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FASH 2016-European Fashion Award

FASH 2016-European Fashion Award

Last date to apply

August 31, 2015

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About FASH 2016

  • FASH 2016 or European Fashion Award is organized every year by The Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie for talented design students of all disciplines, but especially from the fashion and textile design areas.
  • The European Fashion Award have been conducted on regular basis since 2010 depending on the willingness of the candidates to participate. This is the 7th European Fashion Award for which the Registration deadline is August 31, 2015.
  • The European Fashion Award FASH 2016 with the subject “Change” is searching for visions of a new era. The participating candidates have to submit their projects answering the below mentioned questions:
    • How can fashion react to all these changes? 
    • Should there be more adaptation, subversive strategies, or should we dream completely new dreams?
    • Who will ride the wave of change and claim the future?
  • Final projects, theses and dissertations, as well as bachelor and masters projects can also be submitted if they correspond to the task and were created in 2015. 

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FASH 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Post Graduate in Europe & outside
  • Candidates should be registered at an European university or fashion school 
  • Candidates have to pass in a master thesis in the year 2015
  • Candidates enrolled in their fourth semester or higher 
  • Students from outside Europe are also eligible. (But there are some conditions)


  • Due to limited funding SDBI cannot reimburse any expenses
  • Award winners will receive a one-time flat reimbursement for travel 
  • Other expenses arising are the responsibility of the winning candidate
  • A sponsor for Non-European candidates is highly suggested.

FASH 2016 Reward

FASH Reward

The award purse totals 80,000 Euro and is valued with the following prizes:

  • Photo shoots with a renowned fasion photographer : Photo shoots with the renowned fashion photographer Franco P. Tettamanti. All winners may use these pictures for their websites. Photo Shoot is expected to be conducted in November in berlin
  • A graphically sophisticated catalogue
  • Professional media work, incl. an own microsite on www.sdbi.de.
  • Participation in the network of SDBI and in the mentoring program founded in 2014
  • Cash prizes of 10,000 Euro

Award Presentation and Fashionshow

Participants are required to be present in person at the award ceremony if they are selected as a winner, including preparation and post processing.

The European Fashion Award FASH 2016 will be presented in two categories.




1st Prize

2,500 Euro

2,500 Euro

2nd Prize

1,500 Euro

1,500 Euro

3rd Prize

1,000 Euro

1,000 Euro


  • Winners are required to pay their own travel expenses
  • Overnight stays will be reimbursed with a flat fee of 400 Euros for single persons and up to 800 Euros for groups.
  • Funds will be wired to your bank account after submission of an invoice

FASH 2016 Application form and Process

FASH Application Procedure

Candidates can submit their works either individually, interdisciplinary teams or in association with companies.The European Fashion Award – FASH 2016 is divided into two categories Students and Graduates.

Note: In case of team or Groups containing students from the fourth semester and higher, you can also include younger students.

Every year close to 100 projects are entered into the competition for the European Fashion Award. Hence, try to present your project in such a way that the jury can quickly get a favorable impression of it. In order for the jury to evaluate your project accordingly, you must maintain the following standards.

  • Documentation of Analysis and Concept
  • Presentation Chart
  • Two Outfits
  • Supporting Documents

Application Procedure

  • Registration: Candidates have to fill in the Application form online available at the official website before August 31, 2015.
  • The personal participant will be sent on the registered Email id. Each piece of apparel and each section of the documentation must be clearly marked with the participation number

Important Points

  • Final projects, theses and dissertations, as well as bachelor and masters projects can also be submitted if they correspond to the task and were created in 2015
  • Individual students/designers may ask for help from other contributors, such as colleagues from other areas of study for segments of the project such as text, graphics, photos, etc.

Submission of the project

All projects must be packaged carefully and appropriately by the participant in a parcel and has to be sent to the before mentioned address so as to reach by September 25, 2015

Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie
c/o Messe München GmbH
Steffi Rieper , Am Messesee 2
D-81829 Munich , Germany

FASH 2016 Selection Process

FASH Selection Procedure

All submitted projects satisfying the topic “Change” will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the analysis, autonomy of the concept
  • Overall Concept
  • Innovation/vision
  • Functionality
  • Technical and design implementation

Members of the Jury FASH 2016

  • Margareta van den Bosch
  • Antonio Cristaudo
  • Jutta Kraus
  • Joachim Schirrmacher 
  • Franco P. Tettamanti 

Participants will be notified in October.

FASH 2016 Address

tiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie 
c/o Messe München GmbH
Steffi Rieper 
Am Messesee 2 , D-81829 Munich 

FASH 2016 Contact Details

Tel +49 (0)30 544 850 60
Fax +49 (0)30 544 850 64

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The Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie