Bold fur designs win top prize at Remix 2019
This month saw fashion week take place in the Italian city of Milan. As tradition holds, the occasion was also a chance to reveal winning fur styles from young designers at the REMIX international design competition.
This year, competitors were challenged to create three fur garments around the theme of responsibility. Dutch designer Berivan Cemal took home the coveted Gold Award with her bold and pop art-inspired designs using fox, Greenlandic Seal, and Swakara. Her prize? A one-week trip to Kopenhagen Fur Studio where she will receive 25 top quality Mink pelts to use in a new design.
“Being part of REMIX 2019 has been a very educational experience. The competition really pushed me to consider the use of fur from an ethical standpoint, which has taught me a lot about sustainability within the industry,” says Cemal.
She was chosen as the winner out of more than 100 applicants to the International Fur Federation-led competition, by a jury that included Deputy Director of Italian Vogue, Sara Sozzani Maino, fashion designer Astrid Andersen, and influencer Bryanboy.
“REMIX is an opportunity for the next generation of designers to experiment with, and at the same time pay attention to sustainability,” Sara Sozzani Maino says.