British designer Lee Wood, founder of women’s wear label L72, is the winner of this year’s edition of “Who Is on Next?,” the talent search contest organized by AltaRoma in collaboration with Vogue Italia.
According to AltaRoma, the jury chose Wood for “the maturity he showed in presenting the collection and his reinterpretation of the iconic Fifties’ silhouette in a modern and sporty key.”
Wood also won the Fashion Valley prize, which provides the opportunity to team up with the Prato textile district to develop a capsule collection that will be unveiled at January’s edition of AltaRoma.
Giannico’s Nicolò Beretta and Carol Oyekunle of Lolita Lorenzo scooped the award for the best footwear and bag collections, respectively.
Italian e-tailer Yoox.com will give all the winners the chance to create and sell a special piece on its Web site.