Jenny Yohana Kansil Received “The Genius of Gianni Versace Award”

Designer Jenny Yohana Kansil, the Alumni of Istituto Di Moda Burgo Indonesia and Milan, through her label JYK won the prestigious “The Genius of Gianni Versace Award” at the event which took place at Palazzo Visconti, Milan, Italy, on Monday (26/9/22).

“Tonight, The Genius of Gianni Versace Award goes to the designer who happened to be here
tonight, JYK label by Jenny Yohana Kansil,” said Tariel Bisharian as chairman of Emerging
Talents Milan, the event organizer.

Previously, JYK had just exhibited the Spring Summer 2023 “Egalitarian” collection in
collaboration with Batik Durian Lubuklinggau at Palazzo Visconti, Milan on Wednesday
(21/9/22). This collection consists of 10 sporty-style outfits and one of them is also included in
the Gianni Versace tribute exhibition.

Tariel said the award was organized by Emerging Talents Milan and Five Arts Films based on
the documentary Salvatore V.Zannino. This award was made especially for the private preview
and debut of the documentary “The Genius of Gianni Versace Alive” (2023).

In this event, nine Emerging Talents Milan designers proposed 1 piece of clothing from their
designs as a tribute to Gianni Versace which was then exhibited on 24-26 September 2022 at the
Palazzo Visconti. The clothing that was submitted by the JYK label is believed to have stolen the
attention and received praise from the judges, which included Russ Ev, Salvatore V. Zannino,
Valeria Orlando, giulia Brunello, Josip Grabovac, Marcello Costa, and Giuliana Bortolato.

The judges made their choice based on the creativity and characteristics of the genius of Gianni
Versace. On this occasion there were two awards given, namely for fashion design, and another
for accessories.

Lubuklinggau’s Durian Batik is the first batik to receive this international Versace award.