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FCG and UGG® announce Milk of Lime as winner of RISING VOICES AWARD on Firesidechat

Fashion Council Germany and UGG® announce Milk of Lime as winner of the 20.000 EUR prize during the Berlin Fashion Week Opening & Fireside Chat at Borchardt

The winning duo as well as the two runners-up were announced by Christiane Arp, CEO of Fashion Council Germany, and Nicks Ericsson, Senior Director of Brand Purpose, Sustainability and DEI at UGG®, during Berlin Fashion Week Openings & Firesidechat at Restaurant Borchardt. All ten prototypes of the finalists will be exhibited during Berlin Fashion Week from September 5-7, 2022 at the Kulturforum in the Berlin Salon.

Fashion Council Germany and Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG® (a division of Deckers Brands [NYSE: DECK])proudly announced the winner of the Rising Voices Award and the recipient of the EUR 20,000 cash prize tonight during the Berlin Fashion Week Opening & Fireside Chat organized by Fashion Council Germany for Berlin Fashion Week at Restaurant Borchardt. Milk of Lime was founded earlier this year by newcomer designer duo Julia Ballardt and Nico Verhaegen. The two runners-up are Karen Jessen and Nicole Knüppels from the fashion brand Butterflies & Feathers.

Berlin's State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations, Michael Biel, opened the event and with it the official start of Berlin Fashion Week. Over 350 industry insiders were present, including André Maeder (KaDeWe Group), Anita Tillmann (Premium Group), Heike Makatsch (actress), Kerstin Schneider (Harper's Bazaar), Leyla Piedayesh (lala Berlin), Matthias Schweighöfer (actor) and many more...

An exhibition of the prototypes of the UGG® "Classic Mini" boots of all ten finalists will take place in the Berlin Salon at the Kulturforum, which opened on Sept. 5, 2022 and will be on view until Sept. 7, 2022. "Der Berliner Salon" shows a total of 30 German designers:innen and manufactories in a group exhibition and 24 other designers:innen and manufactories in an alumni installation, both curated by Christiane Arp, chairwoman of the Fashion Council Germany and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Germany.

The Fashion Council Germanys mission is to create more awareness for sustainable practices and to promote new emerging talents through initiatives and projects like the Rising Voices Award. This new project, initiated by the Fashion Council Germany in collaboration with UGG®, aims to support, motivate and promote the next generation of emerging German designers who are committed to a more sustainable future for the fashion industry and whose vision and DNA embody the bold, expressive nature of UGG®.

For more information about the project, the finalists and the jury, please click on the following link.

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