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Singapore – The string of awards that Raffles Designers have won goes across the globe. Adding on to the international conquest was an award from Italy named “First Edition GIULIACARLA CECCHI PRIZE International Competition”. Raffles Fashion Designers Liau Jia Hui won the Special Mention Award while Jessica Paola and Laurensia Salim won the Honourable Mention.
Organised by Pola Cecchi, daughter of GIULIACARLA CECCHI, this competition celebrated the 100th Anniversary of GIULIACARLA CECCHI’s birth, to commemorate the spirit, style, rigour and skill in transforming fabrics and innovating production techniques that distinguished the work of GIULIACARLA CECCHI. The theme of the competition was “the research, elaboration and transformation of one or more fabrics for the creation of a high fashion design”.
The prize was launched for young creators of women’s wear and designers whose innovative vision could conceive and produce style for contemporary women in the future. With this prize, Pola Cecchi honoured the creativity, avant-garde spirit and accomplished art of her mother. The award ceremony was held on 13 November 2014 at Florence, Italy.