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Green Carpet Talent Competition announces names of five 2019 finalists

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The Green Carpet Talent Competition has announced the names of the five finalists in this year’s competition, the biggest sustainable design contest in fashion.

From left to right: Anyango Mpinga; Livia Firth; Ercole Botto Poala; Christopher Bevans; Sara Maino; Benedetta Bruzziches; Piero Pazzi; Clare Press; Carlo Capasa; Linda Calugi; Flavia La Rocca; EdoardoIannuzzi- Photo: Courtesy of Eco-Age

The winners will eventually be revealed on September 22 in Milan, during a soirée in La Scala, and the winner awarded the Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, named after the late editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue.
The five finalists are Flavia la Rocca of Italy, who is noted for creating modular garments in regenerated materials; Anyango Mpinga who works in silk fur, created from waste yarns; ACBC by Edoardo Iannuzzi who designs shoes with biodegradable outsides; Twins Florence who specialize in certified recycled denim yarn; and Benedetta Bruzziches, who develops terrazzo-style handbags with production waste.

These emerged from an original group of 10 semi-finalists that included Dalpos, Gin Salemo, Kexuan Li, Michele Chiocciolini and Unravelau.
The jury included Camera della Moda president Carlo Capasa; Eco-Age’s creative director Livia Firth; Milano Unica’s president Ercole Botto Poala; YouTube’s head of new fashion and beauty Derek Blasberg; Sinead Burke, writer, activist and broadcaster; InStyle’s editor in chief Laura Brown and Sara Sozzani Maino, deputy director special projects Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents.
The contest is a key element in the Green Carpet Awards, which was founded by the Camera della Moda, Italian fashion’s governing body, and Eco-Age, and supported by Milano Unica, the Italian textiles and accessories salon, and is now in its third year.

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