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Ecco Domani celebrated 10 years of investing in some of fashion’s biggest names at a soiree introducing its new class of award-winners last week.

Ecco Domani celebrated 10 years of investing in some of fashion’s biggest names at a soiree introducing its new class of award-winners last week. “Ecco Domani means ‘here’s tomorrow,’ so we thought fashion design — which is all about innovation and what’s next — fit for us,” explained Senior Vice President and General Manager Roger Nabedian on why the wine brand annually contributes to upcoming designers.

» Roger Nabedian
Why did Ecco Domani start the Fashion Foundation?

We’re from Northern Italy, and Northern Italy is about a modern lifestyle, unique fashion and innovative food. We were trying to figure out a way to give back. Fashion and up-and-coming designers seemed to really fit what we wanted to do. It’s been great for our brand. It’s a very exciting group of people to be around.
Who’s your favorite designer?
You can’t ask me that!

» Previous winner
Prabal Gurung
On winner Bibhu Mohapatra
:
On a very personal note, his love and my love for Bollywood has cemented our friendship.

» 2011 winner Bibhu Mohapatra
What was your reaction when you won?

I felt as if I was on the top of the world. It made me feel super confident about my work. This award is given to my product and I’m really proud of that.
Who’s your favorite designer of all time?
Alexander McQueen. He will always have a place that no one will ever take.

» Previous winner
John Patrick

How has winning the award helped your career?
The fashion industry is like a big family. You get to meet people who are like-minded. It’s like Siki Im — I would have never meet Siki Im in a million years, and I love Siki Im! It’s an honor — and it raised my street cred.

» Previous winner
Joseph Altuzarra
Describe the new collection.

It’s a little bit more relaxed and less aggressive. We’re all still deciding what we want it to look like, but it’s much closer to the streets, to daywear.
How have you been staying warm with all this snow?
Helly Hansen T-shirts — they’re like thermal T-shirts!

 
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