This aim of this annual award is to give official recognition to a creator, or a group that can be considered as a creator, for work made public or carried out during the previous year. In exceptional cases it will also be awarded in acknowledgement of a career.
By giving this new award the status of National Award, the Ministry is positioning fashion at the same level as other cultural creation processes, whilst at the same time highlighting its support for the fashion industry, both in its creative role and as a cultural industry of the first rank.
The following criteria will be taken into account when granting the award:
The originality and quality of the work or career recognised, in the area of fashion design.
Its innovative nature.
Its significance as an outstanding contribution to Spanish cultural life.