Jury

CHARLOTTE FORTUNET

 

Degree from ISEM-ESMOD (International Fashion Design and Business School, Paris), and Diploma in Fashion Studies and Research from the University of Lyon Lumières. After four years as Sales Manager and then as Communications Manager at the Who’s Next and Première Class international tradeshows, she joined Fidancia in 2006 as Manager of the Tradeshows Department, whose main task is to assist brands in their international development.

HEIDI LAAS

 

Heidi Laas debut in the sector took place when she was 4 years old and worked as an advertising model. For most of her childhood she got to know the modelling profession by working on cinema and photography sets. Her father introduced her to trade­shows and showrooms where she became familiar with the secrets of the textile industry. Thanks to Marithé François Girbaud - Spain she worked on the various collections of the group for 8 years.

 

She will always feel grateful for what she learnt by watching and work­ing with the most experienced people, among them her father who taught her that all colours match and that it is just a matter of finding the right proportion. She had the opportunity to work with several inter­national brands in every branch of the textile industry, from the creation of a collection to its sale in stores. From that experience her conviction was born that a product is neither good nor bad and that everything depends on the packaging, the hanger, the model who wears it, the context, the showroom, etc.

 

Her last professional adventure is focused on the world of communication. She led for over 10 years her own press office Dialogue Fashion Development, SL located in Barcelona and specialized in positioning and advising international brands. Nowadays she heads the Marketing Department of Fidancia S.L., specialized in the outsourcing of management services accounts of textile companies.

PILAR PASAMONTES

 

 

BORN IN BARCELONA
LAW DEGREE
VICEPRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF MODAFAD
FASHION SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR AT IED BARCELONA
HISTORY OF FASHION, ACCESSORIES, STYLING AND ART DIRECTION TEACHER IN DEGREE AND MASTER’S COURSES AT IED
FASHION HISTORIAN
SPEAKER AND COLUMNIST ON TOPICS AROUND FASHION, DESIGN AND HISTORY
ACCESSORY DESIGNER
FASHION CONSULTANT

ANA PÉREZ

 

I was born in Madrid towards the beginning of April. Driven by my family and circumstances I have received an education in different cities and countries.

 

I finished my Public Relations and Protocol degree, but soon the jobs I was doing pointed me in the direction of fashion. I wanted to be a stylist but didn’t know where to start. While I was working at an event, Naty Abascal opened my eyes. I studied a master’s degree in fashion and started working as a styling assistant at fashion shows and in cosmetic companies driven by a need to learn and learn.

 

Living in Barcelona and driven by a desire to encompass all facets of my profession,  this city gave me the opportunity and since then I have worked at different producers doing TV commercials, fashion editorials, fashion shows, lookbooks…and in all the areas of this fantastic profession where I can contribute my abilities and my commitment.

ILDO DAMIANO

 

Ildo Damiano lives and works in Milan where he is People Contributor at Grazia Italy and contributor of Grazia International Editions. He was Editor at Large and Celebrities Editor at Vanity Fair Italy and GQ Fashion Director.  Editor for the most important Italian magazines, trendsetter and  stylist.

 

He was also the mentor in the episode of Project Runway Italia with Eva Herzigova on Fox Life channel. He is Scientific Director in Fashion Master’s Courses in Domus Academy in Milan.