A 42-year-old vertical denim mill, ITV Denim currently produces 16 million square meters of denim fabric and similar items ranging from 5 to 14,5 oz. weight.
With a focus on new technologies and techniques in spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing, ITV has invested in modern systems while maintaining its rich heritage of high quality and stellar service.
The winner, Jonathan Christopher (27), earned € 10.000 for the ingenuity and creativity of his designs. Christopher received a master’s degree at ArtEZ Fashion Masters in Arnhem after graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.
In addition to developing his own eponymous menswear label Jonathan Christopher Homme, Christopher also works as a freelance designer for Karl Lagerfeld.
For the Global Denim Awards, he worked closely with the Italian denim mill, ITV Denim, which is known for its forward approach toward innovation and sustainability.
For his on nomad-inspired capsule collection, Jonathan chose left-over materials from the ITV factory to make them into new fabrics. He showed a fur-inspired vest made out of salvaged denim fringe, and created a sweater crafted from left-over threads in all shades of indigo.
Designer Jonathan Christopher is a recognized young designer and stylist, with notable awards and clients to his name. Since earning his bachelor degree he received an MA fashion design at ArtEZ Masters in Arnhem and had his work showcased in Brussels, Hong Kong, Amsterdam Fashion week and Germany. Currently, Christopher designs his own collection and freelances for clients such as Karl Lagerfeld.