Here it is what relevant professional people and media of the fashion industry think about Mittelmoda. We appreciate a lot their personal ideas. We collect their quotes strictly in non-alfabetical or by importance order.
I have always recognised Mittelmoda’s high values, worth and history, long before being nominated President in August 2008. I consider Mittelmoda a real brand, very active in keeping the contacts with the fashion design schools all over the world, with constant dialogue, rich in innovation and in fashion sensibilities. I will support it with energy. The professional expertise of Mittelmoda team has bridged over the years the Fashion Award into a not-to-be-missed event for any experts in fashion scouting; an event that aimed to reach the great international level we now recognize, even more extraordinary since inserted in the small reality of Gorizia, part of the bigger regional context of Friuli Venezia Giulia, which has been able to translate with coherence the high values of the tradition into a contemporary key.
Matteo Marzotto_President MIL
Everyone has this dream to become a fashion designer...A proof of this is Mittelmoda`s great success... A showcase for the true heirs of today`s fashion designers. Vogue Italia
It seems that Mittelmoda is the only international event within the arts which brings people from all around the globe together, in a spirit of true and lasting friendship.
Norma Starzakowna, Director of Research, University of the Arts_London
Fashion needs creativity, enthusiasm and a strong passion; Mittelmoda is a great hint, is a source of new trends and ideas, making possible a positive and useful exchange between fashion companies and the academic world. Patrizia Bambi_Creative Dir. Patrizia Pepe
Mittelmoda is a very interesting and well organised competition that gives the fashion industry a chance to meet fashion students from all over the world, see their works -from sketches to ready made garments- and hear them talk about their proposals. Students can show their talent; and having visibility is very important at the beginning of a career. Margareta van den Bosch _Design Director Hennes&Mauritz
Mittelmoda has chosen to deal with the future of young designers, and for this reason it must be encouraged and supported. Santo Versace
Mittelmoda is a way to represent and develop the future designers’ abilities in this important, fundamental and new moment of the made-in-Italy. It has to be encouraged with no hesitation as it is vital for the future fashion business. Carlo D’Amario_Managing Director Vivienne Westwood
Each season I look forward to discovering a new crop of young designers at Mittelmoda and enjoying a positive exchange with my fellow jury members. This season, one of the entries, Carla Bergs ended up doing an internship with me for a short time. Our paths would have never crossed had it not been for Mittelmoda. Diane Pernet_Freelance Fashion Journalist
Aspiring designers at Mittlemoda are given the opportunity to create valuable partnerships with major fashion brands while exposing their vision to industry leaders. Robb Young_Fashion Journalist & Buying Consultant
Mittelmoda’s aim of developing its role as a vital link between young talent and the fashion industry securing the support of the design schools around the world is impressive.
And the commitment to young designers over many years is brave and unique, and gives this project such credibility. Stephen Higginson_International Textile
"In Italy we should invest more in the important relationship that links up economy, culture and youth vocational training: we must deal with the latter if we want to maintain Italy`s leadership in fashion and in the textile and clothing sector. Mittelmoda has chosen to deal with the future of young designers, and for this reason it must be encouraged and supported."
"These days young designers are convinced that in other to impress they have to keep inventing new things. On the contrary, they should comprehend that the main goal of a designer is that of creating something that a company can understand / appreciate and therefore realize. We have decided to award the saleability of ideas rather than inventions"
"I think Mittelmoda is a very interesting and well organized competition and event that gives you a chance to meet fashion students from all over the world: to see their work from sketch to ready made garments, and meet them and hear them talk about their work and ideas. It is also a great chance for them to show their talents and to be seen, which is very important in the beginning of your career.
"Each season I look forward to discovering a new crop of young designers at Mittelmoda and enjoying a positive exchange with my fellow jury members. This season, one of the entries, Carla Bergs ended up doing an internship with me for a short time. Our paths would have never crossed had it not been for Mittelmoda. "
"Mittelmoda`s intentions appear both sincere and very timely. Quality of ideas, real applications and craftsmanship are often not stressed enough. Creativity must be harnessed in fashion and applied through practical experience. Aspiring designers at Mittlemoda are given the opportunity to create valuable partnerships with major fashion brands while exposing their vision to industry leaders."