Submission Deadline: 31 July, 2014, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 01 August, 2014, 6pm CET

Nocturnality is a form of crypsis, an adaptation to avoid or enhance predation. Predators hunt at night as their prey suffer from poor night vision. Other species are active at night, because their predators are diurnal. Yet in the darkness, there appears to be a mystical multitude of colors, a fascinating dark iridescence. For this month’s scarves design challenge want you to explore the strange nature of nocturnal animals.

Think of the transparent wings of houseflies and dragonflies, the near-metallic colors of scales on beetles and butterflies, the beautifully shimmering feathers of hummingbirds. Picture the black panthers and other night predators, perfectly camouflaged and patiently stalking their prey in the dark; a whole other world coming to life while you are sleeping.

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 FRS 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.

To learn more and to submit your designs, go here