Warehouse design competition

Monday, 18 May 2009
Warehouse, Britsh Fashion CouncilIn celebration of 25 years of the British Fashion Council (BFC) and London Fashion Week, the BFC and high street store Warehouse have launched the Warehouse Design Competition. Course tutors from many of the UK’s leading design courses, who are members of the BFC’s Colleges Council are asked to submit the strongest portfolios from this graduating year for consideration.

The winner will see pieces from their graduate collection produced and sold in up to eight Warehouse stores nationwide during September’s London Fashion Week. They will also be offered a sixth month design placement at Warehouse, post graduation. The winner will have the opportunity to work with the Warehouse development team to see their designs into production before going on to work on other projects. Two runners up will also be offered a two week work experience placement with the opportunity to have their work and profile featured on the Warehouse website.

Warehouse, British Fashion CouncilA panel of judges including Grazia’s Style Director, Paula Reed, and Chair of the British Fashion Council’s Development Committee, Hilary Riva, will choose the winning portfolio that not only shows exceptional design ability but also encapsulates the Warehouse woman.

Hilary Riva, Chair of the British Fashion Council’s Development Committee, commented: "The experience that this competition will give the winner is invaluable. The BFC’s Colleges Council is looking to develop more opportunities for graduates to gain experience and develop skills. I would like to thank Warehouse for launching this fantastic initiative.”

The closing date for entries is 20th May 2009.

Image: Warehouse

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