“Even before starting my studies I wanted to have my own label,” Natália says, delighted by her win. “And now, thanks to the LYCRA® brand and the support I will get from INVISTA, I will be able to achieve this dream.”
“This year’s entries showed more than ever the value of melding cultures and inspiration from different parts of the world,” said Bob Kirkwood, INVISTA Executive Vice President of Technology and Marketing. “Natália’s activewear designs particularly impressed us in this respect and we look forward to helping her develop her career.”
The judges of the LYCRA® Future Designer’s Award were looking for fresh ideas and creativity, combined with awareness of brand development and consumer targeting needs. Participants submitted designs that could be manufactured using fabrics with LYCRA® fiber along with mood boards and supporting documentation. INVISTA will now be supporting the young Brazilian design graduate as she develops her collection and own brand.
More than 2,000 participants from 50 countries took part in the prestigious event organized by WGSN, a trend and market intelligence advisor to leading apparel manufacturers and brands. The LYCRA® Future Designers 2015 shortlist included contenders from America, Asia and Europe.
Check out the LYCRA® Future Designers Facebook page and the LYCRA® Future Designers WGSN award category page for more information.
And find out more about the WSGN Global Fashion Awards.