>> In the last year, Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra have both skyrocketed in the spotlight, and now they have a little extra pocket change for their sure-to-be-watched Fall 2010 presentations. Both designers, along with Ross Menuez of Salvor Projects and The Blonds, were awarded $25,000 apiece by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation for their Fall womenswear presentations, as was John Patrick Organic, awarded in the sustainable design category, and Irini Arakas of Prova in the accessories category.
For the first time, in addition to their own singular New York Fashion Week presentations, the winning designers will also partake in a group Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation runway show Feb. 15 at the Bryant Park Tents. All the show's comings and goings will be taped for a documentary about the winners, to be aired on the Lifetime Network in March.
The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation is toasting the new year with a fresh crop of winners. Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Ross Menuez of Salvor Projects, and Phillipe Rollano and David Trujillo of The Blonds swooped up the prizes in the women's category. The men's accolade went to Siki Im, and Irini Arakas of Prova got the award for accessories. Last but not least, John Patrick of Organic won the new sustainable design category. Each winner will receive $25,000 to go toward his/her Fall collection.The winners will show off their lusty designs in the first-ever Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation runway show — which will also feature a documentary about the foundation and the winners — at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 15. Congrats to all!
Salvor Projects, run by designer Ross Menuez, is taking his graphic prints to the street. Our network partner, See Pretty Things, recently hit up the Salvor Projects sample sale in New York where she snagged the Laser Etched French Calf Tote (pictured here) for quite a deal. The company turns out accessories, outerwear, and cotton basics in graphic prints that are understated though interesting. It's street wear for the cashmere and monochrome folk, the kind of clothing that fits right in with the other merchandise at New York's Odin and London's Dover Street Market. Manuez used to design prefabs and modern furniture so it's no wonder his clothing and accessories have an element of functionality and three-dimensional perspective.
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