MILAN — Turkish denim mill Isko, which manufactures for brands such as Guess and Diesel, will support and collaborate with emerging designer Tiziano Guardini on creating a sustainable denim collection, which will be unveiled during Milan Fashion Week in February.
Guardini was recently in the spotlight for scooping up the “Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best Emerging Designer” at the first Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia ceremony, hosted at the La Scala theater in Milan on Sept. 24.
Sara Sozzani Maino and Naomi Campbell bestowed the award to Tiziano Guardini at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards.
Named in honor of the late Vogue Italia editor in chief, the award is assigned to the winner of the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, which was launched in March by Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Eco-Age, founded by Livia Firth.
As part of the contest, emerging designers were invited to create a bespoke look celebrating Italian craftsmanship and sustainable innovation, as well as social and environmental values, and produced in Italy.
Crafted from organic silk and recycled nylon, Guardini’s winning dress featured hand-embroidered “sequins” created using upcycled seashells and discarded CDs collected in Italy.
“Sustainability has always been important to me,” said Guardini, defining the inaugural