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Trade fair: Neonyt

Fashion Talents

Four partners, three brands, two years. The second edition of the “German Sustain Concept” mentoring programme by the Fashion Council Germany, Neonyt, Bikini Berlin and will be starting in 2019 with the goal of supporting up-and-coming young fashion talents and their sustainable commitment. Applications are now being accepted. The closing date is 31 December 2018.

November 2018A sustainable, forward-looking mentoring programme for up-and-coming young fashion designers. That is the goal of the Fashion Council Germany (FCG) and its cooperation partners Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation by Messe Frankfurt, Bikini Berlin and with the “German Sustain Concept”. The competition is being held for the second time and is seeking to support fashion labels and young creative talents who are based in Germany and follow a sustainable company ethos. The aim of the mentoring programme is to support the three winners in successfully establishing themselves on the market in the long term while also strengthening Germany's position as a fashion location.

Benu Berlin and Philomena Zanetti made the cut at the first edition of the mentoring programme last year. Olaf Schmidt, Vice President of Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt, is all too aware of the importance of promoting new ideas and creative talents: “Together with the players in the industry, we want to change fashion. Fresh ideas and the progressive approaches of young designers are a firm part of this. We are therefore pleased to continue our fantastic collaboration with the Fashion Council Germany and look forward to continuing to help facilitate the mentoring programme.”

In January 2019, ten shortlisted finalists will present their brands and collections to a high-profile jury of experts. These representatives will then be asked to choose three winners. The prize is a 24-month coaching programme by the FCG, which includes several building blocks: workshops on the subjects of sourcing, distribution, marketing and business, as well as acting as an intermediary to establish contact to relevant market participants, will prepare the winners to successfully develop their concepts further. The practical side of the theory and a final presentation are also part of the mentoring programme. Applications may be submitted from now until 31 December 2018.

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Find out more here:
Press release: Messe Frankfurt supports the promotion of up-and-coming German designers

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