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PERONI Nastro Azzurro Launches 6th Annual Search for Emerging Fashion Designers

With much excitement, one of Italy’s leading brands, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, is sponsoring its 6th Annual Emerging Designer Series contest in collaboration with Fashion Group International and FUNKSHION.

The world’s #1  Italian beer will be holding the contest during one of the most high-profile fashion events of the season, Miami Swim Week. Held at Nautilius, a SIXTY Hotel, Peroni is offering an unrivaled opportunity for emerging designers to participate in a noteworthy runway show attended by press, buyers, celebrities and fashion industry professionals, all at no cost to the designer. The competition offers up-and-coming local talent a major platform to showcase their skill.

“We’re delighted, as we have been since we started this venture, to be offering such a unique opportunity during one of Miami’s most widely attended and anticipated events of the year,” said Katya Bravo, Miami import brand developer for Peroni Nastro Azzurro. “The brand values true craftsmanship, artistry and style, so this partnership with @funkshionfw and Fashion Group is a rewarding one that gives us a chance to proudly champion and support exceptional talent.”

To apply, designers submit one design that best illustrates their view of Italian style. A panel of industry experts will select 10 finalists announced by June 15th, 2017, who will have the opportunity to showcase three looks in a group fashion show during the upcoming Swim Week in July. One of those lucky designers will be announced on July 20th as the winner of Peroni’s 6th Annual Emerging Designer Series and will be awarded with a complete runway production showcasing their full line at Swim Week 2018 in Miami.

Designers can apply online, with the submission deadline being May 31, 2017. Designers must be 25 or older, US citizens and based in South Florida to apply.

To apply and learn more, please visit