INVISTA announced Natalia Vechiatto Feitoza e Silva as the 2015 winner of the LYCRA® Future Designers contest during the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in London. She is a graduate of the Universidade Estadual de Maringa in Brazil and her designs were for an activewear collection.
This year’s contest include student designers or young design graduates from South America, Asia and Europe. Last year’s winner Lucy Gardner now sells her women’s cycling clothing made with LYCRA® fibre through her site, Fierlan.com and Silvia Teh of the the 2015 finalists was named the regional winner of Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award during Singapore’s Fashion Week in May.
Natalia commented on her win: “Winning a global award of such standing is life-changing… even before I started studying design I wanted to have my own label, and now, thanks to the LYCRA® band and the support I will get from INVISTA, I will be able to achieve this dream.”