The 15th Istanbul International Fabric Design Contest 2021, organized by Istanbul Textile and Raw Material Exporters’ Association (ITHIB) recently has announced, inviting all textile professionals and college, university or design academy students or graduates to participate.
This year ITHIB Fabric Design Contest embraces the nature like it never did before and stands up against depleting resources, tells us to be aware! It thanks the nature!
You can choose from the following themes:
➜ All that shimmers - All the strength and glimmer you look for is in the nature
➜ Ethically Made!
➜ Eco Intelligence
➜ Earth Lab
➜ You need to submit 4 different fabric designs.
➜ The designs should not be subject of commerce, should be industrially producible and should have applicable characteristics
➜ The designs should be inspired by one of the proposed themes. Fabric designs should be addressed to outfits and be applicable to industrial production. Please be aware that these 4 fabric designs will be combined by a Turkish Designer to form a mini fashion collection.
➜ The contestant should describe the production techniques that will apply to their designs in the stage of fabric production that will be done by leading textile companies in Turkey. The allowed production technics are weaving, knitting, printing and spunlace. Please don’t forget to indicate the technic you prefer for each of your design. The contestant may prefer max 2 technics.
➜ The designs should be untraded orginal works and should be industrially producible and applicable to the nature in Turkey.
➜ The digital file should contain moodboard, the high-resolution images of the 4 textile designs and details about the yarn type to be used such as the yarn expansion, fiber content range, sources of procurement, dye. Please indicate the material of the fabric such as cotton, silk, wool etc. related to your designs.
➜ Only one or more yarn types can be prefered for your designs. Don’t forget to indicate the material you used in each of your design.
➜ The digital file, must include the project title, theme, and the detailed description of the 4 fabric designs with the production technics and the material of the fabric. The description should be maximum 5000 words.
➜ A seperate document of curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the system.
Digital project file should be:
➜ The digital file should be maximum 50 MB in size.
➜ The 4 images can be photos, scans, computer drawings or colored hand drawings.
➜ The contents of the digital file should be created and uploaded as pdf or MS Powerpoint as a unique document.
➜ The designer’s creativity
➜ Originality and novelty of the design
➜ Suitability for improvement and applicability of the techniques used for the fabric design
➜ Selection of materials and material – design compatibility
➜ Properties that enhance the fabric’s added value and technical characteristics
The 20 finalists will be selected to the second stage. The finalists will be asked to produce the physical samples of their fabric designs in one of the following dimensions: 20x20cm or 40x40cm or 50x50cm. The candidates will present their designs to the jury verbally. The jury will select the 10 finalists who will take part in the fashion show.
The final of the contest will be held on 12 November 2021. The winners will be announced by jury the same day after a glamorous fashion show.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The contest is open to textile professionals and college, university or design academy students or graduates.