Alumna Is Semi-Finalist for Green Carpet Fashion Award

24 May 2018

Azar Rajabi, alumna of Domus Academy’s Master in Fashion Design (class of 2015), was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, an eco-fashion competition. Azar is a Canadian fashion designer whose artistic narrative is defined by her exploration of what it means to be human.

Drawing inspiration from emotions and their impact, she takes an aggressive conceptual approach that endeavors to translate emotion into fashion and wearable art. The collection she presented at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards is called “Judith & Charles.”

The competition, organized by the Italian fashion organization Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), challenges emerging designers worldwide to redefine sustainability in fashion, drawing on the Italian supply chain.

The five finalists in the competition, including the winner of the Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, will participate in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, a 12-month mentorship program by Value Retail.

Working with handpicked mentors from across Europe and China, the finalists will benefit from global expertise in fashion, retail, supply chain management, consumer insight, brand building, tourism, marketing, and distribution to help them reach their true creative and commercial potential. The designers will also have their collections featured at The Creative Spot, a platform dedicated to showcase new talents in Fidenza Village, just outside Milan. Furthermore, the winner will have the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February 2019, supported by CNMI.

The award ceremony will take place at Teatro alla Scala, Milan on September 23, 2018, during Milan Women’s Fashion Week.

Azar Rajabi is a rising talent in the world of fashion. Her collection Seeking Equilibrium was featured in Vogue Italia and chosen as a finalist at Milano Moda Graduate 2016. She interned in Milan and New York City in the luxury houses Damir Doma, Hogan, Casamadre, and Prabal Gurung.

Her most recent collaboration was with Nike and NikeLab, in which she designed a costume inspired by Nike’s new VaporMax shoes for the product’s worldwide campaign, earning accolades as an “innovator of tomorrow.” Her designs have been featured by Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, CNN, and The New York Times.

Best of luck to you, Azar!

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