SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards 2021 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 project has relaunched its SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards 2021 as an international competition, open to fashion design students or non-professional designers from all parts of the world.
The mission of these awards is to connect traditional Japanese industries and young designers to create new ideas for the future.
From 2012 to 2019, design awards under the theme of “Japan,” were held mainly for fashion students in Asia, and these awards produced 38 grands prix. Since 2020, the organizers have picked a specific Japanese material as the theme to work on and the SAKURA COLLECTION Fashion Design Awards were reborn as an international online contest without borders. This year’s theme is: Futakoshi Chirimen (Hitta Crepe) fabric.
Chirimen is a one of traditional Japanese fabrics of Edo period woven with a stronger weft than warp.
Of the two types, Hitokoshi and Futakoshi Chirimen, Futakoshi is more complex, bringing together two thickly woven threads in an alternating pattern from the right and left. This process gives the fabric a unique fine texture, which is not only exceptionally soft, but also light and breathable. Historically, many traditional kimonos are made with this fabric and then dyed to create the beautiful colors and designs we love. This Futakoshi Chirimen is printed in Kyoto on cloth made in Hokuriku, Japan.
➜ Please design a pair of your favorite pair-looks, such as "brothers and sisters," "parents and children," "kids and pets," etc., to match a piece of "kids' wear assuming a height of 140cm.
➜ It is possible to design by combining to Futakoshi Chirimen and another material prepared by yourself (ex. Futakoshi Chirimen + material prepared by yourself), or by combining multiple types of Futakoshi Chirimen. If using a combination with another material you have prepared, please specify the material(s) used. Please specify the required length of Futakoshi Chirimen for the work.
➜ you need to submit also a portfolio summarizing past creations.
➜ Please prepare the application documents in Japanese or English. Multiple works can be submitted.
No Entry FeeThere is no entry fee to participate!
This competition is open to fashion design students or non-professional designers over the world. Group applications are also possible.
The creators of the best designs will earn the right to sell their works on the SAKURA COLLECTION semi-custom-made system, as well as to participate in a collaboration project with sponsor companies.