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Iconique launches 'Excellence in Fashion Photography Awards'

Feb '07
Designed to bring the international spotlight onto the very best contemporary fashion photographers, the 'Excellence in Fashion Photography Awards' launch on the 12th February 2007. Both up and coming and established professional fashion photographers are invited to submit a fashion editorial, which encapsulates the theme 'Fête des Fleurs' (Party of Flowers).

Iconique founder and Editor-in-Chief, Joost van Gorsel says of the new awards 'Iconique has been a platform for new and emerging fashion talent since its launch and the awards will provide the opportunity to highlight some of the very best talent breaking new visual boundaries in the field of fashion photography'.

Co-founder of the awards, Melissa Sterry, CEO of Societás commented 'fashion photography is a fast evolving genre thanks to new technology platforms and the globalization of the industry.

The Iconique Societás Excellence in Fashion Photography Awards will enable exceptional fashion photographers the world over to show off their skills and get noticed. We aim to make the awards an annual event in the international fashion calendar to celebrate the work of the most influential and talented individuals working within this creative genre'.

The awards judging panel includes multi-award winning art director Marc Atlan, who is known for his work for clients including amongst others Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, James Perse and Marc Jacobs.

Also on the panel are top British hat couturier Louis Mariette, creator of the world's most expensive hat ever, valued at £1.5 million and made of platinum and diamonds, avant-garde fashion designer Arkadius and McCann-Erickson's Head of Global Brand Innovation, Justin Champney.

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