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above: Morphology by Nikolay Bojilov was the International Winner of the 2010 Triumph Inspiration Award (TIA)
Triumph International, one of the world's largest underwear manufacturers, kicked off last Fall's London Fashion Week with a star studded catwalk show led by young designers, for the international final of the Triumph Inspiration Award 2010.
The event was hosted by Actor and Dancer Adam Garcia, and judged by the fashion industry’s crème de la crème – Supermodel, Helena Christensen; Photographer, Rankin; British Fashion Designer, Matthew Williamson; Actress and Singer Karen Mok; Chair of British Fashion Council Development Committee, Hilary Riva and Head of Global Brand Management Triumph, Suzanne McKenna.
The panel declared Nikolay Bojilov from Bulgaria the winner of this year’s global final of the Triumph Inspiration Award with the design “Morphology”, shown below:
Despite strong competition from 26 other countries and much deliberation by the judging panel, Nikolay Bojilov scooped the prize of €15,000 and the phenomenal opportunity to work alongside Triumph’s design team in Hong Kong to turn their winning showpiece into a commercial garment, to be sold as a limited edition piece in Triumph’s stores and selected outlets worldwide from summer 2011.
The 2nd place was awarded to Amaya Cárcamo from Spain with “Wood Sensation” who won €10,000:
The 3rd place winner Ludovico Loffreda from Italy with “Memory of Shape” who won € 5,000:
This was the third year that Triumph International, one of the world’s leading lingerie and shapewear brands, invited young students from world-renowned fashion schools to prove their creativity in an international design contest of the highest calibre.
By interpreting the design theme “Shape Sensation”, upcoming talent took centre stage with their multinational view of shapes and silhouettes. This year, for the first time, a one-piece design was allowed to be entered instead of only a two-piece bra and briefs, but the big goal remained the same: win over the jury with the inspiration and creativity of a unique showpiece.
Here are the other finalists, modeled by Helena Christensen, each of which took first place in their individual country competitions.
below left: Kao Tsai Hsuan - GEOMETRY - Shih Chien University Fashion Design Department
below right: Tovah Cottle - BODY ARCHITECTURE - MSIT
below left: Phan Thi Cam Tu - PREGNANCY -Architecture Univerity of HCMC
below right: Isolde Mayer - STONE COLD - Fashion Institute of Vienna
below left: Caroline du Chastel - CUBISTERY - Atelier Lannaux, Bruxelles
below right: Justin Singh - SANDS OF TIME - George Brown College
below left: Xu Yi -FEI(extraordinary)/FEI (fly) - Sichuan Fine Art Institute
below right: Dennis Lyngsø - MOTH METAMORPHOSIS - Teko
below left: Liisa Nieminen -90-60-90- Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki
below right: Sofie Insam - SHAPE EXPLOSION - Istituto Marangoni, Paris et Milan
below left: Manuel Marte - HUMAN ANIMAL SYMBIOSIS -ESMOD, Munich
below right: Eugenia Dimopoulou - FLESH -A.K.T.O., Greece
below left: Da Da Sze Man Tang - DIAMONDDRESS -FAST- ITCSS
below right: Yadvi Aggarwal - BACK TO THE BASICS -Pearl Academy of Fashion
below left: Suzanne Ferncombe - IF I WERE A BOY? -Limerick School of Art & Design, Ireland
below right: Karine Feldman - QUEEN ELIZABETH THE 1ST -‘Shenkar’ College of engineering and design, Israel
below left: Ayumi Kawase - A BRASSERIE IMAGING A FOREST -Bunka Fashion College
below right: Peet Dullaert - SENSIMOTION -ArtEZ
below left: Anette Boman - SENSATIONALLY SHAPED INFORMATION -ESMOD, Oslo
below right: Cristina Homen de Gouveia - BODY FRAME -Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
below left: Grace Eliana Sugiarto - PRESERVED BEAUTY -Raffles Design Institute, Singapore
below right: Elin Engström - IMAGOMANIA -The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
below left: Benjamin Blarer - HIT-OR-MISS -FHNW-HGK Basel Institute Fashion-Design
below right: Isabella Newell - CIRCUS FREAKS - Central Saint Martins:
Overall global TIA winner Bojilov not only won the prize of Euros 15,000 (with the 2nd and 3rd places winning Euros 10,000 and Euros 5,000 respectively) but also the opportunity to work alongside Triumph’s design team in Hong Kong to turn their winning showpiece into a commercial garment to be sold as a limited edition piece in Triumph’s stores and selected outlets worldwide from September 2011.
Triumph International is one of the world’s largest underwear manufacturers. The company enjoys a presence in over 120 countries with its core brands Triumph®, sloggi®, Valisère® and HOM®. Triumph employs more than 37,500 people; in 2008, the company achieved a turnover of CHF 2.37 billion.
images and info courtesy of Triumph International