The ISKO I-SKOOL™ Grand Finale, held on July 3, 2019 in Berlin celebrated young denim talent. Promoted by ISKO™, leading denim ingredient brand, and carried out with the help of its research division Creative Room™, ISKO I-SKOOL™ - the design denim competition announced its winners with a unique tribute to the Creative Theme.
Launched in January 2019 at the international trade show Premium Exhibition in Berlin, the project’s Creative Theme “New Denim Codes” challenged the designers’ creativity to explore a novel perception of the body, developing the right fit for any shape or form.
A first in the history of the program, this edition was attended by Denim Design Professionals in the early stages of their careers, in addition to students in their final year of a Fashion Design BA or MA. Designers were asked to focus on the body as inspiration, along with a market and target consumer analysis. They then worked on their own vision of the future of fit. They had to go beyond the creation of a single outfit, designing a complete Capsule Collection by selecting some of the most advanced ISKO™ denim fabrics and patented technologies.
The diversity of these emerging New Denim Codes, the variety of body types and the different facets of our society were echoed in many aspects of the evening’s concept and performances, through a mix of elements and materials.
The decision was based on several criteria, such as the impact of the finalists’ vision and storytelling and the actual marketability of the garments, created with the help of Creative Room™. Responsible Innovation™ was an integral part of the designers’ projects as they tapped into ISKO™ premium fabrics, all of which are created implementing responsibility throughout every step of the production process. Part of these innovative fabrics is a special denim selection which led ISKO to be the first mill in the world to have achieved Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certifications.