During the Berlin fashion week the expert jury has chosen the winner of the fashion competition “Start Your Fashion Business”. Fashion label Blaenk was awarded with the first prize, Blame was awarded with the second prize and Sissi Goetze with the third.

The final round was held on July 6. The event started with a presentation of all the finalists’ collections, after which the award ceremony took place and the final ranking was announced.

SYFB is a competition born of Berlin's senate that aims to support young fashion designers by helping them create their own labels. All finalists will win a package containing the means to show during Berlin Fashion Week that covers PR and prize money ranging from 10.000 up to 25.000 Euro as well as workshops on enterprise formation.

The expert jury consists of:

Karin Leiberg, Sportswear International
Christiane Arp/Nicola Knels, VOGUE Deutschland
Jette Joop/Christian Elsen, JETTE GmbH
Annette Görtz, Annette Görtz
Volker Tietgens, Michalsky Holding GmbH
Alfons Kaiser, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Michael Werner, Textilwirtschaft
Anita Tillmann, Premium Exbibitions
Rike Döpp, Agentur V
Grit Thönnissen, Tagesspiegel