Re-imagination “Fashion as part of the ecosystem”
Do you have what it takes to re-examine the essence of fashion and make it reanimation? If you are a young designer with less than 3 years of experience, you are the right candidate to apply for this project.
WHAT: The project provides education and inspiration for a new generation of fashion designers for sustainable design theories and techniques in order to foster growth towards the circular fashion system. Through this initiative we want to give new life to the textile “waste” in unexpected ways.
GOAL: You have the task to create a sustainable fashion design from textile waste. Your product needs to create a new relationship with the fashion for positive changes on the planet and environmental awareness in our country.
ACTION: Send a mood board illustrating the topic and 3 sketches with your idea of ”fashion restoration” using zero waste sustainability techniques at firstname.lastname@example.org until September 12, 2018, no later than 17:00.
12 designers will take part in the final performance and exhibition during the eighteenth edition of the Fashion Weekend Skopje (November 2018) and will take part in a series of workshops for sustainable design under the mentorship of Irina Tosheva.
29.08.18. – Start of the open call
12.09.18. – Application deadline
19.09.18. – Announcing the finalists
20.09.18.-20.10.18. – A series of workshops on sustainable design, factory visits and the creation of two full perspectives
20.10.18.-04.11.18. – The final phase and the completion of the project will be the organization of a fashion show and exhibition.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia in cooperation with the Textile Cluster Macedonia and “Pakomak”.
WHY Creating fashion from textile waste?
The fashion industry is the second economic branch in the world and is one of the main culprits for endangering the environment. Rapid fashion produces huge quantities of waste. About 40% of purchased clothes are seldom or never worn – on average, clothing is worn only 3.3 times during a person’s life – and about one third of the retail clothing is never sold and is therefore burnt or destroyed after another way. With this project we want to give a second life to the clothes, valuing the foreign work. Fashion has the power to make positive changes, to re-create measures against current harmful systems.