Fashion Designer Creation Awards (FDC 2017) - FASHION AWARD

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Organized by Department of Industrial Promotion Ministry of Industry with Institute for small and Medium Enterprises Development, fashion awards titled Fashion Designer Creation Awards, has been recently opened for entries for 2017 inviting all fashion designers, entrepreneurs and students in AEC to send their creative works to compete in FDC 2017.

Department of Industrial Promotion, the Ministry of Industry, Thailand in cooperation with the Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development(ISMED)is pleased to announce for a 3rd time fashion award Fashion Designer Creation Awards (FDC 2017).
This activity is under the Thai Fashion Industry Capability Building Project in an attempt to promote design as means to create value and develop fashion brands for designers, entrepreneurs and students working in different categories including Textile and Clothing, Leather and Shoes, and Jewelry.

For the first time, the Department of Industry Promotion is calling fashion designers throughout AEC to submit entries for the FDC Awards 2017.
With a significant role in propelling Thai fashion industry forward, the department organizes the Awards as part of the Fashion Designer Creation campaign that aims to drive growth in the fashion industry.
Participants are encouraged to embrace local wisdom, technologies and innovations in their designs, and take inspiration from ASEAN’s unique arts and culture to create captivating collections ranging from Apparel, leather and shoes to jewelry and accessory that cater to diverse tastes of ASEAN consumers, and would turn heads and set trends at regional and international runway shows.
They are encouraged to combine their unique creative prowess with fashion merchandise development to be able to meet various market demands and to be in line with global fashion trends.
With the Innofashion concept, which emphasizes the importance of each single creativity dimension, each applicant creates their merchandise collection that is distinguished, innovative and different in form, design and utility to compete in FDC 2017.

The program has aims to uncover the creative talents of fashion designers, entrepreneurs and fashion design students and enhance their creative ability to be ready for their fashion careers and business thru training and mentoring program.

Participants who are capable of developing their merchandise collections which excel in their concepts, designs and utility in line with this year’s theme, the market demands and the global fashion trends will be eligible for Fashion Design Creation 2017 in the categories as follows:

- Textile and Clothing Category
- Leather and Shoes Category,
- Jewelry Category

Applicants who get selected into the next round will get an opportunity to develop their merchandise collection under the supervision and guidance of the coach team led by Thailand’s fashion idols.

Those interested must be fashion designers (independent or hired) or fashion entrepreneurs/ business owners or undergraduate fashion designstudents or higher.

Each applicant must be an AEC citizen with a fashion portfolio or have some work experience or business background or production/distribution experience in fashion industry.

The selected collections will be eligible for FDC 2017 in 3 categories for a total 12 prizes and total prize money of 450,000 Baht. The local designers and their AEC counterparts who emerge victorious will also be presented with a citation plaque, a certificate and an overseas fashion excursion trip (only the 1st prize winner in each category will be provided with the trip), importantly an opportunity to get connected with local and overseas distributions for commercial success.

Textile and Clothing Category

4 prizes
First Prize, 1 winner - 60,000 Baht prize money, a citation plaque and a certificate plus an overseas excursion trip
Second Prize, 3 winners - 30,000 Baht prize money each, a citation plaque and a certificate

Leather and Shoes Category,

4 prizes
First Prize, 1 winner - 60,000 Baht prize money, a citation plaque and a certificate plus an overseas excursion trip
Second Prize, 3 winners - 30,000 Baht prize money each, a citation plaque and a certificate

Jewelry Category,

4 prizes
First Prize, 1 winner - 60,000 Baht prize money, a citation plaque and a certificate plus an overseas excursion trip
Second Prize, 3 winners - 30,000 Baht prize money each, a citation plaque and a certificate

Winners in each of the three categories will also receive a regional achievement certificate and a plaque, as well as an opportunity to undertake a fashion industry study tour overseas.

Applicants will be responsible for all expenses during the period of the FDC activities such as travel expenses and accommodations as well as the prototype production cost which is extra from the financial support received from the department.

Applicants who turn out to be winners will have to be ready for a fashion excursion trip overseas.

For all further informations about competition Fashion Designer Creation Awards (FDC 2017) you can visit the following official website:


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