SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards now is over!
The SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards, under the theme of Japanese materials has been recently opened for entries with a mission to connect traditional Japanese industries and young designers to create new ideas for the future.
The SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards now is calling for entries!
The mission of the SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards is to connect traditional Japanese industries and young designers to create new ideas for the future.
From 2012 to 2019, SAKURA COLLECTION held design awards under the theme of "Japan" mainly for fashion students in Asia, and these awards produced 38 grands prix.
From this year, organiser will pick a specific Japanese material as the theme to work on and the SAKURA COLLECTION FASHION DESIGN AWARDS will be reborn an international online contest without borders.
This year’s theme is "Enshu Men Tsumugi", traditional textiles from Shizuoka Prefecture.
Shizuoka's traditional textiles Enshu Men Tsumugi have continued since the Edo period (1603-1868). Honoring tradition, the yarn is dyed in colors that evoke images of Japan’s four distinct seasons, and the fabric is still woven carefully on traditional looms at no more than 40 meters/day to ensure it is incredibly soft to touch. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), inspired by the demand for such soft and exceptional fabric, the city of Hamamatsu saw the introduction of the power loom and its textile industry formed an industrial base that includes the Toyota and Suzuki motor companies and instrument manufacturer, Yamaha, while it remains one of Japan’s three largest textile production areas to this day.
➜ You can submit design of women's wear, men's wear or children’s wear using Enshu Men Tsumugi.
➜ It is possible to design by combining the Enshu Men Tsumugi and another material or by combining multiple types of Enshu Men Tsumugi. If using a combination with another material please specify the material(s) used. You need to specify the required length of Enshu Men Tsumugi for the work.
➜ a portfolio summarizing past creations.
➜ Please prepare the application documents in Japanese or English.
The winners will be announced on March 2021.
This competition is open to fashion design students or non-professional designers over the world. Group applications are also possible.
● Right to sell works on the SAKURA COLLECTION semi-custom-made system https://sakuracollectionmall.com ● Grand Prix of the Year: Culture trip in Japan ● Collaboration project with sponsor companies, etc.
There is no entry fee to participate!