Something exciting is brewing at Chasewood Chase Sydney and it's called the Fashion New Year; an inaugural fashion design competition calling all budding fashion designers with the chance for the winner to be rewarded with an internship with one of Australia's fashion greats, Lisa Ho.
As you probably already know, I've been a huge supporter of our amazing emerging designers so I jumped at the opportunity to do my part in raising awareness of this amazing opportunity.
The premiere fashion design competition launched by Chatswood Chase Sydney will see aspiring local fashion designers putting their best creations forward to impress and score a two-week internship with the legendary Lisa Ho. Fashion New Year will give local design students who are currently enrolled in a fashion or design course, or anyone who has completed studies in the field in the last 12 months, the opportunity to learn alongside Lisa Ho and gain first hand experience in the industry.
To enter, students will submit an entry form to Chatswood Chase Sydney accompanied by three to five high resolution images of their sketches and finished garment. Their designs will seek to showcase an innovative fusion of current and future fashion trends. Designs serving up sustainable style will also be recognised by the judging panel with additional points.
The top five finalists will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges comprising professionals in the industry followed by a round of public voting to decide on the overall winner - so I'm pleased to finally be able to announce I have been selected to be part of the judging panel! I feel so honoured to be able help out new Aussie talent so get entering budding designers! Please spread the word if you know of anyone deserving of winning this internship!
ENTRIES OPEN: Monday 11 February, 2013
TO ENTER: Complete the entry form and submit up to five photographs showcasing your Fashion New Year design, including finished garment.
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 15 March, 2013
PUBLIC VOTE: Thursday 21 March to Thursday 4 April, 2013