For the first time, the end-of-career parade of our students was held in 080 Barcelona Fashion at the INEFC - National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (Montjuïc). Two days earlier, on June 28, the rest of the students had exhibited their collections at the Grand Fashion Show, also held in the famous Catalan catwalk.
Among the 59 projects submitted this year, a jury of industry experts met to make an assessment and selected the 20 most outstanding proposals. Creativity, innovation, vanguard, force of the concept, coherence of the collection, selection and processing of materials, matching color, commercial viability and proper execution of the garments were some of the jury criteria when making their selection.
Top 20 Talent Show gathered different personalities, professionals and companies in the field of fashion, specialized media journalists and teachers of the school, as well as relatives and friends of our young designers. The event was chaired by Mr. Claude Marchand, President of LCI Education, and Mrs. Sílvia Viudas, General Director of LCI Barcelona.
AWARDS FOR BEST COLLECTIONS
At the end of the fashion show, the School delivered the Awards for Best Collections of this promotion:
Mrs. Mercedes Freixas, LCI Barcelona Honorary President , presented the First Prize for the collection "Keep it Simple" by Jose Carayol, who won a scholarship for a Master at LCI Barcelona.
Mr. Claude Marchand, President of LCI Education , and Mrs. Sílvia Viudas, General Director of LCI Barcelona, were responsible for presenting the Second Prize, ex aequo, for the projects "Fiftypercent" by Mariona Puig and "Tout ira bien" by Berta Ferrer. Both received a scholarship to do postgraduate studies at the School.
Mrs. Núria Mora, Artistic Director of 080 Barcelona Fashion , gave the Third Prize to Gabriela Zambrano for her collection "Auriga". The student received a scholarship for a specialization course at LCI Barcelona.
Thanks to this event, the fashion industry could see the talent of the new generations that emerge from our School and the students had a unique platform to exhibit their work and also to demonstrate their creative skills.