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10 best fashion competitions in early 2018 that will boost your talent

10 best fashion competitions in early 2018 that will boost your talent

Are
you a young fashion student or an emerging designer looking for some
opportunity to show all your creativity? Today we speak about the best
10 fashion competitions of the first part of 2018 that will boost your
talent. Hurry up! 

There’s
no time to waste! Fashion is calling and is searching the best talented
designers all over the world. Taking part to a competition is one of
the best way to promote yourself, to live an exciting adventure and to
deal with other creatives, to know new points of view and have the first
important feedback about your talent.

Many
competitions give great opportunity in terms of internships or job
contacts, other are real supports for the designer’s career, others
showcase the collections through runways and exhibition. Whatever is the
fashion competition that sounds better for you, don’t waste your time
and apply very quickly. The opportunity of your life may be waiting you
just around the corner!
Here a list of the best 10 fashion competitions in order of application deadline.


1
THE IRISH FASHION INNOVATION AWARDS 2018








Celebrating the Most Innovative Irish Design

Deadline for entries: 8th December 2017
Competition date: 22nd March 2018


Organized by Goldenegg Production, THE IRISH FASHION INNOVATION AWARDS 2018
is a platform to showcaseyoung cutting-edge designers and fashion
students in Ireland. This competition wants to give support and
visibility to the most innovative Irish designers thanks to strong links
with local and national partners, newspapers, fashion magazines,
websites, fashion blogs, TV and radio.
How to partecipate:
Send an email to the following address: info@goldenegg.ie


Required things to partecipate:


  1. A Short Bio describing your Designs



  2. Your Award Category of Interest (Student Designer of
    the Year; Accessories Designer of the Year; Jewellery Designer of the
    Year; Millinery Designer of the Year; Fashion Designer of the Year;
    Innovation Awards of the Year; Ones to Watch)



  3. Four images of your Best Designs



For more informations:
Contacts:



Patricia McCrossan

Managing Director

patricia@goldenegg.ie



Lauragh
Quinn
Production Manager

lauragh@goldenegg.ie





2



REMIX 2018



Global Fur Design competition



Deadline for entries: 11th December 2017



Competition date: February 2018

REMIX 2018  is a competition that gives the opportunity to fashion students and young designers from across the globe
to showcase their creativity in fur design to a highly influential
international audience, through traditional and online media and thanks
to the support of Vogue Talents.

How
to partecipate:

You must contact your IFF member organization
that you are planning on applying (here you can find the link for local organizations).



Fill out the application form that you can find
at the competition website


 


Required
things to partecipate:

  1. Entries
    will only be accepted from design students who are currently studying or have
    graduated from design school within four years from the date of entry to the
    competition.
  2. The
    three garments you are planning on putting forward for your application MUST
    have an aspect of fur. The primary garment should be a full fur look and the 2
    supporting garments may also be a full fur look, or contain fur as a trim or
    part of an accessory.

For more informations:




info@wearefur.com





3



BILBAO INTERNATIONAL ART & FASHION




International fashion design contest



Deadline for entries: 15th December 2017
Competition
date:
June 2018
BILBAO INTERNATIONAL ART & FASHION is an
international competition that wants to promote emerging designer from all
over the world aged from 18 to 35 years old. Particularly focused on the connection between art and fashion, this
contest will award the designers who better express the relationship with the world
of art from the historic or creative point of view, in the
inspiration behind the collection itself or in specific references: fabric
prints, shapes, details etc.
How to partecipate:
Fill out the application form that you can find
at this link

Required things to partecipate:
  1. Entrance
    is open to young people of any nationality who are aged between 18 and 35 years
  2. All
    collections must be original without having been won any other competition.
  3. Participants
    may enter for two separate categories:
    CATEGORY A Outfit Design, participants must present sketches for THREE OUTFITS FOR WOMEN; CATEGORY B: Accessory Design, participants must present sketches
    for THREE ACCESSORIES FOR WOMEN (shoes, bags, hats, jewelry, belts etc.)
For more informations:
4



SCOUTING FOR INDIA VOGUE TALENTS
Global scouting for Indian fashion designers


Deadline for entries: 8th January 2018

 

Competition date: February 2018 showcase in Mumbai (India), September 2018 showcase in Milan (Italy)


Developed in collaboration between FAD- INSTITUTE OF LUXURY FASHION AND STYLE and VOGUE TALENTS, the competition SCOUTINGFOR INDIA VOGUE TALENTS is opened
exclusively to Indian designers who have their own brand and live in India or
elsewhere in the world. Scouted for womenswear, menswear and accessory areas,
all the selected designers will present their collection in Mumbai and the
winner will have the opportunity to showcase his/her talent in an iconic event
by Vogue Talents during
Milan Fashion Week.
How to partecipate:

Fill out the application form that you can find at the
competitions website and
send an email at scoutingforindia@condenast.it with your works.

