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.
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Mohapatra showed his Spring 2011 collection at Lincoln Center during fashion week -- a ladylike range of tailored separates and dreamy dresses.
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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.
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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.
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Love's Spring 2011 collection reflects her punky, mythological aesthetic, featuring Southwestern and Mexican-inspired cuffs, earrings, and necklaces with eye-catching details.
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Designer Marcia Patmos received an Ecco Domani award for her work on her new M.Patmos line.
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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.
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Tara St. James, formerly the creative director of Covet, received an Ecco Domani award for her work in sustainable design on Study NY.
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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.
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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.
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Kyle Fitzgibbons won the award for menswear for his work on his label, Native Son.
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Native Son is a slick, well-tailored vision, with a focus on suiting and separates.
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