2011 Ecco Domani Award Winners Include Bibhu Mohapatra, Pamela Love

Each year, the Ecco Domani Foundation offers $25,000 grants to a group of designers considered to be the next big talents. This year, the group includes lingerie, jewelry, and womenswear designers.

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Bibhu Mohapatra is likely the most recognizable name in the womenswear category, as he's been on more than a few ones-to-watch lists.
Mohapatra showed his Spring 2011 collection at Lincoln Center during fashion week -- a ladylike range of tailored separates and dreamy dresses.
Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker are the designers behind the winning lingerie line, The Lake & Stars. Watch our interview with the New York-based duo.
The Lake & Stars
The Lake & Stars has grown a cult following for its sexy, slightly retro-inspired lines, that are actually designed to be seen through one's outer layers.
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Jewelry designer Pamela Love, also among the Ecco Domani winners, was also recently nominated for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Love's Spring 2011 collection reflects her punky, mythological aesthetic, featuring Southwestern and Mexican-inspired cuffs, earrings, and necklaces with eye-catching details.
Designer Marcia Patmos received an Ecco Domani award for her work on her new M.Patmos line.
Patmos is likely best known as half of the knitwear line, Lutz & Patmos, which closed last year. Patmos's new line features some of the same relaxed tailoring with a more fashion-forward, luxurious bent.
Tara St. James, formerly the creative director of Covet, received an Ecco Domani award for her work in sustainable design on Study NY.
Study by Tara St. James
Study NY is actually a creative collective which features a small collection of sustainable pieces. "The Square Project," the label's first collection, debuted at the GreenShows during Fashion Week in September.
Also winning in the womenswear category is Mandy Coon, a former model and, apparently, occasional DJ.
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Coon has been designing for several seasons, and demonstrated a knack for avant-garde, forward-thinking silhouettes. Recently, we covered Coons' captivating new lookbook for spring.
Kyle Fitzgibbons won the award for menswear for his work on his label, Native Son.
Native Son is a slick, well-tailored vision, with a focus on suiting and separates.
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