Mittelmoda, one of the oldest international fashion design contest for young talents, this year is coming back for the 24th year and is calling out for the 2017 edition of the most international fashion contest ever.
The competition is promoted by Mittelmoda International Lab in collaboration with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, SMI - Sistema Moda Italia, Fondazione Industrie Cotone Lino and Milano Unica.
Every year the organizers receive entries from over 600 fashion, arts and design schools from 44 countries worldwide.
Mittelmoda is also Lab, permanent observatory on the emerging creativity involved and reached by the contest.
The project is non-profit, independent, and for this reason is able to aim at supporting the young designers’ creativity unconditionally, offering a meeting point and a place where to compare ideas, proposals, innovations and creations to the representatives of the leading brands in the fashion design system, to the international mass media, to the specialized public, to the professors, to the graduates in fashion design as well as to the emergent fashion talent.
Budding fashion designers and fashion design students of the art & design colleges from all over the world have until the 31st of March 2017 to get their submissions in to run for the selection phase and then, if they are lucky enough, to get a capsule fashion show on Mittelmoda’s catwalk and be awarded one of the many prizes available.
The candidate is required to submit a professionally BOUND portfolio in A4 format(cm 21x29,7)containing:
- the drawings - in two copies (or coloured photocopies) - of a minimum of 5 OUTFITS complete with ACCESSORIES.
- 1 outfit of the enrolled collection must have a "touch of red" in order to be eligible for the Lectra Special Award. Lectra will award the most innovative look of the enrolled collection; the Lecra Prize will be the Suites Lectra for the industrialization of the winning collection.
Students will have to create one TOTAL LOOK specifically created for Lectra and will have to be characterized by “a touch of red” (to be consistent with the “Fil Rouge” concept).
Each drawing must be NUMBERED and marked at the back with the NAME and SURNAME of the designer and its COMPLETE TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION on the back, in no more than 250 words.
Each accessory must clearly match with a numbered outfit; a text detailing the concept of the collection in no more than 250 words;
Mittelmoda The Fashion Award is not only a competition for fashion designers and fashion design students, it is much more than this, it is a totalizing experience, an occasion of comparison and exchange, an occasion of growth.
An excellent technical Jury will meet in the next months to examine and value the portfolios containing the projects enrolled and to select the collections complete of accessories which will participate to the final phase of the event.
Selection criteria will include: creativity, international and feasibility.
Selected candidates will be invited to take part in the finals and will be asked to create their collections (Outfits + Accessories) to be shown on Mittelmoda’s catwalk in a collective fashion show. The Most Experimental Collection and the Most Creative Collection will be awarded with cash prizes. Several Special Awards will be announced as well.
The competition is promoted by Mittelmoda International Lab in collaboration with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, SMI – Sistema Moda Italia, Fondazione Industrie Cotone Lino and Milano Unica.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
No Entry Fee!
Who can participate? ⇣
The competition is open to the following categories:
- students in their last year at college (undergraduate and post-graduate level) who will graduate (or get a Diploma) in 2017 as fashion designers.
- young fashion designers either graduates of Fashion Colleges or in their early career - in house or self-employed