“Münchner Modepreis” – the Munich Fashion Award
Felix Richter wins the Münchner Modepreis 2018
(March 12, 2018) Felix Richter, Otilia Vlad, Laura Maria Pairan and Christina Marie Kiker are the winners of this year's Münchner Modepreis (“Munich Fashion Award”). On March 9th, Deputy Mayor Josef Schmid, head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development, presented the prizes after a spectacular fashion show involving all the nominees.
First place, endowed with EUR 10,000 in prize money, went to Felix Richter for his RETURN TO THE CLINIC collection.
The battle for second place caused quite a stir. Both Laura Maria Pairan with her STARA NOVA LJUBAV collection and Otilia Vlad with her FROZEN collection convinced the jury, with the result that the prize money for the second and third places was split between the two, both of whom shared second place. Both contestants thus received EUR 5,000.
In the run-up to the show, some 5,000 fashion enthusiasts cast their votes online for the audience award. This prize – together with EUR 2,000 in prize money – went to Christina Marie Kiker for her METANOIA collection.
On the day of the awards, a jury of independent experts spent several hours deliberating before finally deciding on the winners of first and second places.
Nominations had been given to nine graduates from the AMD (Academy of Fashion and Design), the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode/Designschule München (German School of Fashion/Munich Design School) and the Mediadesign Hochschule (MD.H University of Media Design earlier.
Awards for young fashion designers from Munich
The City of Munich will present the Münchner Modepreis once every two years. The candidates proposed for the competition will be selected from respected fashion schools in the Bavarian capital: the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode (German School of Fashion), the AMD (Academy of Fashion and Design) and the Mediadesign Hochschule München (University of Media De
Focus on industry and talent
Strong on education
Fashion is a long-standing tradition in Munich and accounts for a significant chunk of the design industry. The city is especially in demand as a strong venue for fashion education and training. Budding fashion designers can earn a broad spectrum of qualifications here at internationally renowned institutes such as the Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode, the AMD and the Mediadesign Hochschule München.
Young talents starting out in Munich need visibility, which in turn gives them the chance to make a name for themselves and build a career. The Münchner Modepreis is an award that focuses the spotlight on creative talent, professional qualifications and designer personalities. The prize money should also enable the winners to finance the next steps forward in their career.
The first prize wins EUR 10,000, the second EUR 7,000 and the third EUR 3,000. An audience award of EUR 2,000 is also presented.
Lecturers from the three Munich educational institutes named above determine the short list, selecting the three best graduates from the past two academic years. To participate in the competition, the selected applicants must submit a résumé, a two-page exposé (concept and product description with photographic and written documentation) and their graduation collection (five multi-piece outfits). → Details for participation (PDF, 111 KB) / document in German only.
Closing date for applications
Applications for the Münchner Modepreis 2018 are closes. The next closing date will be announced after this years' awards.
Jury and history
The winners are selected by an expert jury comprising representatives of big-name fashion companies, designers, fashion journalists and fashion experts.
The Münchner Modepreis was established in March 2015 pursuant to a resolution by the Munich City Council and will be awarded during the Munich Creative Business Week MCBW, an annual gathering of the international design industry. The competition is organized by the Department of Labor and Economic Development.
Educational institutes participating in the competition
Previous winners of the Munich Fashion Award ("Münchner Modepreis")
Go here for a list of of the prize winners.