And the 11th PV Awards prizes for 2019 go to…

For 11 years, this exciting event awaited by fashion industry professionals singles out the most inventive and innovative creations from weavers and tanners exhibiting at Première Vision Fabrics and Première Vision Leather.

To select the products to be awarded, influential personalities from the international fashion scene responded to Première Vision’s invitation.

An exceptional jury which welcomed a special President coming from another realm: the talented Dutch artist Bart Hess who explores many artistic fields such as photography, video, animation, visual arts and fashion, and uses everyday materials, as well as new textures and materials in a highly innovative way to conjure up new worlds. He is now internationally renowned, having collaborated with, for example, Lady Gaga, the Palais de Tokyo, Iris Van Herpen, Nick Knight, Lucy Mc Rae and Walter Van Beinrendonck.

The Jury of the 11th PV Awards:

Bart Hess, Artist and designer (The Netherlands)

Jacopo Etro, Head of the Home and Textiles division, Etro (Italy)

Fabrizio Lupi, Head of fabrics development and sourcing, Acne Studios (Sweden)

Isaac Reina, Designer, Isaac Reina (France)

Ester Manas, Designer, Ester Manas (France)

Andreas Röhrich, Director of Product Development & Innovation, Wolford AG (Austria)

Sergio Hernandez de Andrade, Leather Goods Designer, Montblanc (Germany)

Christoph Rumpf, Première Vision Grand Prix du Jury at the 2019 International Festival of Fashion in Hyères (Austria)

Didier Vervaeren, Journalist and Teacher at La Cambre (Belgium)

Claude Vuillermet, Polyphème (France)

Pascaline Wilhelm, Fashion Director, Première Vision

The 2019 winners

4 core areas deliver to visitors a complete picture of what responsible innovation and Smart Creation represent today:

The 4 prizes for Première Vision Fabrics:

• The PV Fabrics Grand Jury Prize 2019 goes to Luigi Colombo (Italy)
For the most outstanding, symbolic and pertinent fabric of the season.

• The PV Fabrics Handle Prize 2019 goes to Lyria (Italy)
For the fabric allying the most astonishing tactile and behavioural qualities,the fabric that touches the emotions.

• The PV Fabrics Imagination Prize 2019 goes to Jakob Schlaepfer (Switzerland)
For the boldest, most original, most amazing fabric in terms of decoration, technique, finishing, innovation or technology

• The PV Fabrics Fashion Smart Creation Prize 2019 goes to Bonotto (Italy)
For the most creative responsible fabric and leather

To learn more about the winning fabrics, read our article on the Première Vision Marketplace here

The 4 prizes for Première Vision Leather:

• The PV Leather Grand Jury Prize 2019 goes to Atko planning (Korea)
For the most exceptional, symbolic and pertinent leather of the season

• The PV Leather Handle Prize 2019 goes to Marmara Deri (Turkey)
For the leather combining the most amazing tactile and behavioural qualities, the leather that touches the emotions.

• The PV Leather Imagination Prize 2019 goes to FC Creacio / Innovacio (Spain)
For the most daring, original and amazing leather in terms of decoration, technique, finishing, innovation or technology.

• The PV Leather Fashion Smart Creation Prize 2019 goes to Kotai Tannery (Taiwan, China)
For the most creative responsible fabric and leather.