INVITATION to the ZERO WASTE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION 2018

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INVITATION to the ZERO WASTE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION 2018

We invite you to participate at the Zero Waste Fashion Design Competition 2018, announced by the Faculty of Design, Associated Member of University of Primorska.

The purpose of the Zero Waste Fashion Design Competition is to encourage young designers and artists to reduce waste, reuse and transform clothing and to design without any waste. Waste is becoming a growing problem in the world, and in the pursuit of sustainable design in the fashion industry, it is of utmost importance.

Sustainable design in fashion, as part of the competition, relates to the design and to the reduction of waste (Zero Waste), the reuse of waste or discarded products and materials, the processing and transformation, reconstruction of clothing, up-cycling and recycling of clothing and waste.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Designers and creators from 18 years of age can participate in the competition, making clothes in accordance with the requirements of the tender.

In line with the tender, all interested designers can submit their application by 20th September 2018 at the latest (by 23:59 that day). Group projects / group applications cannot enter the competition; only individual applications are accepted.

AWARD AND EXHIBITION OF PRODUCTS

  • Upon completion of the application deadline, the expert commission will review and evaluate the received applications and select 5 finalists who will send the finished clothes for evaluation within the agreed deadline.
  • The finalists of the competition will get to participate in the “Summer School” of SUSTAINABLE DESIGN that will be carried out by the Faculty of Design in 2019 as well as the possibility to present the selected clothes at the exhibition within THE MONTH OF THE GREEN SPACE during the Month of Design events (at the Design City of Ljubljana).
  • Upon completion of the selection, the expert commission will announce the winner of the contest out of the 5 finalists.
  • The winner of the competition receives a presentation article in the Gloss magazine and will be promoted at all presentations of the Faculty of Design.

REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION

The application documentation must be submitted in digital form.

A valid electronic application must be submitted by 20th September 2018 at the latest, by 23:59 that day. Further information can be obtained via e-mail zerowaste@fd.si. The organizer reserves the right to make changes if they deem to be necessary.

The applicant must submit the following documentation:

  1. A short CV of the applicant and a review of the previous work (portfolio) − the most important projects (in the image form).
  2. A brief description of the concept of the clothing collection (textual presentation of the collection, at least 350 characters without spaces in Slovenian or English).
  3. Presentation “Mood Board,” which covers inspirational starting points, colours, references, etc.
  4. Presentation of a minimum 4 clothing designs (“outfits”) with fashion sketches or illustrations and technical drawings, describing the details and characteristics of the garment. Shoes and accessories are not the subject of the competition.

(guidelines: create a folder called “sketches of the collection” and store the sketches of the collection there); Snap files to .rar or. zip format.

  1. It is not necessary to submit manufactured prototypes in the online registration phase. A minimum of 3 photos (front, back and side) of one outfit design must be provided. Photos should be at least 1500 x 1500 dpi. A detailed presentation of the realized clothing models is required.
  2. Garments must be made in accordance with sustainable principles of clothing design which include zero waste, re-cycling (up-cycling« in »re-cycling), reconstruction or redesign.
  3. It is necessary to provide information on used textile materials and other “waste” materials, including the indication of the raw material composition, the type of material and the source of the waste.
  4. Photographs of the materials and / or waste used in the plan of tailoring (sketched display with cut pieces, length and width of the material) must be provided in the case where a zero waste principal is used.
  5. After the completion of the selection of 5 finalists, 1 prototype of the outfit should be submitted.
  6. All works must be original creations created by the applicant and must not be previously publicly displayed.

KEY DATES

  • Invitation to the competition: June 2018.
  • On-line registration and submission of all necessary documentation:

by 20th September, 2018 by 23.59 hours at the latest.

  • Selection of five finalists: no later than 28th September, 2018.
  • Delivery of clothes of the selected finalists of the competition: by 8th October, 2018.
  • Announcement of the winner of the competition: 17th October, 2018 at the 5th ALICE Conference, The City of Design.
  • Exhibition of the selected clothing of the finalists of the competition: from 17th October, 2018 within the Month of Design.

EXPERT JURY:

The jury will be composed of diverse experts from the field of fashion design and representatives of the Faculty of Design.

Members of the jury:

  • Assoc. Prof. Mateja Benedetti,
  • Assoc. Prof. Tanja Devetak,
  • Assoc. Prof. Metod Črešnar,
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. Damjana Celcar,
  • Almina Duraković, M.A., lecturer.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

INVITATION to the ZERO WASTE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION 2018

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