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The third edition of the Global Denim Awards (GDA), made possible by e3 Cotton, will be held on October 26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. GDA, a platform for the future of denim design, sustainability, and craftsmanship, will present 11 pairs of fashion designers and denim mills that will present their co-created capsule collections during the award ceremony.
The 11 collections that result from the collaborations between selected mills and designers will be judged by a jury of international denim experts on the overall look, the innovative nature of the design, and the creative use of denim.
The designer of the winning collection will receive a €10,000 award, made possible by e3 Cotton, said an official statement. An additional award will go to the mill with the most innovative fabric.
The panel of jury that will judge the collections include denim and casual wear designer Amy Leverton, designer Sam Lambert and stylist Shaka Maidoh (founders of Art Comes First), designer and trend forecaster Kelly Harrington and global sales director of Scotch & Soda Alex Jaspers.
The designer – mill teams that will present their collections during the GDA are – Marina van Dieren and Christina Albrecht – Advance Denim, MariusPetrus – Atlantic Mills, EdithMarcel – Berto Industria Tessile, Outkastpeople (Emre Aktuna) – Calik Denim, Lavinia Mustapha – Candiani Denim, Anbasja Blanken – ITV Denim, Tess van Zalinge – Knitdigo, Lisa Konno and Karin Vlug – Prosperity Textile, Roosmarijn Koster – Arvind, Deniz Gür – Kipas Denim and Leandro Cano – Tejidos Royo.