Gilberto Calzolari winner of best emerging designer at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, also known as “the Oscars of sustainable fashion”, announced this year’s winners in a ceremony held last night in Milan. Milanese designer Gilberto Calzolari took home the evening’s ultimate prize, the Franca Sozzani Award for best emerging designer.

As exclusive partner to the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, The Bicester Village Shopping Collection® by Value Retail has a long history of spotlighting and supporting emerging talent with a view to creating a sustainable fashion industry.

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection Mentorship Programme is offered to the five finalists of the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition. This 12-month education programme gives the finalists the chance to work with a range of experts from Value Retail and its industry contacts from Europe and China.

The five finalists will attend The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia 2018 – dubbed ‘The Oscars of Fashion’ by the industry –  at La Scala on 23 September 2018, closing Milan Fashion Week. Last year attendees included Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Dakota Johnson, Anna Wintour and many more big names.

One of the finalists will be announced as the winner of the Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer of the Year Award on stage at La Scala and will be given the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February 2019, supported by the CNMI (the National Chamber for Italian Fashion).


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