Lycra brand owner Invista has announced the 13semi-finalists for the ‘Lycra Future Designers Award’ a part of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony. The announcement was made at St Martins Lane, London (UK), at a reception co-hosted by singer and style innovator Kate Nash. This year, the winner will be announced at a star-studded, gala event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on October 30.
India’s Himani Harish has been shortlisted. Others in the list include: Alison Vincent, Eva Lai, Irina Lazova and Lucy Gardner from UK; Hanna Lucatelli from Brazil; Han Zhongshu, Chow Bohan and Shixuan Zhao, from China; Alejandra Perdomo and Daniela Larrea from Colombia; Silvia Silvia from Singapore; and Patty Clariza, from the United States.
The 5th edition of Lycra Future Designers will offer one outstanding student or graduate designer the chance to work with expert mentors at Invista and overall consultancy. The winner will also receive fabrics with Lycra fibre, a package to help with the development of a collection to help kick-start their careers.
“The WGSN Global Fashion Awards offers the perfect international platform for Invista, owner of the lycra brand, to celebrate young and upcoming design from across the globe with shortlisted candidates entering from countries such as UK, Colombia, Brazil, India, China, Singapore and the United States,” says Denise Sakuma, Invista Apparel Global Director of Brand and Communications. “We are so excited to be able to use this platform to launch new creative talents that will help lead and design the apparel industry.”