November 20, 2014



Submission Deadline: 15 December, 2014, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 December, 2014, 6pm CET

It’s that time of year again: the Berlin skies have turned a stubborn gray, a chilly wind has started to blow unceasingly, and the beautiful colors of fall are starting to give way to the monochromatic coldness of winter. So let’s leave the real world behind and venture forth on another one of our exciting explorations, shall we?

Yes for this month’s “Naive Tribalism” challenge we’re asking you to explore the striking patterns and sumptuous colors of tribal artworks. Think crudely drawn markings and simple patterns, rough etchings of tropical flowers and wildlife, and the lush swampy colors of the heart of the jungle.

This competition is for scarves. As always, don’t forget that your print might need to be adjusted to fit the appropriate template. All templates are marked with design specifications to help you get your design just right. Please note that all Front Row Society templates may differ slightly from final manufacturing specifications, so make sure your print is versatile and flexible enough for production.

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off immediate prize of 200€ . plus one of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all - each & every time we sell 500 pieces of your design, you will receive an additional €200. This means that FRS can continue to embody the spirit of fashion democracy, rewarding our top designs again...and again...and again! We will also conduct an interview with the winner, publicizing their design across the fashion community in Berlin and worldwide.

Go here to learn more and to submit your designs.

November 19, 2014


Fashion Snoop is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women's, men's, kid's and accessories.  To learn more and subscribe to their services, go here to view their amazing site and check out their inspiring blog. 

Here is a preview of FASHION SNOOPS',  S/S 2016 ACTIVEWEAR.  To order a copy of the report, go here.


We kick off the Spring 2016 forecasts with Vertigo, dizzying visuals and good vibes in a delirious mashup, topped off with a sweet and sassy attitude. Retro shapes inspired by 60s kitsch swimwear get modernized by mixed media materials, while playful, overtly flirty details get slapped with snarky message graphics.

Seaside inspiration comes from beach bunnies galore. With cheeky and nostalgic surf style shapes like foamy high-waisted bottoms and flirty bras dominating key items and hazy cotton candy hues clashing with poppy watermelon and cherry red.

1. Bad gals 2. Airbrushing 3. Nostalgic neon 4. Sweet and Sassy 5. Apathy 6-7. Tattooed and Tweaked Icons


MUD is movement under distress. For our third active forecast this season, we focus on the primal state of stability within extreme conditions deriving from baja racing, beach volleyball and mudder races. A fusion of dry environments and sweat.

Dirt and mud terrains of mining camps, outdoors trails, mudder obstacles, canyons and ancient cemeteries create a perspective of moving forms that prove to be more than a landscape but the natural strokes of a living man made artist expression. The depth of color, organic movement of shapes and macro level functionality that it generates all can be translated into design features that coexist with the warrior spirit and articulation.

1. Letter integrated net print 2. Atlas map 3. Thermal heat 4. Tough letter logo / wrap around print 5. Peel away beauty 6. Rock mosaic 7. Fingerpaint warrior 

November 18, 2014


You can also check out her website, to view more of her work and to contact her if you need an illustrator for any projects.  To also view her past illustration posts on FV, go here.

©MELANIE BOYCHUK illustration and Fashion Vignette layout. All rights reserved. No part of these images may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the illustrator.

November 17, 2014


'The Greyfriars Fashion and Design Competition'

Discover, connect and re-imagine tartan with today’s best fashion, design and creative talents. 
The Greyfriars Fashion and Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to professional and young fashion designers, tailors, stylists, fashion design companies and other businesses in relevant industries worldwide. The Greyfriars Fashion and Design Competition is not just a Fashion and Design competition, it is an indicator of quality and creativity in design.
The finalists will receive a cash prize and be featured on high end platforms. The Greyfriars Award will assign prizes to the 3 most interesting designs. By submitting to this competition you will have the opportunity to be selected as a finalist of the Greyfriars Award in Edinburgh and be highlighted for your artistic vision.
This open call provides real opportunities and represents a bridge between young designers and the fashion industry, both in Scotland and internationally.
- Students
- Recent Fashion Design graduates
- Young talents
- Fashion design Companies
- Fashion Industry
- Stylists
Deadline for submission is Sunday, November 23rd.  To learn more and to submit your designs go here.

November 14, 2014


Sources of inspirations
Translucent Wears - Hannah Jenkinson | Xray Florals -Steven N. Meyers | Sheer Dress with Black Cut Outs - Hussein Chalayan Fall 14 | Abigail Lorick Oxfords - & Other Stories | Sheer Jacket & White Embroidered Lace Slip - Bora Aksu S/S 2015

November 13, 2014


Trend Council is a fashion trend forecasting company who delivers expert analysis and design inspirations. Their team provides a great wealth of consulting services for all your company's design needs.  Trend Council focuses on the Ladies, Juniors, Mens, Young Mens and Active markets. To learn more about their services, go here.

Here is a preview of their latest trend call out - SCOOBY DOO for the SS 2016 season

November 12, 2014


Design-A-Bag Competition, organized by Fashion Access trade fair, is open to designers and design students all over the world. It uniquely takes place via an online platform, allowing participants to submit their design illustrations from anywhere, at any time. 

The event brings together a global design community, cultivates innovation, and keeps Fashion Access plugged in with talents from variouscultures and backgrounds. 

Winners will be selected by professional judges from the fashion industry and to win a trip to the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Fashion Access March 2015 in Hong Kong. 

Cash Prizes from USD500 to USD1500 are to be awarded to winners in various categories.

Submission deadline is January 9, 2015  

For inquiries:

Check out 2014 past winners below from the Urban Super Fashion and Night Life Super Fashion categories.  


Student Group Winner - 2014

"WinWinBag"by Anneli Alton, Estonia  - School: Tartu Art College


Designer Group Winner - 2014

"F.A.N. (Fantastic Asia Night)"by Wong Wing Lung Anode, Hong Kong - Freelance Designer


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