Futurebase fabric design contest is organised by ITHIB – Istanbul Textile and Raw Material Exporters’ Association and contest is open to international students with interesting awards and opportunities
In first step you are required to prepare 4 high resolution visuals of fabric designs in digital format within the chosen theme and the moodboard are needed.
You may decide the production techniques that will apply to your designs ( weaving , knitting ,printing or a nonwoven surface production techniques)
Bear in mind that the 4 designs will be combined by the Fashion Designer Tuvana Buyukcinar into a Capsule Fashion collection.
Don’t forget ! The first step is only uploading the 4 digital designs with the moodboard and the explanation.
Final 11 design projects will be produced in fabric factories in Istanbul. A Turkish fashion designer will create a small fashion collection from the fabrics produced
The 11 finalist will be invited to Istanbul and have the opportunity to see their designs on catwalk during a fashion show . You may see some photos of the last year’s event on the website.
This fashion show will take place in a 5-star hotel in Istanbul with the participation of celebrities and international and local press.
All the expenses such as accommodation, travel, etc., of the 11 finalists will be covered by ITHIB. You may find briefly positive outcomes of this competition:
1) Money Award
first place shall be awarded 12.000 €
second place shall be awarded 9.000 €
third place shall be awarded 6.000 €
and there is the special award of 3500 €
2) Cat Walk
The final 11 projects will become a mini fashion collection by a Turkish designer and will be presented with the name of each finalist in a 5-star hotel. ITHIB will cover the expenses of the finalists’ round trip to Istanbul and accommodation.
3) Other Awards
The contestants, who take the first three places, shall also be awarded the entitlement to visit Premiére Vision Paris Show in February 2023.
The 11 finalists’ fabric designs for the mini collection will be produced in Turkey. The designers who prefer to assist the production stage will be hosted by the organization.
In the following link you may find detailed information about the contest and apply for it.
The deadline is 24 th June 2022.