NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL), the world’s leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today’s pioneers in contemporary fashion, is proud to announce the 100 designers who have been selected to take part in ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS, organized in collaboration with Fiera di Vicenza (FdV), the leading organiser of trade shows and events within the jewellery sector.
Taking place between 8th-11th May, ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS is a brand new fair concept that will bring together 100 of the most ground-breaking independent designers, to meet and engage with 100 of Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers and suppliers, an exclusive selection of international press, and key figures within the fashion industry.
With over 15,000 emerging design talents at hand, NJAL are proud to present 100 of its most pioneering talents, hand selected to take part in ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS. These designers will travel from all over the world to meet at the event, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand. They represent 38 countries, coming from fashion hubs including Milan and New York, and emerging fashion destinations such as Beijing, São Paulo and Tokyo.
From Central Saint Martins to Parsons, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp to the Fashion Institute of Technology, and institutions as diverse as the Kyiv National University Of Technologies And Design and the Institute Of Fashion Design Basel, these 100 designers are from the 62 best fashion schools and institutions in the world.
They represent a vast range of pioneering approaches to contemporary fashion, and include previous winners of the Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival, The Mango Fashion Award, LVMH Prize finalists, and winners of the Designer For Tomorrow prize and the Danish Fashion Award.
Unlike other show concepts, NJAL ensured designers will see the entirety of costs related to travel, showcasing and hospitality covered – in virtue of NJAL’s core mission to support design talents without borders, financial burden or politics.
NJAL welcomes you to the event, where ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS will introduce a new wave of artistic innovation to the Veneto region, and plant seeds of inspiration for the future of the fashion industry.
From the 8th-11th May, ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS will open from 9.30am-6.30pm, hosted in a specially built 15,000sm pavilion in the city of Vicenza in the Veneto region in Northern Italy. The event will run parallel to the Vicenza Oro, one of the world’s most prominent jewellery shows, and the perfect accompaniment to this meeting of pioneering fashion minds.
Italy’s Veneto region is the heart of Italian manufacturing and production facilities, and the thousands of family-run manufacturers, artisans and fashion entrepreneurs based here boast over 700 years of experience.
On the last day, the trade event will be transformed into Europe’s largest temporary store: an unparalleled opportunity for the public to purchase the designs of the independent talents on show.
A platform for collaboration, networking opportunities, and the vital chance for young designers to gain exposure to big players in the fashion industry, ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS will nurture craftsmanship and independent design, and change the future landscape of fashion for the better.