FASHION DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD
The International Design Awards is searching for fashion designers who know how to make an impact. The fashion design of the year winner will be a pioneer with the vision to explore new territory and the ability to set the agenda for style-conscious consumers everywhere. A leader and not a follower, our winner will have a fresh approach to fashion, creating innovative collections and being unafraid to make waves.
Our competition seeks to recognise those who can take a spark of inspiration and brilliance and turn it into something that turns heads and really stands out on the catwalks. We want to celebrate those who are able to create a signature style and use colour and movement to create stunning outfits which evoke feelings of excitement, passion and longing.
Each year we are proud to receive entries from fashion designers at the very peak of their career who want to showcase their latest collections and avant-garde creations to the world. Join them by submitting your entry today.
The IDA’s Fashion Design of the Year Award is awarded to designers with the vision to explore and chart new territory in the world of fashion, and the ability to set the agenda for style-conscious consumers everywhere.
- Cultural/Traditional Costumes
- Plus Size
- Recycled/Sustainable Fashion
- Casual shoes
- Dress Shoes
- Footwear Innovation
- Innovative Children's Footwear
- Natural Material/ Vegan Footwear
- Recycled Materials
- Sandals and slippers
- Special Purpose Shoes
- Sports Performance Footwear
- New technology fabrics
- Textile/print design
- Accessories (eyewear, watches, gloves, hat, belts, scarves, ties)
- Travel Accessories
Deadlines & Fees
IDA invite architects, builders, engineers and design teams to submit their projects of conceptual, in-progress or completed work.
Winners are chosen based on one project submitted; and not for a body of work.
Early Bird Deadline-10% Discount
Extended Earlybird-5% Discount
Extended Final Deadline
There are no further fees for certificate, trophy, inclusion in publication and the winners’ services.
* Multiple entries must be paid at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”. An entry paid at a later time will be counted as a “first entry”.
** You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time but must be in the same disciplines. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged at 50% in the same discipline.
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.
FASHION DESIGN OF THE YEAR, PROFESSIONAL
The fashion design of the year winner will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA awards winning stainless steel trophy.
EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, STUDENT
This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of graphic design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguishes panel of judges
Prizes and Promotions
The Winner of the Fashion Design of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.
Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalised press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.
Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.
ONLINE DESIGN DIRECTORY
inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.
PUBLISHED IN THE ANNUAL BOOK
The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
A handsome certificate to promote your winning.
IDA WINNERS SEAL
Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.
SUBMISSION IS ONLINE AND IS COMPLETED IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS:
1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.
2. Fill in the simple online submission form–remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.
3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.
4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.
Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) can be submitted per entry—The first 5 images should be JPG files. The remaining 5 images can be JPG or PDF. Size for JPG files: 1000 pixels on the longest side, maximum file size 4 MB. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only 6 pages per file, Max 4 MB.
Entries should include as much detail as possible, including images of each side of the garment or collection. You can include patterns showing the construction of the garment.
Where the project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both “before” and “after” images.
Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than 5 years before the time of submission are not eligible.
Description of the project should be limited to 600 characters or less.
Projects will not be judged until payments have been received.