Wednesday, 7 January 2009

London Calling Fresh Design Talent

We thought we'd let you know about an exciting competition for all our budding designer readers (as we know you're out there). We'd love to see you enter and make us proud! Here are the details:

Fashion156 and Start London are offering the chance to win a unique opportunity to showcase your design talent (if you have any)! Fashion156 consistently unearth and then shine the spotlight on up and coming designers. Now they have joined forces with Start London to widen the search for the design stars of tomorrow, so if you have got what it takes... it could be you! This competition will offer two individuals with raw design talent the chance to see their creations brought to life on the pages of and sold in Start boutiques. What a way to start 2009!

Shorts and Twin Set Sheer Top and Cardigan by James Long as featured in the latest issue of Fashion156...your design could feature in future issues...

The competition is open to students, graduates and anyone with a brand-new label that is not already established. Designers (both menswear and womenswear) are invited to submit their ideas; this should be in the form of a series of detailed sketches or photographs which must be original, directional designs for Spring/Summer 2009.

The closing date for initial entries is 31st January 2009 so you'd better start sketching! The ten designers which the judges feel have best conceptualised their ideas will be invited to produce an actual garment and the winning designs will be selected from this shortlist. All ten finalists will be featured on the fashion156 and Start London websites with readers invited to judge and vote for their favourite design. The winning designs will be sold in store and online in March.

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Unknown said...

thank you very much for posting our competition. some strong designs are being submitted and it looks as if these recessionary times are kick-starting some amazing creativity. steve i think you heard that recently when you interviewed Rankin!

thanks again

Guy - editor

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great competition. Given the current situation young design talent, especially new labels, needs all the help they can get!


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