18 November 2015

VDMD e.V. presents “1st Sympatex Urban Rain Couture Award”

Sympatex supports innovation award of the Network of German Fashion and Textile Designer

Munich / Berlin, 13th November 2015 – It's official now: The “1st Sympatex Urban Rain Couture Award” goes to Ursula Laudien (first award), Marcel Herrig (second award) und Ute Jensen (third award). The prizewinner personally accepted the innovation award in Berlin yesterday, on Thursday evening. For the first time, the VDMD e.V. “Network of German Fashion and Textile Designers” has created this design award to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The managing director of VDMD, Mara Michel, and the managing director of Sympatex, Michael Kamm, honoured the prizewinner during a glamorous gala evening at the Atrium of Deutsche Bank Berlin. VDMD Design Ambassador Thomas Rath presented the award in the name of the eleven members of the prestigious jury of experts from the fields of fashion, design and journalism.

The participating fashion designers had to create innovative and trendy “all day – all weather” rainwear that would meet today's demands of an urban lifestyle and working style. For the realisation, Sympatex Technologies provided them with a wide range of 100% waterproof and windproof as well as optimally breathable Sympatex laminates.

“As the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists and premium ingredient brand, we can offer our customers highly functional and at the same time ecological materials,” explains Michael Kamm. “It becomes crystal clear that function and sustainability are both increasingly important for fashion brands. So we are very pleased to be the patron of this award. We are very excited about the results that were presented tonight. Above all, the diversity of creative ideas and the transformation of our products into trendy fashion outfits have been fascinating,” adds Mr Kamm.


Pic description (from left to right): VDMD Design Ambassador Thomas Rath, Michael Kamm, CEO Sympatex Technologies, model 1, first prizewinner Ursula Laudien, model 2.

More pics available via this link: http://sympatex.com/en/information/145/press (please use photo credit: ©VDMD/Manfred Behrens)

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