Required things to partecipate: 
  1. Designers must have Indian nationality and live in India or elsewhere in the world
  2. Photos of the last two collections, specifying the season
  3. Biography

  4. List of stockists

  5. Filled PDF form (that you can find here




For more informations:

5
LEVI’S X ARTS
THREAD COMPETITION 2018
20th anniversary Levi’s engineered jeans

Deadline for entries: 28th January 2018

Competition date:  summer 2018



With
the LEVI’S X ATRS THREAD COMPETITION 2018,  the iconic denim company is
looking for the best design talent who will win 10 weeks design internship at
Levi’s San Francisco (USA) headquarter in summer 2018, to work with the best
denim experts of the world and have the possibility to visit the legendary
Levi’s archive and the Eureka Innovation Lab.


How to partecipate:


Already got an ARTS THREAD portfolio? To
enter, simply
log into your
account, upload your design as a new project, return to
this page and select your project into this Competition box.


New to ARTS THREAD? To enter, register to
create an ARTS THREAD account and go to your email and click on the activation
link sent to your email Inbox. Then log into your account, upload your project,
then return to
this page and select your project into this Competition box
 


 


Required things to
partecipate:


  1. Open to anyone over 18 coming from anyway
    in the world (with some limitation to see in the
    competitions terms and conditions
  2. Enrolled in a Fashion Design program with an
    accredited college/university.
  3. Graduating between
    September 2018 – June 2019.
  4. Design a capsule collection of 4-8 outfits,
    female, male or gender neutral. 
  5. Trend Report: Trend really
    is about understanding human nature – the changes in our values and
    expectations. We’d like you to join the dots between macro trends, social
    values, catwalk and street style. Use the trends to show why you designed
    your project. 
  6. Trend Report: Trend really
    is about understanding human nature – the changes in our values and
    expectations. We’d like you to join the dots between macro trends, social
    values, catwalk and street style. Use the trends to show why you designed
    your project. 
  7. Brand Identity: Being a
    designer isn’t just about designing a particular object, pair of jeans,
    jacket etc – but to design a brand’s identity. Every strong brand has a
    strong identity that you can remember and that embodies the brand’s
    character.
    This is a
    vital skill.

For more informations:



6

COLORO COMPETITION



Explore the world of color


Deadline for entries: 31th January 2018
Competition date:  —
The COLORO COMPETITION is an interesting
experience to work with a revolutionary digital workspace to play and create
color palettes. For the competition will be selected 3 winners who will win
Coloro Toolbox and Code Books, a workshop and the invitation to Coloro Trend
Talk, plus the visibility on Coloro and Arts Thread websites.
How to partecipate:
Learn
how Coloro works from the
online Coloro Workspace tutorials & create an account on Coloro Workspace to create your color palette.
Already got an ARTS THREAD portfolio? To
enter, simply
log into your
account, upload your design as a new project and complete the online
Coloro competition entry form.
New to ARTS THREAD? To enter, register
to create an
ARTS THREAD account
and go to your email and click on the activation link sent to your email Inbox.
Then log into your account, upload your project, and complete the online
Coloro competition entry form.
Required
things to partecipate: 
  1. International –
    from any country
  2. Open to anyone over 18 who is enrolled on an arts
    & design a program of any specialism with an accredited
    college/university or graduated in 2017.
  3. Create a mood board and palette using the Coloro
    digital workspace and relate it your discipline, focusing on one of the
    following 4 themes: Eco / Dark Fantasy / Generation x / Revolution.
  4. 1 x moodboard
  5. 1 x color palette for the moodboard 
  6. A range of 3-4 sketches / specs to showcase your
    project 
   
For more
informations: 

