NEWGEN Fall 2010 Exhibition Sponsorship Winners Announced

David Koma
David Koma

David Koma
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

Born in Georgia, David Koma moved to Saint Petersburg in 1996 where he studied at the St Petersburg State Academy of Arts and Industry for a BA Fashion Design.

He moved to London in 2003 where he entered the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, gaining both a BA (Hons) and MA Fashion Womenswear, going on to win both Best Womenswear Collection (2007) and Harrods Design Award (2009).

Graduating in March 2009 with a distinction in MA Fashion, his final collection inspired by the contrast of the female silhouette and contorted metal, delivers both strong and sculptured shapes yet retains a highly feminine and sexual form, combined with heavy embellishment of metal tubes and multi-coloured chains, revealed his signature style based on strong shapes and powerful sexuality.

Dominic Jones
Dominic Jones

Dominic Jones
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

Dominic Jones was born in Buckinghamshire, England. In 2003 Dominic moved to London to study BA Contemporary Jewellery Design at The Sir John Cass School of Art and Design. Alongside his studies, he collaborated on several projects with the hugely influential London art collective !WOWOW!

In 2008, with the help and funding of a good friend and now business partner Alice Dellal, Dominic set up his company Dominic Jones Jewellery. Trained as a fine jeweller, Dominic applies traditional techniques to current design principles.

Specialising in gold and precious stones he uses five times the average amount of gold than conventional hard gold plating, creating a higher quality finish to this process. His debut collection “Tooth & Nail” launched in March 2009, receiving fantastic critical acclaim and support from fashion insiders throughout London. Dominic counts Beyoncé, Vivienne Westwood, Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, Devon Aoki, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller as his ambassadors.

Fannie Schiavoni
Fannie Schiavoni

Fannie Schiavoni
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

Born in Sweden, Fannie Schiavoni moved to London when she was 18 to study tailoring. She later progressed to the BA Fashion Design Technology course at London College of Fashion and did a number of internships alongside her studies for designers such as Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon and Julien Macdonald.

Her background in tailoring created a passion for handcraft and attention to detail. This is reflected in her accessories pieces, which are hand crafted and constructed by Fannie in her London studio. Renowned for her original signature chain accessories, Fannie’s focus is on durable, hard wearing materials and distinctive designs. Her scandinavian background brings a love for anything clean and structural.

She works with muted colours to keep the focus on the shape and design of her pieces. After securing high-end stockists, such as Browns Focus, 127 and Kabiri while still studying at London College of Fashion, Fannie is now hoping for international success for the S/S 10 season.