Call for Applications for “African Designers for Tomorrow”

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We featured her recently on Kenyan German Celebrates Contemporary African Richness and Creativity Through Fashion. Waridi Schrobsdorff is her name and she’s organising a competition together with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) and Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) for young African designers in Kenya.

The African Designers for Tomorrow is the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to the European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

After a three months training program (October – December 2014) the nominees will be required to offer improved designs. An international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp will then select the best design in each category in January 2015.

The category nominees will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies. Additionally, the overall winner will have the chance to present the collection during the Berlin Fashion Week 2015

The competition is open to all Africans based in Kenya. FA254 is looking for the best creative minds in Apparel, Accessories and Home Decoration categories. To participate, please fill out the application form and send pictures of your collection or portfolio. You will later have the opportunity to present your products (if available) during an open casting session in Nairobi.

Application Deadline: 20 AUGUST 2014


The open casting will be held at The Shifteye Gallery.
The Priory Place (Ground Floor), Argwings Kodhek Rd.,Kilimani. Map directions

Casting Times

Monday 25 August: 10 – 6 pm (ACCESSORIES)
Tuesday 26 August: 10 – 6 pm (APPAREL AND HOME DECORATION)


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