The programme is currently active across all Mercedes-Benz supported global fashion platforms. Designers have showcased their work in locations as varied as New York, Amsterdam and Madrid to Tbilisi, Berlin, Sydney, Kiev, Milan, Beijing and Prague. This year in particular played host to some innovative exchanges, culturally combining the likes of Italian Vivetta and China native Angel Chen who swapped their respective countries to showcase their design offerings. Presenting her collection at Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week, Vivetta Ponti offered up a 1940s mood inspired by the circus, featuring acrobats and carousels. “I am flattered I had the chance to present my collection in Beijing this season and to be able to give visibility to Italian style with the Chinese public,” said Ponti of the experience.