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IAF announces International Designer Award
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Oct '08
The annual IAF International Designer Award took place in the Gouvernement in Maastricht, The Netherlands. This historical government building is where the EU Treaty of Maastricht was signed in 1991. The location was perfectly suited to the international group of delegates – prominent decision makers in the international apparel industry – who will be attending the 24th IAF World Apparel Convention on October 30th and 31st in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Maastricht.

Three categories were judged by an international panel of judges. The garments in the category Most Commercial Design were reversible, meaning that the three entered garments became six wearable creations. Judges mostly appreciated the blend of traditional design incorporated in modern western silhouettes. In other words, anywhere in the world a woman would wear such a garment.

The award for Most Commercial Design goes to Rahul Mishra (India). When judging the category Best Way of Working with the Fabric, the judges were pleased with the use of colors and texture and the manner in which these were neatly combined. The winner in this category, Frans Baviera (Spain), used the the lining of the garment as storage for modern techno equipment – such as an iPod and mobile phone – and even lipstick can be stored.

It was particularly evident that this was done without spoiling the shape of the garment. In the category Most Creative Design, the judges particularly focused on the garments being different and yet practical, the keyword in this case being innovation. In this category, all three disciplines (creativeness, commerciality and fabric use) came together.

The award for Most Creative Design this year goes to Catta Donkersloot (The Netherlands). The international panel of judges includes Angela Rumsey, Senior Editor of Business Resources at WGSN, Meher Castelino, fashion consultant and pioneer of fashion journalism in India, and author of two fashion books and Liesbeth in't Hout, Dean at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.

International Apparel Federation


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