NEW YORK — The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation has revealed the seven designer labels in women’s wear, men’s wear, accessories and sustainable designs that will receive $25,000 grants this year.
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In women’s wear, they are Bibhu Mohapatra; The Lake & Stars, which is designed by Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker; M. Patmos, by Marcia Patmos, and Mandy Coon. In men’s wear, the honoree is Native Son, the brand designed by Kyle Fitzgibbons, and in accessories, Pamela Love. Study NY, designed by Tara St. James, will take home the honors for sustainable design.
“Ten years ago, Ecco Domani created this program to recognize those talented, emerging designers who were on the forefront of innovation in their industry,” Ecco Domani Wines marketing director Molly Davis said.
Each of the seven winners will receive the grant toward their runway show or presentations during New York Fashion Week next month. Ecco Domani Wines of Italy also will serve as a sponsor for their shows.
This year, the Italian firm received more than 165 applications for the awards. To fete the decade, Ecco Domani will be introducing the new honorees on Feb. 3 at an event themed “Decade of Design.”