To participate to the international Arts of Fashion competition 2018, applicants should register online. The application fee is $40 for the Fashion or Accessory category. If applicants wish to register in both categories, the application fee is $75. After confirmation of registration each applicant should submit a file of drawings/illustrations of a mini collection of 3 outfits in menswear, womenswear or a mixed collection of both menswear and womenswear or 3 accessories.

Credit photo 2018 - Luciana Val and Franco Musso

- Please read carefully the regulations below and remember that the AoFF competition is open to students registered in a School or University during the year 2017/2018 and especially before the deadline to receive their project: April 1, 2018.

- When a first student from an institution registered, the name of his/her School or University appears on the AoF website page of the competition. The main criteria for being part of the first 50 selected are truly creativity in Fashion design and concept, as well as a well-crafted project.

- When the first jury meets at the end of April, samples of fabric / material are also highly inportant in the student file. This is why we do not accept file submission online.

With regards to the rise of design competitions being increasingly managed by fashion businesses and their communication offices for commercial gains, the Arts of Fashion Foundation is proud to assure students that the Arts of Fashion competition has been organized by a group of volunteers and designers for more than 10 years with no commercial motives. This unique competition is dedicated solely to celebrate emerging designers and their creativity.

- Student work is protected and therefore not in view, nor is sold to trend offices and design studios.

- Students don't give up the intellectual property rights of their designs when they participate in the competition of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

- Student projects received by April 1 are judged by a carefully selected jury of fashion design professors who travel on their own budget

- The 50 selected students finalists present their work on the runway in front of carefully selected jury of fashion professionals at the end of october in San Francisco. They compete for scholarships allowing them to participate to the unique MasterClasses and apprenticeships with creative studios around the world.

The Arts of Fashion is dedicated to bringing the best sources of education and research to students and designers.

Go here, to learn more and to apply for the competition.

    H&M DESIGN AWARD 2018   


H&M wants to find the most promising graduates from the world’s top fashion schools and give them the opportunity to progress their career in fashion. Are you the new design talent we’re looking for? Take the chance and apply for the H&M Design Award.

The competition is open to graduating 2017 BA or MA students with garment-based collections. All applications must be received by July 31, 2017. Apply here.

The semi-finalists will be announced on September 14, 2017.

The final will be held in London at the beginning of December 2017.


The winner will be awarded a prize of €25,000 as well as a six month, paid internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm, working alongside the design team that develops our most fashion-forward collections. In addition, all finalists, including the winner, will be awarded €5,000 for making it to the final.


The paid internship includes a monthly salary, –accomodation in Stockholm and a return flight to Stockholm as well as other benefits. The internship runs from January 2018 to June 2018 and will be tailored for the winner according to their skills and previous experience.

The winner has the option to exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000. The total prize sum will then amount to €50,000.


WGSN and ARTS THREAD are Calling Out to 2016 & 2017 graduates for the opportunity to become the Winner of the Future Creator Award São Paulo.

Revolving round the WGSN Futures Summit São Paulo to be held July 27 at EBAC - Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas, São Paulo. Is your School Final Project the one that makes you the winner of the Future Creator Award Winner São Paulo?

The Future Creator Award Winner São Paulo will form part of WGSN and ARTS THREAD’s strategy to celebrate one Future Creator Award Winner in each of the six cities that form part of WGSN’s Futures Summit schedule for 2017. Each contest open to emerging talent from the region of the summit, the six winners will represent the finest emerging talent from around the world.*

See last month’s Future Creator Award London Shortlist

You will be part of WGSN Futures Summit São Paulo – a day-long event filled with inspirational content and networking that will change the way we see the world. This year’s theme is the Future of Consumer Experience. We spend a lot of time thinking about them – what they love (or loathe); where they shop; where they socialise; what they dream. But how do you anticipate what’s ahead? Link to WGSN Futures Summit São Paulo to learn more.

Winner will be given the opportunity to attend WGSN Futures São Paulo (travel and accommodation budget up to £500 GBP) to promote themselves and their work to senior decision makers –
showcase their work at WGSN Futures São Paulo to senior decision makers
5 minute talk within the WGSN Futures São Paulo summit
WGSN + ARTS THREAD Blog features online + social media promotion on both WGSN + ARTS THREAD
opportunity to network and learn key future consumer trends at this leading industry event.
ticket to WGSN Futures São Paulo worth R$995,00+
travel & accommodation to WGSN Futures São Paulo refunded up to £500 GBP

In addition –
All shortlisted entries will be showcased online on both WGSN and ARTS THREAD as Future Creator Award São Paulo Finalists

At WGSN Futures São Paulo the winner will be exposed to high caliber executives from different fields that go from Fashion, Beauty, Design, among many others. The WGSN + ARTS THREAD Future Creator Award São Paulo also includes social media recognition on WGSN’s accounts such as Instagram (132k followers), Facebook (155k likes) and on Insider, WGSN’s blog. This is a great opportunity to put your work in the eyes of various making decision professionals and individuals all around the globe present in your social media. In addition, the finalists will be promoted on the ARTS THREAD newsletter and social media channels – combined reach of 125k.

WHO CAN ENTER: open to 2017 & 2016 graduate artists and designers who have nationality or are resident in South America and Central America.

ENTRY: Free to apply

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday July 21 2017 Midnight GMT

HOW TO ENTER: Simply upload your School Final Project to your ARTS THREAD portfolio – login or register to create a portfolio account & then complete our online WGSN + ARTS THREAD Future Creator Award São Paulo Entry Formwhere we will ask you to describe the inspiration and key points of your project and why you and your work should win the WGSN + ARTS THREAD Future Creator Award.

*WGSN’s Futures Summit schedule for 2017 London / New York / Melbourne / Hong Kong / São Paulo / Cape Town