of Biffi Milan.
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"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)