Submission Deadline: 15 May, 2015, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 May, 2015, 6pm CET

Our previous challenge “The Tempest” explored the chaos and devastation that Mother Nature can unleash on the earth, when in the grip of a stormy mood. Even the fiercest fires don’t burn forever though, and every storm has its subsequent calm. For our “After the Storm” challenge, it’s the gentle aftermath we’re asking you to focus on, those moments when the storm clouds have cleared and the earth appears itself once again.

Imagine the subdued pitter-patter of dripping tree branches, heavy with water from the recent deluge. Fragments of delicate flowers and plants are washed downriver, swept along with the newly flooded currents. The whole world looks as though it’s been washed clean and returned to order, but traces of the recent squall remain in tattered feathers and crumpled petals, as if the storm had abandoned its work halfway through. We’re looking for roughly painted watercolors, or unfinished sketches that show us your vision of the calm after the storm.

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off prize of 200€ once the collection launches on the website plus a sample of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all – if your design receives 500 orders on wholesale, 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 into the competition, go here