Luxury knitwear label Pringle of Scotland is launching a design competition in association with the British Fashion Council. Students from BFC Colleges Council leading design courses are invited to design five or six outfits for either a womenswear or menswear capsule collection; these designs will be put to a panel of expert judges for consideration.
Students will present their collections during an interview with an advisory committee, which draws from a pool of leading UK and International fashion press and buyers in addition to Joint Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush. The competition prize includes a full-time, paid, six-month design position, giving the winner the opportunity to work alongside Pringle Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller. Plus a £1,000 cash prize.
On the competition Clare Waight Keller commented: “I see this as a great opportunity for a talented student to show us something with a real flair, a unique interpretation and strong visual impact representing the brand’s heritage whilst being fresh and modern. I am really looking forward to seeing the results!”
The closing date for entries is 11th December 2009.