AFI FASTRACK, FASTRACKING YOUR FASHION FUTURE.
Are you South Africa’s next Design Star?.
Join AFI Fastrack 2014 and vie for a spot in the limelight. The action unfolds during the runway showdown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg in March 2014. The programe presents an opportunity for young designers to fastrack and launch their careers
Three top designers will be selected and will each claim a cash prize plus a 3 month intensive internship with leading design houses await.
Only the best talent will make the cut. Do you have what it takes?
AFI Fastrack 2014 is now open for application!
Closing date for submission is 15 January 2013. Competition date is March 2013
ABOUT AFI FASTRACK
AFI Fastrack is an annual fashion designer development programme that curates South Africas most promising new talent and helps launch the fashion careers. Now in its third year, the programme continues to develop the next generation of South African fashion design stars by building capability and profiling them at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week platforms. Three winners will be selected and will each claim a cash prize of R10 000.00. plus a 3 month intensive internship with leading design houses await. Upon colpetion of the internship they will have an opportunity to launch to launch their capsule collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa. One winner also walks away with with the AFI Young designer of the Year award, which has an additional cash injection to the one who best captures originality, innovation, commercial and global relevance. As susch, all submissions will undergo three stringent rounds of judging. 10 finalists are then selected to present a collection based on their graduate collections for funal judging. AFI Fastrack is a young designer development platform, an initiative of African Fashion International.
• Participant must be 2013 fashion Design Graduate.
• Participant must not be pursuing any further studies during 2014.
• Participants must be South African Citizen between 16 to 30 years old.
• Participants must be available for a 3month internship programme between the months of April and July in South Africa Should they win.
• Participants must be able to attend the final selection in the month of March 2014. Finalists will be invited to Joburg at the organisers cost.
Six (6) designs must be innovative, original and previously unreleased to the public.
The 6 designs must be one of the following categories only:
• 6 Female Outfits
• 6 Male Outfits
• 4 Female + 2 Male Outfits
• 4 Male + 2 Female Outfits
6 designs sketched on individual A4-sized boards, technical drawings (To include front and back views of each design)
• Fabric Swatches
• Details of Accessories (If Any)
Please number each board from 1 – 6
OBLIGATIONS OF WINNERS
Prospective winners must complete and submit an official internship agreement to AFI, and such agreement must be accepted by the internship mentor. The winners must complete his / her internship programme and maintain satisfactory progress. If the winner’s cumulative performance falls below average standard, the internship programme will be suspended. Each winner must finish his / her internship programme at the assigned Sponsor by July 2014.
An event of: African Fashion International
Sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz South Africa:
In Partnership with: Gauteng Growth and Development Agency
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