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.
Who can participate? ⇣
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.