Fur Futures member wins Finland’s Designer of the Year Award

10 March of 2014 by

The Young Designer of the Year award is one of the oldest fashion awards in Finland. It was developed by Messukeskus (Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre) and funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation. At this year’s event, Mexican-born designer ErnestoHinojosa wowed the judges with his collection of extravagant evening dresses.
After recently graduated from the Fashion Design (BA) course at prestigious design school Instituto Marangoni in London Ernesto worked as an apprentice for Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou. Since then, he has been studying Business at the Centria University of Applied Sciences in Finland and he has worked hard on establishing his brand. He feels very
honoured to be receiving this award. Ernesto received a €5000 scholarship from the Finnish Fair Foundation, plus exhibitionspace at the Fashion Fair, which was held 11-13 October
at Messukeskus. His collection of evening gowns is also on display at the event’s fashion shows Fendi exhibition travels to Beijing
The ‘Fendi: Un Art Autre’ travelling exhibition arrived in Beijing last month. It focused on the roots of the Fendi label – its fur, and the creation and innovation in its craftsmanship.
The exhibition celebrated its past and present collections by showcasing its symbolic furs and bags, – highlighting that the brand is still well connected to its origins. This year, Fendi is celebrating 88 years since its foundation in 1925.

source:wearefur.com

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