Finding the Creative Director of the Future

The jury and finalists for the competition in partnership with Not Just a Label

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Polimoda has partnered up with Not Just a Label to award one full scholarship to study in the new master’s course in Creative Direction. And this amazing opportunity was not ignored; we received hundreds of applications from all over the world, and the level of talent was astounding. So in order to choose the one final winner, together we have gathered the help of esteemed industry insiders to make this difficult decision.

The members of the jury who will grant this prestigious scholarship are:

  • Philip Treacy OBE – Milliner
  • Kelly Cutrone – CEO and Founder, People’s Revolution
  • Manuela Brini – Creative Talents Manager, LVMH
  • Linda Loppa – Advisor for Strategy and Vision, Polimoda
  • Danilo Venturi – Director, Polimoda
  • Stefan Siegel – Founder, NJAL
The finalists

This jury will decide which one applicant will receive the opportunity to come to Florence and study in the master’s course for free, from the following shortlist of 10 finalists.

Boris Brésil - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Boris Brésil

New Caledonia, based in France

Christian Camehl - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Christian Camehl

Germany

Drew Kessler - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Drew Kessler

United States

Erika Stiglitz - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Erika Stiglitz

Uruguay

Kim Shui - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Kim Shui

United States

Laura Wass - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Laura Wass

United States

Martin Niklas Wieser - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Martin Niklas Wieser

France

Niccolo Montanari - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Niccolo Montanari

Italy, based in the UK

Little Shilpa - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Little Shilpa

India

Thomas Chu - Master in Creative Direction Competition finalist

Thomas Chu

United States

Congratulations to these ten talented individuals who are one step closer to coming to Polimoda, and good luck to the jury – your task won’t be easy!

Next steps

Stay tuned because the winner will be announced at the end of March.

Applications for this scholarship are now obviously closed, but there’s still time for students who wish to attend this innovative master’s course in Creative Direction to apply.

The course will begin in June, 2017.

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