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 theri 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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