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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2007-08
Protégé Project: Launched in early 2007 by AWI, the Protégé Project appointed Versace, Lagerfeld, Costa, Smith and Sozzani to select and introduce an up and coming protégé of their choice. The challenge presented to the protégés was to create a collection of garments with Australian Merino wool. 2007/2008 44 ANNUAL AWI 07/08 The collections, all created with Australian Merino wool as the primary fibre, were the result of the Protégé Project – an idea that saw fashion industry icons Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Franca Sozzani (Editor, Vogue Italia) identify and mentor five promising, talented protégés over the last few months. To cement Australian Merino wool’s position on the lucrative international fashion stage, the five protégés showcased their collections at an exclusive Gala evening held during the Pitti Immagine Uomo exhibition at the Palazzo Corsini, Florence. The event offered a unique opportunity to see how one of Australia’s leading exports is used by the international fashion elite to get to its final destination. Launched in early 2007 by AWI, the Protégé Project appointed Versace, Lagerfeld, Costa, Smith and Sozzani to select and introduce an up and coming protégé of their choice. The challenge presented to the protégés was to create a collection of garments with Australian Merino wool. After months of hard work and dedication, by both the designers and their protégés, the collections presented were highly commended by all attendees. The purpose of the Project Protégé was to not only showcase some of the most beautiful and luxurious Merino yarns and fabrics that Australia produces, but to also pave the way for and support young talent – a passion greatly shared by those who have put fleece or fashion at the heart of their lives and who understand the importance of ensuring a future for Merino wool in the fashion world. The Protégé Project generated significant positive PR for Australian Merino wool. More information: www.future.wool.com
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