Fashion SVP has launched a New Designer Award in association with Fashion Enter.
IDEX, the organisers of Fashion SVP, the unique sourcing tradeshow, has announced a new initiative to support up-and-coming British fashion talent with the launch of the Fashion SVP New Designer Award. This award will highlight the depth and diversity of design skills and will feature a cash award and other benefits to enhance the winner’s professional profile.
The competition will be judged by an invited panel of industry luminaries, including Caren Downie and Harold Tillman, CBE.
The overall winner will receive an exciting prize consisting of: A cash award of £750, a bursary for a Fashion Enter Technical Academy short course and a design interview with a leading fashion brand. All will be awarded to the winner at the June 2017 edition of Fashion SVP at Olympia, London on the 28th June.
- “We’re delighted to launch this new annual competition which is designed to support individual talent and the future of the UK apparel industry, as well as the continued development of professional skills within the industry”, said Fashion SVP event director Buzz Carter.
- Fashion Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway added: “This new designer competition is perfect for today's fashion industry with an emphasis on combining true creative flair with the government’s newly announced T-Levels - technical skills. We are looking forward to meeting the next generation of real industry-led designers.”
All entries will be judged by an invited panel of industry experts, and the top 10 will be featured at Fashion SVP Gallery in June.
The top 3 designs will be made-up as fully commercial pieces and will also be on display as part of this Gallery, and the overall winner will be selected and announced at the show on Tuesday 27th June.
Entries are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 28th April 2017.