Friday 18 November 2016

Two prestigious prizes were awarded by an independent international jury, featuring professionals and experts from the fashion industry:

Dan Dwir, Bachelor graduate with his collection Utopia, has been awarded the HEAD Bachelor’s Bongénie Prize with an envelope of 5,000 CHF. A theme treating of "Virility, a tension between a strong attitude and a weak body".

Vanessa Schindler, a Master graduate, received the HEAD Master’s Mercedes-Benz Prize, worth CHF 10,000, thanks to the results of a theoretical and practical research undertaken during the two years of Master's studies , named Urethane Pool.

An international jury
President of the jury:
Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Fashion Designer and Artistic Director at Lacoste.
The Talking Heads lecture with Felipe Oliveira Baptista will be held on November 17th 2016.

Members of the jury:

Jean-Marc Brunschwig, partner, Brunschwig Holding SA, owner of Bongénie Grieder
Isabelle Cerboneschi, editor in chief, Special Issues, Le Temps
José Lamali, artistic director, Etudes Studio, Paris
Valentina Maggi, director Design practice, Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés, Paris
Florence Tétier, editor in chief, Novembre Magazine, Paris
Julian Zigerli, fashion designer, Zurich

The designers

Fashion graduates in the show: 
Rafaela Almeida
Stéphanie Bircher
Justine  Chanal
Laura Cotonnet
Dan  Dwir
Cindy  Falconnet
Danae Fenger
Aurélia Joly
Cécile Krähenbühl
Ninon Lê van
Maïa Logossou
Humbert  Mathilde
Pamina Meyer
Julie Parenthoux
Laetitia  Pascalin
Eugenia Petersen
Bui Quynh
Alice Rabot
Chloé  Robilahy
Coline  Rossetti

Fashion Master graduates in the show: 
Jeremy Gaillard
Xénia Laffely
Julie-Vanille Montaurier
Vanessa Schindler
Outi Silvola

Artistic direction
Léa Peckre, Head of the Fashion Design Department at HEAD since 2015, will oversee the artistic direction of the DEFILE HEAD 2016. A leading figure for a new generation of experienced young designers, she has been managing her own Parisian brand since 2012, after proving her worth in the haute couture creation workshops of Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Isabel Marant, after graduating. In 2011, her collection entitled “Les cimetières sont des Champs de Fleurs” (Cemeteries are Fields of Flowers) earned her the Grand Jury Prize at the Hyeres Festival, presided over by Raf Simons, and in 2015 she won the First Collection Prize at the ANDAM – the National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts.

Our partners
Without them, DEFILE HEAD would certainly not be as prestigious. We extend our gratitude to Mercedes-Benz, our main sponsor, as well as to ChloéBongénieMACLe Bal des CréateursOribe - DG LuxuryLaviniaSkynightHotel N’vyBoleroNovembreLéman BleuOne FMEspace Hippomène.

Press release

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