We are very excited about joining this team!

ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS will bring together 100 of the most ground-breaking independent designers, to meet and engage with 100 of Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers and suppliers, an exclusive selection of international press, and key figures within the fashion industry.

With over 15,000 emerging design talents at hand, we are proud to present 100 of our most pioneering talents, hand selected to take part in the event. These designers will travel from all over the world to meet at the event, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand. They represent 38 countries, coming from fashion hubs including Milan and New York, and emerging fashion destinations such as Beijing, São Paulo and Tokyo.

From Central Saint Martins to Parsons, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp to the Fashion Institute of Technology, and institutions as diverse as the Kyiv National University Of Technologies And Design and the Institute Of Fashion Design Basel, these 100 designers are from the 62 best fashion schools and institutions in the world.

They represent a vast range of pioneering approaches to contemporary fashion, and include previous winners of the Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival, The Mango Fashion Award, LVMH Prize finalists, and winners of the Designer For Tomorrow prize and the Danish Fashion Award.

Unlike other show concepts, NJAL ensured designers will see the entirety of costs related to travel, showcasing and hospitality covered – in virtue of NJAL’s core mission to support design talents without borders, financial burden or politics.

ORIGIN will open from 9.30am-6.30pm, and on the last day, the trade event will be transformed into Europe’s largest temporary store: an unparalleled opportunity for the public to purchase the designs of the independent talents on show.

The event will run parallel to the Vicenza Oro, one of the world’s most prominent jewellery shows, and the perfect accompaniment to this meeting of pioneering fashion minds.

The setting, Veneto, is the heart of Italian manufacturing and production facilities, and the thousands of family-run manufacturers, artisans and fashion entrepreneurs based here boast over 700 years of experience.

We would love for you to join us at this momentous event, to further NJAL’s core mission to support and nurture craftsmanship and independent design, and change the future landscape of fashion for the better.

Organised in partnership with Fiera di Vicenza (FdV), the international organisation behind one of the most prominent fine jewellery shows, ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS is a brand new fair concept, taking place between 8th-11th May in the Veneto region of Northern Italy.