First Prize

1 x Trip to Texworld Paris in February with all flights, accommodation, stand and an opportunity to showcase their designs on the runway
1 x Cash Prize from Cape Town Fashion Council and other great prizes

Competition.

Young Designers Competition 2020

Africa is now. We are looking for you to design an outfit, which is retail-ready and on-trend for the Spring/Summer 2020 African consumer. The look will need to align with the trends of either Vivid Tropics, Homemade Geo’s or Ink & Paint as described in the Design Brief formulated by Nicola Cooper & Associates. The brief ensures that the Allfashion Sourcing Cape Town Young Designers Competition 2020 #YDC20 (previously Source Africa Young Designers Competition) is aligned to African fashion, lifestyle, youth and pop culture trends.

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The Brief

African Summers are filled with tangible energy & electricity. A buzz fills the air with bold colours and prints. Welcome to the season of colour confidence and bold looks.

Africa has shaken off its history of replicating international fashion trends, Africans are clearly defining what is African.

Fashion bringing about a new season of freedom and exploration into African narratives. Whether it is the music, art and the broader world of African design that inspires you, the coolest thing about this summer brief is that you get to make the rules.

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Judging Criteria

  • Originality and interpretation of the design brief
  • Fabrication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Style, fit and finish – your garment will be judged on a model and must be a standard 34 fit
  • Your design must be retail-ready, versatile and convey a clear understanding of the brief
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Who can apply

  • Final year Design students
  • Junior employees that are completing their internal company design program / Internship
  • Recent Design graduates (2015 to 2019)
  • Must be studying or have graduated at an accredited Design institution in South Africa
  • Internal company design program applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years of age

Competition Guidelines

For the Allfashion Sourcing Young Designer Competition, you will need to:

  • Read the design brief
  • Based on the design brief, conceptualise and design an on-trend, retail-ready look/outfit (i.e. dress/top & skirt/top & pants/dress & jacket)
  • The design can be a binary or nonbinary look that is inspired by and aligns to the brief
  • Focus on the detail and design to create a look/ garment/ outfit that will inspire and excite African consumers
  • Your look MUST be a designed for a standard size 34 model as your garment will be showcased at the event
  • Design and submit a fashion design/sketch of the look– front and back with a mood board and a 300-word description/synopsis of the Trend/The Silhouettes/Colours & Fabrics, utilizing the keywords provided in the design brief
  • 20 finalists will be selected by the curation panel
    If selected as a finalist you will be notified and will be required to construct your entire look (all items in the design must be constructed including any accessories)
  • Model fittings will take place on the 12 October 2020 at the CTICC
  • The fashion show will take place as part of Allfashion Sourcing Cape Town at the CTICC on the 13 October 2020
  • The 20 finalists will be randomly divided into groups of ten, who will then be scored by a judging panel on the day of the event
  • The top 5 scores will move forward to the final for the final round of judging
  • The winner and runner-up will be announced on stage after the finals.

Submission Checklist

  1. Complete online application form
  2. The following to be digitally submitted in 1 PDF document no bigger than 2 megs, no more than 5 pages to pickme@ctfc.co.za
  • A4 mood board Element 1 on Design Brief
  • 300-word description/synopsis of the Trend/The Silhouettes/Colours & Fabrics, (utilize and highlight trend keywords provided in the design brief) –Element 1 on Design Brief
  • Fashion Illustration/ Technical drawings – A4 Garment drawing (front and back) – Element 2 on Design Brief
  • A copy of your passport – if not available at the time of submission a valid passport will have to be available for international travel in February 2021 (Required for main prize winner only)

(Please note that this may shift depending on the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions at the time – any form of delay will be communicated and posted online on the CTFC website)

Timelines

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Phase 1 – Applications

  • Complete online application form
  • Submit your full application to pickme@ctfc.co.za
  • A panel of key industry specialists to curate 20 finalists to progress to the semi-finals
  • If selected as a semi-finalist you will be notified via email
  • If notified as a semi-finalist you will move onto Phase 2 of the brief

Deadlines

31 May 2020 – Full application to be submitted
TBC – Semi-finalist you will be notified

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Phase 2 – Semifinals

As a selected semi-finalist you will be required to construct the full look including accessories illustrated in your designs (if you don’t intend on making accessories i.e. Hats or bags, do not add them as your look will be judged as a whole) Element 3 on Design Brief.

Garment Submission

  • A photo of your look with a full styling brief
  • Garments and accessories to be steamed and on hangers
  • Name tags to be pinned into garments and any accessories
  • Please note models will wear their own shoes

Model fitting

  • Your completed garment is to be delivered to the CTICC for model fitting and styling
  • Specific time to be communicated closer to the time

Deadlines

12 October 2020 – Garment / accessories / styling brief submission
12 October 2020 – Model fittings will take place

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Phase 3 – Finals

  • The fashion show will take place as part of Allfashion Sourcing Cape Town Tradeshow at the CTICC
  • The 20 semi-finalists will be randomly divided into groups of ten, who will then be scored by a judging panel on the day of the event – this will be showcased as two runway shows of 10 semi-finalist looks
  • The top 5 scores will move forward to the final for the last round of judging – this will be the final runway show
  • The winner and runner-up will be announced on stage after the finals

Timeline

13 October 2020 – Two groups of 10 semi-finalists, will be randomly selected to showcase their final look at the event
13 October 2020 – The top 5 finalists selected from both groups
13 October 2020 – The top 5 finalists grand finale runway show to fight it out for the title of the Allfashion Sourcing Cape Town Young Designer of the Year Award. The winner and runner-up be announced on stage

(Please note that this may shift depending on the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions at the time – any form of delay will be communicated and posted online on the CTFC website)

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First Prize

  • 1 x Trip to Texworld Paris in February with all flights, accommodation, stand and an opportunity to showcase their designs on the runway
  • 1 x Cash Prize from Cape Town Fashion Council and other great prizes

Second Prize

  • 1 x Cash Prize from Cape Town Fashion Council and other great prizes

Rules & Regulations

Only one submission per person will be accepted. (please see submission requirements above)

Applicants should try to attend the AllFashion Sourcing Expo. (Cape Town)

Applicants are required to secure their own travel and accommodation to and from Cape Town.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: although we take great care of all garments, Allfashion Sourcing will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to entry garments.

Prizes are non-negotiable and the judge’s decision is final; no correspondence regarding the final decision will be responded to.

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