April 1, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA + ARTS THREAD



The CFDA+ certification has been created to recognize the best of the emerging talent coming from the fashion design programs globally. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has partnered with Arts Thread for this unprecedented opportunity, which will celebrate the “elite” in fashion design internationally.


The certification supports all aspects of the design process, acknowledging accomplishments in the areas of:
Research and concept
Design
Artisanal / Craft / Textile
Construction / Technical abilities
Illustration
Digital expertise
Color
Mastery of fabric and/or technique
Brand Communication


The CFDA has developed a platform where the industry can view the top tier of international fashion design talent, highlighting graduates who may have varied skillets, including but not limited to: 

An accomplished practitioner exhibiting high standards in time honored traditions;
A skillful inventor with a deep understanding of a craft;
A solid designer with great awareness of market and need;
A forward thinker expressing great ingenuity and a profound awareness of his/her own creativity.


Entry Requirements: Entry by invitation only. Schools are invited to submit qualified design students who will graduate/earn a BFA or MFA degree (or the equivalent) inclusive of those graduating in the academic year 2014-2015 (late 2014 for Australia/New Zealand).

Final submission deadline:  July 17th, 2015.  Go here to learn more. 

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