7
PPC IMAGINARIUM
Fashion Design competition

Deadline for entries: 31th January 2018

Competition date: April 2018
PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARDS is
a competition that wants to reward young students and emerging designers coming
from South Africa and Zimbabwe, giving them the opportunity to showcase their
talent and creativity through the use of PPC (Portland cement-based concrete)
as a medium mixed with other materlias like fabrics or leather.
How to partecipate: 
Fill out the online
form for submission at
this page
Required things to partecipate: 
1.     
Students in their final year of BAS, B.Tech or the
equivalent at recognised universities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. 
  1. Emerging
    designers, tailors and stylists who have not yet established themselves in
    the industry.
  2. Participants
    must be 18 years or older.
  3. You online
    submission should be limited to 250 words, include design sketches and/ or
    a mood board to display patterns and colours and can include a short
    video.
  4. When you
    submit your physical application, it must represent your online
    application.
  5. Conceptualise
    a mini-collection that uses Portland cement-based concrete as a medium
    combined with other materials, such as textiles, leather, wood, bronze,
    glass etc.
  6. This
    mini-collection of outfits can include three accessories and can be
    designed for men, women, or can be a mix of menswear and
    womenswear.  
  7. Accompanying
    accessories could be: bags, belts, hats, shoes, eyewear, headgear,
    scarves. Entrants can paint and dip fabric using cement and concrete.
For more informations:
HAND
& LOCK PRIZES FOR EMBROIDERY
Rewarding excellence in embroidery design

Deadline for entries: 30th March 2018

Competition date: September 2018
The purpose of the HAND & LOCK PRIZE FOR EMBROIDERY is to
promote the use of hand and digital embroideries in fashion, costume and
textile design industries through a competition that gives a global exposure to
fashion students, designers and artists, rewarded with monetary prizes and work
placement at Hand & Lock company.
How to partecipate:
1.       Read the 2018 Brief  written by Polly Kenny of The London College of Fashion
2.       Select your specialism (hand or
digital embroidery, fashion or textile), category (student or open category),
register and pay the entry fee.
3.       Get embroidering until June and
then submit images of your work. The First stage doesn’t require anything
physical – just photographs of your work in progress and any
supporting/research work.

Required things to partecipate:
  1. Student sub-category: If you are a full/part
    time student on or before March 30 th 2017 you may enter for the student
    category and qualify for the discount.
    Students pay a subsidised entry fee.
  2. Open sub-category: The open category is for
    entrants of all ages with an interest in embroidery.
  3. Requirements depending by the category (Fashion Category (Hand Embroidery) Student
    subcategory and Open subcategory; Textile Art Category (Hand Embroidery)
    Student subcategory and Open subcategory; Student Fashion Category Digital
    Embroidery; Student Textile Art Category Digital Embroidery
    )
For more informations:

Competition website

9
ARTS OF FASHION
COMPETITION 2018
Transgression

Deadline for entries: 1st April 2018

Competition date: October 2018
The ARTS OF
FASHION COMPETITION
is organized by Arts and
Fashion Foundation
with no commercial motives and is dedicated to
fashion students to celebrate their creativity. 50 selected students will
partecipate to to a fashion show in San Francisco and can win scholarship (4
weeks masterclass in Paris) and apprenticeships in prestigious fashion houses
(like
Manish Arora, Anne Valerie
Hash
, Maison Lesage and Maison Lemarie)
How to partecipate:
Applicants should register online filling out the form
on this website
 
Required things to partecipate: 
  1. The
    application fee is $40 for the Fashion or Accessory category. If
    applicants wish to register in both categories, the application fee is
    $75.
  2. After
    confirmation of registration each applicant should submit a file of
    drawings/illustrations of a mini collection of 3 outfits in menswear,
    womenswear or a mixed collection of both menswear and womenswear or 3
    accessories.
  3. The
    competition is open to students registered in a School or University
    during the year 2017/2018
For more informations:

10
 FEERIC 33
For
new talents in fashion design

Deadline for entries: 1st May 2018

Competition date: July 2018
FEERIC
33 FOR NEW TALENTS IN FASHION DESIGN
is a competition born to support
33 young fashion designers in the development of their creative work giving
them the opportunity to launch a business in fashion industry, thanks to a
generous monetary prize that covers all the critical areas of fashion business,
like intellectual property, production, distribution, marketing, adverstising
and public relations.
How to partecipate:
Applications ​ must be sent
by email at
myra@feeric.ro with all requirements 
Required things to partecipate: 
  1. Curriculum​
    ​ Vitae​ ​and​ ​​ ​photo​ ​of​ ​yourself
  2. Portfolio ​
    ​and​ ​5​ ​photos​ ​of​ ​your​ ​last​ ​collection (max 10mb attachment)
  3. Links to
    ​press​ ​articles​, press​ ​review​s, features and appearences (if they
    exist)
  4. Open​ed ​
    to​ ​designers​ ​from​ ​all around the globe,​ ​who​ ​have produced​
    ​maximum​ ​two​ ​collections​ ​or​ ​have​ ​less than a​ ​year​ ​of​
    ​activity​ ​and​ ​who​ ​are​ ​under 40​ ​years​ ​old.​ ​​
For more informations:
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HURRY UP!
Hoping this article was useful, I wish you good
luck!


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