2018 Schools & Universities represented below by the registration of their students to the Arts of Fashion Competition

ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires | ABM Instituto | Fashion Design
ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires | Universidad de Buenos Aires | Faculty of Architecture, Design & Urbanism
ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires | Universidad de Palermo | Faculty of Design & Communication
AUSTRALIA – Brisbane | Queensland University of Technology | Faculty of Creative Industries
AUSTRALIA – Melbourne | The Masters Institute of Creative Education | Fashion Design
AUSTRALIA – Melbourne | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology | Fashion & Textiles
AUSTRALIA – Melbourne | Whitehouse Institute of Design | Fashion Design
AUSTRALIA – Sydney | Raffles College of Design & Commerce | Fashion Design
AUSTRALIA – Sydney | TAFE SNW Sydney Institute | Fashion Design
CANADA – London | Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology| Fashion Design
CANADA – Montreal | LaSalle College International | School of Fashion, Arts & Design
CANADA – Montreal | University of Quebec | School of Management
CANADA – Toronto | Ryerson University | Faculty of Communication & Design

CHINA – Beijing | Beijing Institute of Fashion Design | School of Fashion
CHINA – Beijing | Beijing University of Technology | Literature & Art
CHINA – Beijing | Tsinghua University | Academy of Arts & Design

CHINA – Dalian | Dalian Polytechnic University| Fashion Design & Engineering
CHINA – Guangzhou | Guangzhou University | School of Fine Arts & Design
CHINA – Hangzhou | Zhejiang Sci-Tech University | College of Materials and Textiles
CHINA – Shanghai | China Academy of Art | Shanghai Institute of Design
CHINA – Shanghai | Donghua University| College of Fashion & Design
CHINA – Wuhan | Wuhan Textiles University | College of Textile & Material Engineering
CHINA – Xi'an | Xi'an Polytechnic University | School of Apparel and Art Design
COLOMBIA – Medellin | Colegiatura Colombiana | Fashion Design
COLOMBIA – Medellin | Escuela Arturo Tejada Cano | Fashion Design & Merchandising
CZECH REP. – Pilsen | University of West Bohemia | Ladislav Sutnart Faculty of Design and Art
ECUADOR – Quito | Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial | College of Communication, Arts & Humanities
HONG KONG – Hong Kong | HongKong Polytechnic University| Institute of Textiles and Clothing

HONG KONG – Hong Kong | Raffles Design Institute | Fashion Design
HONG KONG – Hong Kong | Technological & Higher Education Institute | Design & Environment
INDIA – Delhi | Pearl Academy| Fashion
INDIA – Gandhinagar | National Institute of Fashion Technology | NIFT

INDIA – Kannur | National Institute of Fashion Technology | NIFT
INDIA – Mumbai | National Institute of Fashion Technology | NIFT

INDIA – Pune | Symbiosis International University | Institute of Design
INDONESIA – Jakarta | LaSalle College International | Fashion Design School
ISRAEL – Jerusalem | Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design | Jewelry & Fashion
ISRAEL – Tel-Aviv | Miryam College | Fashion Design
ITALY – Firenze | Istituto Marangoni | Fashion Design
ITALY – Milan | Accademia del Lusso | Fashion & Design
ITALY – Roma | Accademia Koeffia | Fashion Design
JAPAN – Osaka | Mode Gakuen | Fashion & Design
JAPAN – Tokyo | Mode Gakuen | Fashion & Design
KOSOVO – Pristine | Akademia Evolucion | Fashion Design
LATVIA – Riga | Art Academy of Latvia | Faculty of Design
MEXICO – Monterrey | Centro de Estudios Superiores de Desino de Monterrey - CEDIM| Fashion Design
MEXICO – Monterrey | Universidad de Monterrey - UDEM| College of Art, Architecture & Design
MEXICO – Monterrey | LaSalle College International | Fashion Design
MOROCCO – Casablanca | Casa Moda Academy| Fashion Design
NEW ZEALAND – Auckland | Auckland University of Technology| School of Art & Design
NEW ZEALAND – Wellington | Massey University | College of Creative Arts
PERU – Lima | Centro de Altos Estudios de la Moda - CEAM | Fashion Design
PERU – Santiago de Surco | Toulouse Lautrec School | Fashion Design
PHILIPPINES – Quezon | University of the Philippines-Diliman | Clothing Textiles & Interior Design
POLAND – Krakow | Krakow School of Art & Fashion Design | Fashion Design
POLAND – Lodz | Academy of Fine Arts | Faculty of Textile Art & Fashion Design

