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Julia Gross-Müller wins the Innovative Apparel Public Award

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Frankfurt, Germany – Julia Gross-Müller of Hochschule Trier won the first prize of the Innovative Apparel Public Award. Entitled ‘World Folklore’, her model was chosen as the visitors’ favorite at the Innovative Apparel Show during Techtextil and Texprocess 2017. The second prize went to Portugal, to Mariana Almeida of ESAD College of Art and Design. The winner of the third prize was Eleonara Beni of Accademia Italiana in Florence.

Julia Gross-Müller (left) won the 1st Prize of the Innovative Apparel Public Award with her ‘World Folklore’ model (middle).


Innovative Apparel Show a magnet for visitors during Techtextil and Texprocess 2017

The award-winning projects were chosen by the visitors of the two leading international trade fairs who, during the first three days, had the chance to vote for the models they liked the best using an app or at the catwalk. The winners were presented with cash prizes totaling € 3,000.

‘Momentum 1’ was the name of the model by Mariana Almeida from Portugal, which received two awards.


The Innovative Apparel Show during Techtextil and Texprocess presents new garment textiles and innovative processing technologies in the form of a fashion show. With live shows twice a day, visitors had the chance to see visionary fashion designs, made of technical textiles and produced using modern processing technologies, by students of four international design universities. This year, the universities were Esmod from Paris, ESAD College of Art and Design from Portugal, Accademia Italiana, Florence, and Hochschule Trier.

The TextilWirtschaft media brand supported the awards ceremony with a special award, the TextilWirtschaft Public Award. In this case, visitors were asked to vote via Facebook for their favorite from eight models pre-selected by a jury. The winner of this award was also Mariana Almeida.

Source: Messe Frankfurt

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