November 27, 2020

Italy’s Green Carpet Fashion Award Unveiled in Venice

VENICE — “Oscars, make room for us.” Smiling and joking with guests, Livia Firth presented the statuette designed for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, in Venice on Friday, during the city’s Film Festival at the storied Hotel Cipriani.
“The Oscar is a man, and I love that this award [represents] a woman. It had to be a woman if you think of all the women employed in the manufacturing pipeline from Italy to around the world, from Bangladesh to Cambodia,” said Firth, the founder and creative director of Eco.Age, who masterminded the awards with the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda. The awards will be bestowed in Milan during Fashion Week on Sept. 24 at the La Scala theater.
Designed by Chopard copresident and creative director Caroline Scheufele, the statuette is crafted from ethical gold-certified Fairmined extracted by artisanal and small-scale miners as part of the jewelry firm’s Journey to Sustainable Luxury. The top part of the statuette shows a representation of a pomegranate. Patrick Kinmoth, who is creating a garden installation in front of La Scala to be unveiled on Sept. 20, said the pomegranate is believed “to be the fruit of knowledge in the garden of Eden, while others praise it

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