The big winner of the Who Is On Next? talent search this year was Nicola Brognano of Brogano. The 25-year-old women's wear designer, who comes from Calabria in southern Italy, spent three years working for Giambattista Valli in Paris and a year in Milan with Dolce & Gabbana Haute Couture before he felt the urge to strike out on his own. “I owe everything to Giambattista. He always gave me the freedom to express myself” Brogano says. The designer's winning Spring 2017 collection, which mixed feminine frills with masculine streetwear, was inspired by Federico Fellini’s “Juliet of the Spirits” and the layered text and photo collages of American graphic artist Barbara Kruger.