We have contacted over 50 International colleges to invite them all to take part in the WHO’S NEXT/ARTS THREAD Fashion Graduate Competition.
10 Designers will be selected from the following categories: Womenswear Menswear Footwear Accessories/Jewellery
These 10 winning graduates will be able to show their recent collection for one time only at Who’s Next Paris January 19-22 2013.
We will invite the fashion industry and press to judge the graduates who have uploaded their portfolios on the Arts Thread website – deadline December 07 2012. Upload your portfolio by registeringhere
Over the last two seasons the judging panel has included: Géraldine Florin from GALERIE LAFAYETTE, Kristina Szasz from KARL LAGERFELD, Géraldine Dormoy from L’EXPRESS STYLE , Marck Ronzier of L’APPART PR , Craig Prest from HENRI LLOYD, Barbara Kennington from TEXPRINT, Matthew Abbott from CALVIN KLEIN, Song Haldeman of HARVEY NICHOLS HONG KONG, Heidi Hoelzer from SCOOP NYC, & Ryan Zentner, REALLY GREAT THINGS USA.
The lucky 10 will be announced on Friday December 14 2011.
The winners will be not only the most talented graduates who have aspirations to launch their own brand/collection, in addition they need to prove and understand the importance of make, production and sales and marketing, as in Paris there will be buyers who will be interested in buying their collection.
WHO”S NEXT PARIS and the ARTS THREAD blog team will promote every designer selected to the international press and media well in advance of the show, as well as before, during and after the event.
Image Credits: WHO’S NEXT/ARTS THREAD Fashion Competition winners June 2012.