An international jury with experts from design, industry, trade, communication and media will select select up to 15 participants for the Final, which takes place in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in October. The jury’s decision is not legally contestable.
The members of the jury FASH 2022
More members will be made available in the coming weeks
Founder & CEO Melagence – Mela Bauer founded her fashion sales agency Melagence in Berlin in 2013. With her team she represents international brands like Barena Venezia, Perfect Moment, House of Dagmar, Christian Wijnants, Atp Atelier or Lutz Huelle and chooses her labels with a lot of heart and passion. In addition to the HQ and showroom in Berlin, the agency sells its collections twice a year in Paris since January 2022.
In the first Lockdown 2020, Mela Bauer and her husband, Benjamin Höhner, launched their own e-commerce platform, which currently connects stores and customers: the online store Melagence Local supports stores that were previously less present online and offers international luxury fashion that customers can order through stores. Melagence was awarded the TW Forums Prize 2021. www.melagence.com
Fashion Stylist, Berlin. After her Masters in fashion communication at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, Gindreau worked at Vivienne Westwood, with Benjamin Galopin at Citizen K magazine and for the iconic french department store Le Printemps. She has strong contacts with fashion brands, from emergent designers to high fashion houses.
Attracted by the creative energy of Berlin, she moved to the German capital in 2017, bringing French chic from the Seine to the Spree. She works for magazines like Vogue Germany, Vogue.it, Zoo, Sleek, I-D Germany or Interview, as well as for musicians and actors such as Rammstein, Matthias Schweighöfer, Oliver Masucci and Alexander Scheer. She is represented by the renowned agency Kathrin Hohberg. www.charlottegindreau.com
Fashion and business journalist, has been reporting on the fashion industry for around 25 years. After working for the trade journal TextilWirtschaft, Glamour and Vogue Business, she moved to Paris in 2003. From there she still works as a correspondent for The Spin Off (formerly Sportswear International) and writes as a freelance writer for Vogue, Spiegel S magazine and others. Markert has attended more than 5.000 fashion shows in her lifetime and interviewed many international fashion designers, such as Virgil Abloh, Nicolas Ghesquière, Clare Waight Keller or Raf Simons.
From 2007 to 2017, she was part of the founding team of the German fashion blog Modepilot. After that, she specialised more and more in topics related to sustainability in fashion. For years, she has been actively campaigning for better and more conscious fashion consumption and trying to raise awareness about the problem of microplastics in the fashion and beauty industry. As a consequence of these efforts, Barbara Markert founded together with a colleague in 2021 the stationary and digital boutique for vintage and second-hand fashion SILO www.silo.boutique
CEO GERRY WEBER International AG. She is responsible for Design, Production, Sourching, Marketing, Corporate Communications and Sales. Previously, she worked at Katag AG in Bielefeld, Germany, from 2010 as Member of the Board for Sourching, Marketing and IT. She started her career at the Horten department store group almost 40 years ago. www.gerryweber.com
After his training as a retailer, he studied design management with a focus on ecology and gender. Since 1994, his work has been involved with sustainable fashion. He has worked for over 20 years as an author (Editor-in-Chief Style in Progress, Tagesspiegel, NZZ), speaker (Copenhagen Business School, Goethe-Institut, HDS/L) and communications expert for companies such as Carroux Caffee, Freitag Lab AG, Messe München or Retail Brand Services as well as institutions such as the German Federal Foreign Office. Since 2004 he has been responsible pro bono for the European Fashion Award FASH of SDBI.DE www.schirrmacher.org