Sunday, January 22, 2012
News: Uzuri Couture wins MAF Fashion Battle 2012
The fashion label Uzuri Couture by Audrey Ngo Mbog won MAF Fashion Battle (The Music And Fashion Battle) - Final Edition at Modefabriek yesterday. She receives 2,250 euros from Premsela (Dutch Institute for Design and Fashion) and a styling job at an editorial shoot assisting Angelique Hoorn Management.
The Music And Fashion Battle (MAFB) is a fashion battle specifically for students at regional training centres (in Dutch: ROCs) and other designers. Four battles, held in different districts of Amsterdam, highlight the work of these talented young designers.
A jury of experts assesses the competitors in each battle and picks a winner: the competitor with the greatest potential to develop into a professional designer. The jury includes NRC fashion editor Milou van Rossum, stylist Steven Dahlberg and Willa Stoutenbeek from Spice PR.
“Fashion academy designers are often given plenty of opportunities to present themselves,” says Richard Soesanna. But it is difficult for students at regional training centres to build up a profile – you don’t often see them at the major Dutch fashion events. Two and a half years ago, Richard Soesanna and his girlfriend Marian Duff came up with the idea of the fashion battle to offer a showcase to designers who have not yet reached the standard required to take part in major events. The participants include a number of true stars who, with the right help and guidance, will be able to make it far.
Well Audrey we wish you good luck! (more pictures of the event coming soon)!