Looking for your big break in the fashion industry? The search is on for Asia’s next wave of emerging designers. Back for its third year, the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award is a regional competition that seeks to uncover fresh talent from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
In May this year, Silvia Teh showcased her winning collection at Singapore Fashion Week to a 700–strong audience and walked away with a scholarship for a master’s programme in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at the internationally renowned Istituto Marangoni, along with a S$10,000 sponsorship from Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore.
This year’s winner will enjoy even sweeter rewards, including a sponsorship for a Master’s Degree in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at Istituto Marangoni in London or Milan (worth GBP26,700), while the first and second runner-ups will receive a 3-week long crash course in either Accessories Design in Milan, Fashion Business in Paris or Fashion Styling in London. They’ve even thrown in a 5D4N/3D2N stay at the luxurious Alila Seminyak, Bali for the winner and second-runner up respectively.
Contestants will also get the opportunity to be mentored by notable names in the fashion industry such as Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Goh and Senior Fashion Editor, Windy Aulia of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, Singapore designer, Thomas Wee, Founder of online e-tailer Inverted Edge, Debra Langley and Creative Director of Braun Büffel, Damiano Bella.
Think this sounds like your golden ticket? The closing date for submissions is 6 November 2015. Head to the contest’s main page to find out more.