The Swiss Textile Federation will give away its international fashion prize, the Swiss Textiles Award, for the 11th time in Zurich on November 4, 2010. Concurrent with IMG Group’s Fashion Days Zurich, the event of international renown awards young designers with up to 100,000 euros. This year the finalists in the competition are Mary Katrantzou, Jason Wu, Damir Doma, Juun J, Adam Kimmel and Duro Olowu. Since 2003 a professional team of international experts, newly elected every year, have selected the competition finalists. This year’s team of experts includes Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar, USA; Vanessa Friedman, Financial Times, UK; and Silvano Vangi, Luisa Via Roma, Italy. The criteria for determining the winner include not only creativity and innovation but also commercial viability. This year’s event will offer a presentation by last year’s winner, Alexander Wang.