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Young designers compete for a lifeline

YOUNG Slovak and Czech fashion designers are to present their collections at the Aupark shopping mall in Bratislava later this month as part of a competition to win a contract with a well-established Slovak fashion company.

A fashion sketch by Renáta Winkler Hrušovská.(Source: Courtesy of C&M advertising)

YOUNG Slovak and Czech fashion designers are to present their collections at the Aupark shopping mall in Bratislava later this month as part of a competition to win a contract with a well-established Slovak fashion company.

The Brilliance Fashion Talent ’08 competition takes place there on October 23. By the end of the contest, a jury of experienced fashion designers and art teachers will award one of the finalists a Sk100,000 (€3,319) contract with Lifeline, a designer with an international presence, and the chance to create their own collection.

The aim of the competition is to support young fashion designers, to highlight new solutions in clothing design and to transform creative ideas into a fashionable, trendy collection, the C&M advertising agency told The Slovak Spectator.

The intention is also to assess the designers’ qualities, abilities and innovation, as well as to give them the chance to compare their designs and present them publicly.

This second edition of the competition, which started in April, involves students from secondary schools and universities focused on art and design who were invited to create an autumn/winter collection for 2009. The main theme is “Ten Carat Passion,” which is supposed to evoke images of elegance, romance and luxury.

Well known Slovak designer Boris Hanečka won the first competition in 2006.


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