MADE, Peroni and Parsons teamed up to invest in future fashion promises, and created the Young Designer awards, MADE for Peroni. Recent graduate, Nolan Bellavance (26) won over 9 other candidates from the Parsons New School For Design a spot on MADE Fashion Week’s scheduled for February 2013.
The judging panel was composed by industry insiders such as designer Antonio Berardi, Italian photographer and director Francesco Carrozzini and Simon Collins, Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons.
The award includes mentoring on sales, media, design and help with the production process, in order to create a commercially viable business. In addition, there was a $25,000 prize to contribute towards producing Bellavance’s upcoming collection.
Bellavance’s winning concept for a Fall 2013 collection was a print and embossed leather theme. Nolan explained that his goal is to always design something wearable and empowering.