INDIA'S BIGGEST DESIGN CONTEST EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STUDENTS OF FASHION. AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN EXCITING PRIZES AND EXPLORE A UNIQUE PLATFORM TO HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH THE SUPPORT AND MENTORING OF COUNTRY'S TOP DESIGNERS, FASHION ICONS AND INDUSTRY VETERANS

About IDC

India Design Contest - The eagerly awaited event of every fashion design student and enthusiast, IDC 2016 was held on 4th September 2016 at Kochi, Kerala, India. The contest aims to foster budding talent in fashion design and expose them to all aspects of fashion and allied businesses, showcasing and marketing their designs.

Who can Apply

The contest is open only to students of fashion design from around the world. A team to comprise of minimum 2 to maximum 5 participants.

Selection Process

Candidates are chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, from their sketches, concepts and designs based on a given theme.

Beena Kannan

Flashback!

India Design Contest (previously known as 'Ensemble') initiative was introduced by Beena Kannan, an Indian Sari Designer and Top most women entrepreneur in India who is the CEO, House of Seematti which is the bridal-wear destination for South-India. This is the largest design contest only for the students of fashion designing and has been an annual event which is aimed at fostering the young talented designers and providing them with a forum where they could showcase their style and market their design.  The last two years of the contest witnessed participation from all the prominent colleges of fashion technology across the country and also international representation. This year the contest presents a much more competitive and imposing platform for the students. The event will be judged by a panel of judges who are the top most professionals of fashion and design.

IDC FAQ

Who can apply for India Design Contest?

Only graduating students of fashion across the globe can apply.

How many contestants can apply?

A team of minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 can apply.

Can two or more teams from the same college or class apply?

Yes, there is no limitation on number of teams applying from the same college or class.

How many sketches should be made?

There must be compulsory 5 garment sketches.

What are the specifications of garment sketches?

The sketches should include –
• 1 gown
• 1 best of waste(recycle the left over material from the entries)
• 3 light weight bridals

How should you construct the Best of Waste wear?

The Best of Waste must be constructed out of the left over fabrics of the other 4 costumes.

What are the colour parameters to be followed?

One team can select only 1 Colour Palette for their sketches from the given 4 palettes in the brochure.

What is the selection process of the contest?

A panel of acclaimed judges will be selecting the final 20 teams from all the registered Teams who have submitted proper sketches with descriptions.

What are the procedures after the selection of teams?

The selected 20 Teams will be given 40 days to prepare their garments to be presented in front of the judges.

What parameters on size should be followed for stitching?

The Students will be provided with Model Sizes. Selected teams of students will be guided by India Design Contest Team members.

Will IDC pay the contestants for their travel?

No, travel charges are to be borne by the students themselves.

Will IDC pay the contestants for their food and accommodation?

Yes, Food and Accommodation will be provided in a 3-Star hotel in Kochi. 2 days and 2 nights stay will be arranged.

Do we have pantone shades for the colors?

No, pantone shades are not available. You have to strictly follow one of the colour palette as your theme colour.

Is there a caution money deposit?

Yes there is a Caution Money deposit of INR 10,000 for the selected 20 Teams which needs to be sent by 15 July. The deposit will be given back right after the Final Event.