Aspiring Fashion Designers

Please spread the word to your fellow aspiring fashion designers. This is a great opportunity and knowing how hard it can be to be successful in the fashion industry it never hurts to put yourself out there in these sort of competitions. Good luck!

                                                Designs from last year's winner, Nathalie Kriado.

            Peroni Nastro Azzuro Launches 2nd Annual Search for Emerging Designers

Emerging Designer Series seeks South Florida designers who capture best of Italian style.

Miami - Peroni Nastro Assurro, one of Italy's leading brands and the world's number-one premium Italian beer, along with The Fashion Group and FUNKSHION, is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Emerging Designer Series contest in South Florida. This is an unequaled opportunity to participate in a cutting edge, high-profile runway show which is attended by press, buyers, celebrities and fashion industry professionals, all at NO COST to the designer. 

Open to fashion, swimwear, and accessory designers who are 21 and older, US citizens and based in South Florida, the stylish competition helps identify and support up-and-coming local talent. "This is truly the chance of a lifetime for young designers interested in creating and launching their own collection," said Katya Bravo, Miami Import Brand Developer, Peroni Nastro Azzurro. "Peroni, The Fashion Group and FUNKSHION have come together to support and champion exceptional emerging talent and craftsmanship in the fashion world, with an emphasis on attention to detail and effortless elegance and style, hallmarks of iconic Italian brands today."

To apply, designers submit one design that best illustrates their view of Italian style; the competition begins on March 21 and submission deadline is by May 1, 2013. A panel of industry experts from Fashion Group International will select 10 finalists who will have the opportunity to showcase three looks in a group fashion show during the upcoming Swim Week in July 2013. One of those lucky designers will be announced as the winner of Peroni's 2nd Annual Emerging Designer Series and will be awarded a trip to New York Fashion Week as well as a complete runway production showcasing their full line at Swim Week 2014 in Miami.

Last year's winner Nathalie Kriado will be presenting her eponymous collection, Kriado as the finale of Italian Style Night during the upcoming Swim Week at FUNKSHION in July 2013.

Designers can apply online and learn more at FUNKSHION,

About Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Italians are known for their passion, effortless style and flair. Peroni Nastro Azzurro - Italy's No. 1 premium beer - is a crisp, refreshing lager with an unmistakable character that exudes Italian style. Globally enjoyed in style cities in six continents, the iconic Italian lager has won over tastemakers and trendsetters looking for a crisp, clean beer that complements their style. Launched in the United States in 2005, it is stylishly sipped across the nation, from New York to Miami, Chicago to LA, San Francisco to Seattle. The brand's partnerships with well-known Italian chefs, designers and exclusive fashion events reinforce the beer's stylish Italian heritage.  For more information, please visit


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