Hundreds of designers have been campaigning since September for the Lookk 1Hundred Designers Competition. A panel of digital judges including designer Manish Arora, blogger Susie Bubble and our own EIC Samantha Lim whittled the masses down to 100 in November, and now that panel has selected its ultimate winner: CC KUO.
CC KUO wins the Main Prize worth over €10,000, which includes production sponsorship to create a capsule collection, brand consultancy with Plan 8, exposure to select retail stores, a 3-month subscription to EDITD.com and more. CC elates, “I am thrilled to have won. I know this opportunity will enable me to continue doing the thing I love most – creating beautiful garments.”
Though CC KUO got the gold, six other designers also receive career-moving prizes: Carmen Chen Wu (Best Womenswear Designer), BREAKS (Best Menswear Designer), Mark Goldenberg (Best Graduate 2011), and Mrs Herskin (Best Brand Identity). Kristofer Kongshaug has been chosen by the Digital Panel to receive the Digital Panel Award, and the public voted for MEGLA.M to receive the Public Choice Prize, after gaining the most supporters on LOOKK.
Starting Friday 3/23 you can buy CC KUO, along with Best Menswear Designer winner BREAKS in the Lookk.com pop up shop.
Congrats to all! Now check out the winners’ wares.
“CC KUO’s collection was the most focused, and had the most potential. You can see it on the rails already. There’s also something quite charming about her use of prints and shapes.” – Susie Lau, Style Bubble Main Prize CC KUO