An international jury assigned the first prize in the ready-to-wear category to Italian designer Nicola Brognano and his brand Brognano for his ability to “interpret the spirit of the times with colors and layerings.”
A graduate from Milan’s Istituto Marangoni with past work experiences as part of the teams at Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, Brognano will be given the chance to present his collection at Milan’s Fashion Week in September 2017.
Runner-up designer Narguess Hatami was also praised for her line Miahatami and her “sense of color and her decision to infuse her collection with several details of Persian culture,” while Pugnetti Parma scooped the prize in the accessories category for the artisanal excellence showcased in the collection designed by Filippo Pugnetti.
Partner in the contest Yoox.com awarded with a special mention both Brognano and Pugnetti Parma, in addition to fellow designer Daniele Giorgio, founder and creative director of the Parden’s brand. The three winners will showcase their creations at “The Next Talents 2017” event, held during Milan Fashion Week in February, and will have the opportunity to display a selection of their collections on Yoox.com, with a visibility that covers more than 100 countries worldwide.
This year, AltaRoma also unveiled new partnerships with international sales platform Tomorrow and the French trade fair Premiere Classe.
Brognano scooped the “Tomorrow Prize,” winning a cash prize in addition to the opportunity of presenting his collection at Tomorrow’s Paris-based showroom in the upcoming Paris Fashion Week. In the same days, Pugnetti Parma will showcase its collection at Premiere Classe Tuileries thanks to a special prize and a free stand at the trade fair.