Meet our esteemed Jury

Giacomo Piazza

With a novel approach to presentation spaces, Giacomo Piazza’s 247Showroom in Milan is a unique display location for his client list of more than 1,000 international fashion brands.

Cecilie Thorsmark

A veteran of fashion communications and strategy, Cecilie Thorsmark was recently appointed CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week. She will be lending a critical eye when contestants present their go-to-market plans.

Tine Thygesen

On a resume too long to list, Tine Thygesen counts entrepreneurship, investing, board seats, and a spot on the top 10 of technology speakers in Europe. Her latest brainchild Matrikel 1 rents out flexible workspaces and networking.

Diana Verde Nieto

Diana Verde Nieto, CEO at Positive Luxury, is the woman behind the Butterfly Mark, a fashion business stamp of approval certifying that luxury brands comply with a long list of sustainability and social responsibility parameters.

Eva Kruse

In 2005, Eva Kruse co-founded the Danish Fashion Institute along with Copenhagen Fashion Week. A pioneer of sustainable fashion, she is the driving force behind the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s largest event focused on sustainable fashion.

Grace Wales Bonner

One of the most exciting names in men’s fashion, Londoner Grace Wales Bonner launched her label, Wales Bonner, in 2014. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious LVMH young designer prize.

Ida Pettersson

Buying director for Browns, Ida Petersson knows how to spot what sells. A fashion retail veteran, she has seen turnover at Browns grow steadily since she took the position in 2016.

Margrethe Dal Lehrmann

Margrethe Dal Lehrmann is Magasin du Nord’s buying director, curating across the department store. She has a reputation for championing Danish design talent and an in-depth knowledge of Scandinavian fashion brands.

Moussa Mchangama

An experienced editor, concept developer and strategic communicator, Moussa Mchangama has vast knowledge of media processes, value-based communication, corporate branding, and marketing.

Nicolaj Reffstrup

Nicolaj Reffstrup is one half of the husband-and-wife team behind the Copenhagen cool-girl brand Ganni. Nicolaj’s background is in IT as an entrepreneur, while Ditte designs the collections.

Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg

Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg is head of Sotheby’s Denmark, a board member of the Wessel & Vett Foundation, and the initiator of the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize.

Olya Kuryshchuk

Olya Kuryshchuk’s magazine for emerging design talent 1 Granary is the go-to network guide for those wishing to navigate the rising stars from design schools in London, New York, Antwerp and elsewhere.

Pernille Teisbæk

Pernille Teisbæk is among the most-followed bloggers in Danish fashion. After leaping from teenage model to dental student to Eurowoman fashion editor, she is now a sought-after stylist with an impressive portfolio.

Rebekka Bay

Known for her ability to combine creative and commercial thinking, Rebekka Bay is the newly appointed creative director of the Finnish brand Marimekko. She brings her considerable industry experience to the jury table.