PORTUGAL – Castelo Branco | Instituto Polytecnico de Castelo Branco | Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas
PORTUGAL – Lisboa | Universidade de Lisboa | Faculty of Architecture
ROMANIA – Bucharest | National University of Arts | Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design
ROMANIA – Cluj-Napoca | University of Art and Design | Faculty of Decorative Arts & Design
ROMANIA – Timisoara | West University of Timisoara | Faculty of Arts & Design
SINGAPORE – Singapore | LaSalle College of the Arts | School of Fashion
S. KOREA – Busan | Changwon National University | College of Natural Sciences
S. KOREA – Busan | Dongseo University | College of Design

S. KOREA – Busan | Yangsun University | College of Creative and Cultural Industries
S. KOREA – Daigu | Daigu University | College of Art & Design
S. KOREA – Incheon | Incheon National University | College of Natural Sciences
S. KOREA – Seoul | Ewha Womans University | College of Art & Design
S. KOREA – Seoul | Konkuk University | College of Art & Design
S. KOREA – Seoul | Kookmin University | College of Design
S. KOREA – Seoul | Myongji University | College of Art & Physical Education
S. KOREA – Seoul | Samsung Art & Design Institute - SADI | Fashion Design
S. KOREA – Seoul | Sangmyung University | College of Natural Sciences
S. KOREA – Seoul | Seoul National University | College of Human Ecology
S. KOREA – Seoul | Seoul Women's University | College of Interdisciplinary Studies for Emerging Industries
S. KOREA – Yongin | Dankook University | College of Art & Design
SPAIN – Barcelona | LaSalle College International | Felicidad Duce Fashion Design
SPAIN – La Rioja | Escuela Superior de Diseno de La Rioja | ESDIR
SWITZERLAND – Basel | University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern - FHNW| Institute of Fashion Design
TAIWAN – Taipei | Shih Chien University| Fashion Design Department
THAILAND – Bangkok | Istituto Marangoni | Fashion Design
UAE – Dubai | Esmod Dubai | Fashion Design
UK – Cardiff | University of South Wales | School of Creative & Cultural Industries
UK – Lincoln | University of Lincoln | College of Arts
UK – London | Istituto Marangoni | Fashion Design
UK – Manchester | The Manchester College | Fashion & Textiles
UK – Plymouth | Plymouth College of Art | Fashion Design
USA – Baltimore, MD | Stevenson University| School of Design
USA – Buffalo, NY | Villa Maria College | Fashion Design & Merchandising
USA – Chicago, IL | School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Fashion Design

USA – Davis, CA | University of California - Davis | College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
USA – East Lansing, MI | Michigan State University | College of Arts & Letters
USA – Long Beach, CA | California State University- Long Beach | College of Health and Huaman Services
USA – Los Angeles, CA | Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising | Fashion Design
USA – Miami, FL | Miami International School of Art & Design | Fashion Design
USA – Mt Pleasant, MI | Central Michigan University | College of Education & Human Services
USA – New York, NY | State University of New York | Fashion Institute of Technology
USA – New York, NY | The New School | Parsons School of Design

USA – Palatines, IL | Harper College | Art, Design & Performing Arts
USA – Philadelphia, PA | Drexel University| College of Media Art & Design
USA – Pittsburgh, PA | Art Institute of Pittsburgh | Fashion Design
USA – Richmond, VA | Virginia Commonwealth University| School of the Arts
USA – San Francisco, CA | Academy of Art University| School of Fashion
USA – San Francisco, CA | Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising | Fashion Design


Promote and reward creativity and inventiveness; discover emerging talent and facilitate careers; establish enriching contacts and exchanges between different countries, schools and universities; and to foster new relationships between those from different industries and fields.

