Young Designer Competition 2022

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YOUNG DESIGNERS COMPETITION 2022

YOUNG DESIGNERS’ COMPETITION TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Allfashion sourcing Young Designer Competition is now in its fifth year. The competition offers young designers an opportunity to showcase their skillset through their interpretation of a predetermined design brief – this year put together by Cyril Naicker which will be built on the concept of Slow Fashion with emphasis on designing for a sustainable future with a changing consumer mindset. It is also important to think about the digital spaces we occupy.

The competition is open to designers who are graduating this year or have recently graduated (in the past 5 years) or are currently part of a design internship program. The competition features prizes valued more than R80 000,00 with the main prize being an all-expenses paid opportunity to participate at Texworld Paris in 2023 – depending on travel restrictions and includes a R15 000 cash prize for the winner and R 5000 for the runner-up. In addition, Plain Tiger, the global platform for conscious luxury, is offering the winner a sponsored slot on their flagship Sustainability Accelerator Program and a place to sell their new creation on their e-commerce platform. To enter, young designers work toward the design brief and if selected as a finalist design an on-trend, retail ready-to-wear look, that will inspire and align with a sustainable future.

The Brief

 

CONSUMERS ARE CHANGING

As seasons begin to emerge, and sustainability in a digital space play a role in the future, how do you change to adapt to what consumers want? Can you go predominately sustainable and lose none of its style in the process? So how do we redesign the purpose for the future of fashion starting from where we are, considering the present default mode of human and natural exploitation? Your challenge is to find more sustainable and eco-conscious ways to produce a garment.

As a designer it is critical to remember you are the one initiating this concept into the world, assuming a right to transform raw materials into goods, so be sure you have weighed up the impacts before you create designs in the interest of all our futures, keeping sustainability uppermost in mind. The factors should be well balanced and if they are not, we would urge you to reconsider them until there is a sense of equilibrium to your material selection, design concept and potential impact. Consider rethinking your position as a creative and position yourself as a facilitator, someone who will champion better concepts and innovative processes. Adopt a new perspective on your own position toward a sustainable future.

Phase 1: Overview

Your challenge is to find more sustainable and eco-conscious ways to produce a garment with the following in mind:

1. Longevity of design. Garments that stand the test of time both in terms of physical and psychological: Loved and worn more over time. Anti-disposable.

2. Design that is grounded in style over trend.

3. Low Waste/Zero Waste design practice/pattern-making techniques/use of offcuts for other projects’ product lines.

4. Material choices and impacts, good, better, best? 5. Design for Circularity. Recyclable? End of life plan/intent/ consumer education.

 

Phase 1: Entry Requirements

ENTRY ELEMENTS:

TREND MOOD BOARD & DESCRIPTION

A4 Mood Board with 300-word description. Using the trend forecast provided, adapt this to your consumer with a short description of the trend/ silhouette/colours and fabrics you will use.

ILLUSTRATION & TECHNICAL DRAWING

Garment drawing front and back. Use your observation to create a ready-to-wear illustration that fits your consumer profile. Your look can be suited for men/women/non-binary. Remember to include all design details, all trims used, and how you sourced these trims.

CHECKLIST: the above must be compiled into one A4 PDF Document.
☑ page 1: 300-word description & Trend Mood Board
☑ page 2: Illustrations
☑ page 3: Technical Drawings

 

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Submission deadline: AUGUST 22nd 2022

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Phase 2: Overview

The semi-final selection will be announced on 26 August 2022.

1. You will be notified by the Young Designers Competition Organisers and Affiliates if you are qualified to move on to Phase Two.

2. The Young Designer Competition Organisers will then select your Technical Drawings and Fashion illustrations to come to life in Entry Element Three through the construction of your final design.

3. Once your construction is complete it is time to see your design.

The showcase takes place for the semi-finals and the finalists in a finale surrounded by noted industry professionals.

Phase 2: Requirements

ENTRY ELEMENT 4:

FINAL GARMENT

CREATE A READY-TO-WEAR GARMENT

  1. Entry element three will allow you to translate your thoughts, imagination, and concept into a final garment.
  2. Don’t forget to reference your trends and your initial drawings/illustrations to ensure we see these transfer from 2D into 3D.
  3. Keep in mind, the details, fabrics, prints and silhouettes applicable to your original chosen trend and your interpretation of this.

Submission deadline: SEPTEMBER 26TH 2022

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FINAL SHOWCASE

FINAL DESIGN WITH STYLING

You will create the runway look by providing your final design, the styling, shoes, accessories, and overall look and feel to walk the runway. Keep in mind, that this will be your very first introduction to the Fashion Industry and make sure you make an impression!

The finals will be hosted live at the allfashion sourcing event taking place at the Wonderland Film Studios on the 30 September 2022. The finals will be filmed and reshared on the allfashion sourcing virtual platform as well as Plain Tiger’s social media account and select media.

The Young Designer Finals will consist of ten finalists who will showcase their designs on the runway at 6pm on the 30th as the first fashion showing of Menswear Week. This will be followed by 2 Menswear Week Designers – Once this showing is taking place the Top 3 will be selected and called back to the runway after which we will announce the winner. and runner up.

FINAL SHOWCASE: SEPTEMBER 30th 2022

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Judging Criteria

Clear application of brief

Design retail ready

Technical execution and constructive techniques

Strong design concept and narrative

Innovation and creativity

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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 (2016 to 2021)

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

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Competition Guidelines

  • Using the trend forecast provided, adapt this to your consumer with a short description of the trend/silhouette/colours and fabrics you will be using.
  • A4 Garment drawing front and back. Use your observation to create a ready-to-wear illustration that fits your consumer profile. Your look can be suited for men/women/non-binary. Remember to include all design detail as well as all trims used and how you sourced these trims.
  • Entry element three will allow for you to translate your thoughts, imagination, and concept into a final garment. Don’t forget to reference your trends and your initial drawings/illustrations to ensure we see these transfer from 2D into 3D. Keep in mind, details, fabrics, prints and silhouette applicable to your original chosen trend and your interpretation of this.
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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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Submission Checklist

Deadline 1: 22 August 2022

CHECKLIST: the above must be compiled into one A4 PDF Document.
☑ page 1: 300-word description & Trend Mood Board
☑ page 2: Illustrations
☑ page 3: Technical Drawings
☑Online application form completed

 

Deadline 2: 26 August 2022

Qualifying applicants to be notified
Qualifying applicants to Start construction of garments

 

Deadline 3: 26 September 2022

Final garments to be completed and submitted with Style sheet/guide

 

Deadline 4: 30 September 2022

The event to take place at Week of Fashion 2022

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

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