The 10 Winning of the TOKYO NEW DESIGNERS FASHION GRAND PRIX
June 19 2018
The Fashion Business Human Resources Development Executive Committee, announced ten winners on the 14th of June; BALMUNG ,kaiki, Licht Bestreben, SHINYA KOZUKA, l’A.S, CHONO, SEVESKIG, Azuma., rikolekt and kotohayokozawa among nominated designers. The screening process focused on looking for creativity, originality and potential expansion and contribution in the Fashion Business company. The selected ten winning designers, also known as the "Creators Tokyo" they will receive various kinds of business support from the TOKYO NEW DESIGNERS FASHION GRAND PRIX for the following three years.
In addition, the Tokyo Governor Prize has been awarded to BALMUNG by Hachi who received the highest score by a panel of seven professionals in the industry such as the Fashion Designer, Atsuro Tayama. Further, SEVESKIG and SHINYA KOZUKA exhibits their collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
The Fashion Business will further provide overall business support. Sales Support such as; providing support for joint and private exhibitions / showrooms, Catwalk and instillations, oppurtunities for sales at department stores and online sales, sales to multi-brands stores, counseling support about export and distribution. Planning support collaboation with textile factories, PR support, Pressroom and providing a hub for the brand to work from. Providing various Seminars and counseling support about export and management factors.
This groundbreaking program called Creators Tokyo was started by the Fashion Business Human Resources Development Executive Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo Fashion Business and the Revitalization Council of Japan in order to give opportunities to expand the businesses range of professional young brands. Since its inception in 2011, The TOKYO NEW DESIGNERS FASHION GRAND PRIX Professional Category has supported Tokyo based emerging fashion designers; 10 brands in 2011, 11 brands in 2012, 10 brands in 2013, 10 brands in 2014, 10 brands in 2015, 11 brands in 2016 10 brands in 2017. 31 winning brands of 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be supported this year.