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„Designer for Tomorrow 2013“: Call for applications


Apply for the next round of the fashion talent award “Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg Duesseldorf”and take your chance!

Since 2009 the DfT award provides a visible platform for creativity. In 2013 again, five up-and-coming design talents have the opportunity to present their creations during the award show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July. The winner will be chosen during the show by a Jury Board of experts around the patron. Then, the game’s afoot: The “Designer for Tomorrow 2013” will be supported with a sustainable, individual sponsorship program that lays the foundation of a career as a fashion designer. Workshops, inspirational journeys to fashion capitals such as New York and Paris, consultancy by experts in different fields of fashion and business, acquisition of sponsors for a new collection and a whole bunch of press attention – this is how the DfT defines “supporting-emerging-fashion-talent”. As a highlight of the support, the DfT winner will present his first solo fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in January 2014 with costs completely covered by P&C, from creating the new collection to show production.

Five years “Designer for Tomorrow”! Just ask Julia Knüpfer and Joel Horwitz, Sam Frenzel, Parsival Cserer, Alexandra Kiesel and Leandro Cano! The fashion talents who have won the award in the past years. Visiting Marc Jacob’s atelier in New York. Presenting their collections to an international audience. Working for “Adidas” or “Roeckl” – since winning the fashion talent award, everyone is making his way in the fashion industry.

“The fashion talent award is the most important step in my life so far. Being part of the DfT really is a professional and personal achievement – it feels like a dream has come true. I am supported for one year with an extensive and individual sponsorship program that I can take great advantage of working on my new collection. (Leandro Cano)

Fashion design graduates, technical trainees in the fields of fashion seamstress or dressmaking: The “Designer for Tomorrow” award is awaiting your applications! For the second year in a row, the award is seeking up-and-coming fashion design talent from all over Europe. Womenswear or menswear – as long as the collection has not already been on the market – will be taken into consideration. Next step: award show. In April, together with the patron, the Jury Board will nominate the Top 5 candidates who will present their collections to a wide audience in the tent of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July. Up to then, the finalists will be provided with the unique opportunity of completing or optimizing their collections for the show with the patron‘s help and advice.

That makes your professional fashion heart leap for joy?! Apply now!

For more information visit our category: AWARD>>

The deadline for entries is February 28, 2013.

Designer for Tomorrow

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