NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is on for fashion's most talented up-and-coming designers as the Ecco Domani® Fashion Foundation enters its 13th season. Through the Foundation, aspiring fashion designers are eligible to win a $25,000 grant to showcase a collection on the ultimate runway: New York's Fall 2014 Fashion Week. This year, three winning designers will join the ranks of some of fashion's hottest names, including Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Rodarte, and more than 60 other designers whose careers have been jumpstarted by an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award win.
Interested designers can enter the contest beginning today through November 1, 2013 by submitting an application form, industry references and a brief video affirming their unique style and the reason they should be chosen as the next Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award recipient. More information can be found by visiting www.eccodomani.com, and winners will be announced by January 2014.
"Style is an important part of Ecco Domani's heritage, from its label design to its contemporary tasting wines," said Courtney O'Brien, Marketing Director for Ecco Domani Wines of Italy. "We believe that style is as much about grand gestures as it is about the little things that can make all the difference in the world, which is why we continue to celebrate designers who inspire us. We're always eager to discover new talent that will help shape the future."
Ecco Domani celebrates the stylish, contemporary side of Northern Italy where its vineyards are located. Embodying the idea that good taste is always en vogue, Ecco Domani wines are crafted to pair well with a variety of foods and add a special touch to the everyday. Ecco Domani started its Fashion Foundation to honor the fashion industry and its emerging designers whose creations add a sense of style to any occasion.
"As the list of former Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winners attests, the recipients of these prestigious awards have gone on to become not just rising stars, but stars of American fashion," said Marylou Luther, Editor of The International Fashion Syndicate and a judge for the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. "The words Ecco Domani (literally, here is tomorrow) are the perfect metaphor for what these awards represent to the American fashion industry: the future."
The selection committee includes: Marylou Luther (Editor of The International Fashion Syndicate); Alex Badia (Sittings Director of Women's Wear Daily); Jay Bell (Vice President/Direct Merchandise Manager for Men's Designer Collections and Men's Contemporary Sportswear at Barneys New York); Ken Downing (Senior Vice President/Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus); Ruth Finley (Publisher of The Fashion Calendar); Nicole Fischelis (Group Vice President/Fashion Director at Macy's); Julie Gilhart (Fashion Industry Consultant); Kim Hastreiter (Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Paper); Josh Peskowitz (Men's Fashion Director at Bloomingdale's); and Sally Singer (Digital Creative Director at Vogue).
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins 09:00:00 AM EDT 09/23/2013 and ends 05:00:00 PM EDT 11/1/2013. Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and at least 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. See Official Rules at www.eccodomani.com for details.
ABOUT ECCO DOMANI
Ecco Domani wines embody the stylish, contemporary side of Northern Italy. A perfect partner to a wide range of foods, Ecco Domani wines offer bright fruit flavors and a fresh, approachable style. These wines are a go-to choice for savvy hosts who want to celebrate the everyday. Beyond the wine glass, Ecco Domani supports up-and-coming designers through the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. To learn more about Ecco Domani Wines, visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/eccodomani.
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