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Participation rules

 

1. ORGANIZERS:

New Bulgarian University and Balkan Fashion Week

2. PARTICIPANTS:

Eligible for participation are:

- Students - last year of Bachelor's or Master's Degree Program in Fashion Design

- Young designers (up to 35 years old), self-employed or employed by another brand

3. APPLICATION:

- Registration is open until 30/1/2019 - online on the contest website www.ideamoda.net

- Necessary information:

● Completed registration form

● Short CV (up to 1 page), photo of the applicant included

● Graduate diploma

● Certificate from a higher education institution (for students)

● For young designers: brief presentation of their previous work in a PDF document, certificate, awards, media appearances

- Deadline for receipt of paper portfolios: 23/02/2019 at:
21 Montevideo Street, NBU, Corpus 2, floor 5, office 509
1618, Sofia, Bulgaria

- Required materials:

● Portfolio in a single PDF file containing:

  • a description of the concept (up to 250 words)

  • color or black sketches and technical drawings of the designs, textile and knitwear material samples

● The collection should consists of 5 to 8 women’s or men’s wear

● Photo session can be presented if there is an existent collection already

* All projects and materials sent by the participants can be used to promote the contest (event catalog, website, blog, presentation of the participants, etc.)

4. SELECTION:

25 - 28/02/2019

  • FIRST SELECTION BY THE JURY (12 finalists are selected)

18/05/2019

  • Presentation of the collections in ready garments with a complete look (accessories, shoes, make-up, hair)

21/05/2019

  • Final - public catwalk with media

* The organizers reserve the right to reject models that do not meet the project or professional performance requirements.

5. JURY:

The jury consists of national and international fashion experts, designers, stylists, journalists, fashion photographers, etc. The selection criteria comprise creativity, Zeitgeist, innovation and applicability or a possibility to make applicable. At the final stage the preciseness and quality of work will be assessed.

 

6. AWARDS:

- First award - BGN 10,000

- Second award - Master Program at the Fashion and Business Strategies Ministry of the NBU

- Third award - professional sewing machine "JUKI"

- Special awards:

Textile support from Miroglio EAD

● Participation in "Balkan Fashion Week"

 

7. EXPENSES:

- All costs for the collections, travel expenses and accomodation in Sofia during the final of the contest are at the expense of the participants.

- The organizers ensure the complete preparation and realization of the final event (location, lighting, sound, technical performance, models, shooting, MUA).

 

8. RIGHTS:

All collections remain property of the designers. The organizers retain the rights to print and digital materials.

 

9. RESPONSIBILITIES:

The organizers are not responsible for stolen and damaged portfolios and clothing.