Ecco Domani is giving emerging designers a boost through its Ecco Domani Fashion foundation. For five years the Italian wine company has helped up and coming designers through the work of its foundation.
This year’s winners include Hanuk’s designer Hanuk Kim; Rodarte’s founders, Kate and Laura Mulleavy; Brian Reyes; Vena Cava’s team, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, VPL’s Victoria Bartlett, Rag and Bone’s trio of Marcus Wainwright, Nathan Bogle and David Neville. Winner’s will receive $25,000 in the form of a grant to help them with a show at fashion week New york.
Speaking with Women’s Wear Daily, Jennifer Thomason, Ecco Domani’s marketing manager said, “Through the Fashion Foundation, we can support new designers who often don’t have another way to find the money to put up a show during fashion week.”
Previous winners include, Zac Posen, Doo.RI, Richard Chi and a several others. Ecco Domani will toast the winners at Barneys New York on February 2.