HCA NEWS HCA International Fashion Design Competition

The deadline for participating in the design competition of 'The fairy tale dress of the year 2005' has been released. More than 100 different Danish and International high level fashion design educational institutions has received the terms.

By on - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 04 November 2004

More than 100 high level fashion design educational institutions in 40 different countries around the world will be participating in the competition to create 'The fairy tale dress of the year 2005'. The competition requirements for the competition is taking the inspiration in the visual world of H.C. Andersen and the designs of the participants has to be inspired by the paper cuts by H. C. Andersen. The International Fashion Design Competition 2005 is made possible with the support of H. C. Andersen 2005, Danmark & the Bikuben Foundation.

Deadline for participation is 15. January 2005. After this a panel of three fashion designers will select the 16 finalists, who are going to participate in the final competition. Their work will be presented at a Fashion Show at the City Hall of Odense on 23. September 2005 and afterwards exhibited at Fynen Art Museum from 30. September till 30. October 2005.

Tickets to the Fashion Show is to be sold for 300 dk plus charge at from 1 August 2005.

The 16 finalists will be invited to Odense from 3. July till 16. July 2005 to create the actual designs, they have been selected with. During the first week of their stay and working process at Beklædningsfagskolen, it will be possible for an interested audience to follow the work of the fashion design students. The last week it will be closed for the audience, who later on will get the opportunity to see the clothing objects at the fashion show and exhibition in September and October 2005.

Judging panel is:
Aico Dinkla - Fashion designer from Colombia/Holland
Tine Jensen - Fashion designer from DenmarkAnnette Meyer - Fashion designer from Holland/Denmark

Final Jury is:
Kentroy Yearwood - Fashion designer from Curacao/Belgium
Vasleska Schmidt Thomson, Fashion designer from Germany and working for Costume Nationale, Italy.
Akiko Fukai - Chief curator of Kyoto Costume Institute

The final jury will, during the fashion show on 23. September 2005, select the winners, where the first prize of 5.000 Euro and second prize of 2.500 Euro, will be given away. After that, the clothing objects will be sold on an auction. The auction is to be held at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade 33, 1260 København K., in November 2005. The income will, without any deduction, be put in a special established foundation, for future international fashion design competitions in Odense.

The originator of the project is Beklædningsfagskolen in Odense by Director Karen Maigaard. Designer Annette Meyer is project manager.

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