Judges

Annie Tam
Senior Fashion Designer, Giordano

Annie Tam is a Senior Fashion Design at Giordano, she has more than 15 years of experience in the fashion design field and has worked with various Hong Kong fashion brands. Tam will be joining DAB judging panel for the first time this year.

Jayne Estève Curé
Founder, Jayne Fashion Consultancy
Former Creative Director, Design-A-Bag Online Competition

Both French & English, Jayne Estève-Curé multidisciplinary education in Art, Clothing Technology (ESIV) and Fashion Management (IFM) led her to research, consulting, operational responsibilities and training. She is a true expert in Parisian and international fashion in both its’ strategic and operational aspects. She founded Jayne Fashion Agency, offering cross-disciplinary and synergistic services combining training, events and consulting. Her customers include Galeries Lafayette, Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, Petit Bateau, Printemps, Esprit, Gap, San Marina, Cosmoparis, Carol, Etam Group, Li & Fung, IKTIB, I.M.A, Shanghaï Lingerie, China Leather Brand Conference.

Estève-Curé’s strong desire to inspire, convey and diffuse her knowledge has brought her to teach creative and business students in top international schools.

Jessie Wu
Merchandising Manager, Accessories, All Saints

 

Jessie Wu is the Merchandising Manager–Accessories of AllSaints– A UK based contemporary retail brand with over 300 stores in Europe, U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now expanding to China. The brand launched its first comprehensive handbag line, “The Capital Collection” in September 2015 and it is still one of the best collections to date.

MariaCristina Rossi
Marketing and Merchandising Manager, The Arsutoria School

MariaCristina has worked in footwear and leathergoods companies for more than three decades. MariaCristina has been in charge of the Collection Development at Versace for twelve years. She now teaches Marketing and Merchandising at Design Development Courses and is a Member of the Arsutoria Trend Research Team.

Mountain Yam 
CEO, 112 mountainyam
Brand Director, My Fashion International Limited

Mountain Yam is the Overall Winner of DAB 2018. He is now the CEO of My Fashion International and Brand Director of 112 mountainyam.

Starting from 2012, 112 mountainyam collections have been introduced at the Hong Kong Fashion Week annually. It was also presented during Paris Fashion Week, Netherlands Fashion Week, Taiwan Fashion Week, Beijing Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

Namhee Lee
Creative Director, Color Planning Team, Korea Color & Fashion Trend Center

Natalie Spelge
Fashion Promoter, Edizioni AF

Natalie Spelge, Fashion Promoter of Edizioni AF has more than 15 years in the fashion business with a focus in the leather accessories sector specifically in bags.

Spelge has a deep knowledge in the leather accessories market and has been involved in DAB as a judge since the first edition.

Olivier Védrine
Architect-Designer & Production Designer, OO Agency Paris

Olivier Védrine started his career in Japan in 1990 where he organised his first personal exhibition at the Galerie Idée in Tokyo. Since the ’90s he was remarked because of his work with the French company Dacryl on chromatic transparencies, particularly using acrylic crystal in furniture and objects. For the last 10 years he has lectured at the Royal College of Art in London, Reims Fine Arts School in France (ESAD-Higher School of Art and Design), the private Camondo higher education school of decorative arts in Paris and at ESAM- Higher School of Modern Arts in Paris. In 2001 he joined Olivier Guillemin to create the [o,o] Design Agency.

Stefano Migliavacca
International Projects Manager, Edizioni AF

With more than 20 years in the fashion business with a specific focus in the leather accessories sector.

Stefano Migliavacca the International Projects Manager of Edizioni AF has a wide international experience on International Projects for Edizioni AF, B2B magazines and for Arsutoria School courses.