All posts tagged: new talent

How to win a fashion competition

How to win a fashion competition

Last week, we published an article about new talent fashion competitions (read more about that here). It’s an opportunity that’s hugely popular among young people, as it’s a way to get network, feedback, PR, and if you win; recognition, a prize, and perhaps also mentoring. The people taking home the prizes are the ones with the best collections, but what describes the best collections? Read on about how to win a fashion competition. There is an immense amount of learning to be gained from participating in a fashion competition, and this is regardless of how far you are allowed. Most competitions have requirements, about what work is expected to be handed in, and often the requirements don’t differ majorly. Often there’s a brief, which should be the starting point for your inspiration, and then instructions as to how to present your work, e.g. 2-5 fashion illustrations, technical drawings, material chart, moodboard, a short description of the collection, and your CV. You can use the work later in your portfolio, which should in any case be …

Fashion designer Daria Stravinsky

Fashion designer Daria Stravinsky

During Monte Carlo Fashion Week ss16, I was lucky to run into one of Russia’s rising fashion talents; fashion designer Daria Stravinsky. She’s sweet, pretty, nice, hardworking, professional, inspiring, and pregnant – wauw! It’s hard to write about all her initiatives in little space, but to keep it short, she has her own fashion brand that takes its name after her: Dasha Stravinsky. As she describes below, one of her great passions is prints, which plays an important role in her collections, and they’re all made by Daria. Her profile caught the attention of Carlo Ramello, historical fur brand, and she became one of the young talents that he collaborates with. At the moment, she’s presenting her collection in his multi-brand boutique in Monte Carlo and San Remo. A part from having her own fashion brand, Daria is engaged in a lot of other exciting projects. Just have a read on the About page of her website, and you get an instant feel of the passion behind the work, and the curiosity to think and …

New designer Irina Krasilnikova

New designer Irina Krasilnikova

There’s a lot of cool work out there that’s hugely inspiring. New designers use their youth, ambition and talent to invent the fashion of tomorrow, and it feels wonderfully refreshing in a world with conglomerate fashion companies that are so powerful that it seems like there’s no place in the world without a Louis Vuitton store. Don’t get me wrong; I love the big brands – but I also love something more special and original. Wearing something interesting, and something not everyone has, makes you feel very special. Farfetch is an online fashion boutique with a nice variety of new fashion brands, and otherwise these new designers are mostly available in their own mono-brand store in their country of origin together with a few selected multi-brand stores. Therefore you need to be very well informed, when you visit a new place as a tourist, if you’re going to dig out any of the cool designers in some of the concept stores. I came across new designer Irina Krasilnikova during Kiev Fashion Days in Ukraine. There are …