The 2018 first laureates will receive Awards and a Certification for their creative and original work based on theme.
(Judging based on coherence with the theme, skill level, creativity and artful expressiveness)


3. CALENDAR 2018

- April 1, 2018: Submission deadline for all application materials received at the Arts of Fashion Foundation - San Francisco
- May 17, 2018: Jury session, candidates selected for the International Final will be listed on the Arts of Fashion website
- September 14, 2018: Submission deadline for all selected projects to be received at the Arts of Fashion Foundation - San Francisco

- October 9-12, 2018: Arts of Fashion Symposium MasterClass
- October 14-15, 2018: Arts of Fashion Symposium (Tandem & Fashion Edu - Series) & Competition & Awards Ceremony 2018


The competition is open to students studying Fashion, Art and Design anywhere in the world during the academic year 2017-2018. Participants will not only represent themselves, but also their Schools, Colleges or Universities, as well as their Countries.
- Candidates must be current students and cannot be professionally employed in the fashion industry at the time of the submission of their project.
- Candidates must design their own original projects completely by themselves.
- Candidates must follow the design and specifications outlined in their application for realization of their final project.
- Registration must be submitted on an individual basis and in the chosen categories.
- Online registration, applications, and final projects received after the deadlines will not be accepted. Registration fees are non refundable.
- Projects selected in the International Final 2018 cannot be presented in another U.S. competition during the year 2018. Projects selected in the International Final 2018 cannot be exibited and published without the written mention: selected or awarded for the Arts of Fashion International Student Competition 2018.


1st STEP
NOW: Online registration begins ($40 registration fee for one category or $75 for both categories)
to design a capstone collection: The application materials should be completed as listed below.

- 1 page for the 3 illustrations or plan of collection
- 1 page for each illustration
- 1 page for each flats/technical designs
- 1 page for the fabric and material swatches
- 1 page for the developed concept or atmosphere or mood board
- 1 page for the written concept in English (maximum 100 words)
- 1 resume / CV of the applicant
- 1 student ID (photocopy) 2017-18 of the applicant

Format of each page: 8.5" x 11" or A4 / Letter – and on separate pages (do not try to bind or mount it or else) – name and school and email address and cell phone number should be written on the back of each page with a pencil

2nd STEP
April 1, 2018: Deadline for all application materials to be received at this address: The Arts of Fashion Foundation - 555 California Street - Suite 4925 - San Francisco CA, 94104 - USA (use a sturdy cardboard envelope to avoid any damage to application materials).

3rd STEP
May 18, 2018: The candidates invited to continue on to the International Final will be announced on the AOF website, along with instructions and specifications for completion of the final projects.

4th STEP
September 14, 2018: Deadline for all selected projects to be received.

Late projects will not be accepted under any circumstances. It is the candidates’ responsibility to arrange for verification of shipment with their shipping company.
- The realization of the project should follow the instructions and measurements provided on the AOF website (just below).
- Fashion projects should include shoes (US women size 9-10 or European size 39-40), and any particular stockings, undergarments, or accessories that the model should wear.
- Every outfit is requested be sent in a separate transparent garment bag (with your name and address written on it), appropriate hangers, and one precise instruction page in a plastic sleeve (photos can be added if necessary) to help the dressers. When sending your project from abroad please indicate that it is a student fashion project and do not add value. If you add value you are responsible for possible custom taxes.

Entries will be automatically disqualified from the competition for the following reasons:

- If the final project does not follow the design or specifications outlined in the candidate’s original application.
- If they are received after the deadline.
- If they may result in any copyright infringement or legal dispute for the jury, organizers, sponsors, or host university.
- If they pressure for preferential treatment by the jury members, the hosting university, the organizers, or sponsors of the competition.

Applications and Final Projects will be judged by experts and well-known professionals from fashion, design, media, and other fields. In all matters concerning the course of the competition, including the selection of award winners and settling disputes, the decisions of the judges are final. All matters will be decided by majority vote and are not subject to appeal. In case of a tie, the President of the Jury will cast the deciding vote. Candidates will be presented anonymously to the first round Jury by the competition organizers. Jury deliberations will not be made public.


Candidates maintain artistic ownership of their designs and final projects. By the act of participating in the AOF competition, candidates give permission to the organizers and sponsors to contact and promote them and their projects through a wide range of media: press, TV, internet, mailing, advertising, exhibitions, fashion show, etc… for a period of twelve months following the International Final. Winning projects cannot be presented in another U.S. competition for twelve months following the International Final of October.
If a winning project is exhibited or published in any media, mention of the Arts of Fashion Competition is required.

In the event the AOF Competition 2018 is suspended or terminated for any reason, the organizers, as well as the sponsors, will not be held responsible in any way.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation and its members, volunteers, guests and instructors, and the host University will not in any way be responsible for any accident, damage or loss of the final projects or candidates’ belongings during the course of competition, including workshops, masterclass, conference, exhibition, transportation, and all events. It is the responsibility of the participants to insure their submissions.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.