It's only a few days into the year, but we bet a few designers are feeling positive about 2010 after receiving awards - and sizeable financial gifts - from the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Ross Menuez of Salvor Projects, and Phillipe Rollano and David Trujillo of The Blonds earned nods for women's wear. As for the menswear side, Siki Im took the prize, while Irini Arakas from Prova earned an award for accessories. Ecco Domani's new sustainable-fashion category honoured John Patrick of Organic.
The best part, at least from the designers' side? Each recipient will walk away with $25,000 for an autumn collection, in addition to earning a spot in the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation runway show this 15 February at New York Fashion Week. Only a month to go until a few fortunate souls' big day!