In order to promote and raise awareness of sustainable textiles and the endless opportunities sustainable fashion offers, we have invited 18 great designers from the Nordic countries to take part in a design competition. Asked to design two outfits each, 3-4 designers from each country are participating.
The purpose of the competition is to showcase new, innovative materials that pollute and affect the climate to a lesser degree than traditional materials. The competition has an overall educational focus on awakening fashion companies into taking on a more responsible approach, and also on inspiring new innovation in materials and usage.
The designers have been asked to choose four or five different sustainable textiles, including e.g. Ingeo and milk fiber. Besides the textiles made available by our collaborator CLASS, the designers have been allowed to incorporate cut-offs, leftovers, recycled textiles and vintage pieces, if desired. They have also been asked to produce a portfolio with illustrations of the outfits as well as documentation of the design process and materials used. The portfolios will accompany the outfits for judging.
The Fashion Summit runway show will present the results of the design competition. An expert panel of judges has been asked to judge the competition and choose one winner. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will announce the winner of the competition.