Promote and reward creativity and inventiveness; discover young 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 2010 first laureates received Awards and a Certification for their creative and original work based on themes. (Judging based on coherence with the theme, skill level, creativity and artful expressiveness).

JCDC / Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Award
2-month internship at Jean Charles de Castelbajac - Paris, FRANCE

Anne Valerie Hash Award
3-month internship at Anne Valerie Hash - Paris, FRANCE

Manish Arora Award
3-month internship at Manish Arora- New Delhi, INDIA

Jerome Dreyfuss Award
3-month internship at Jerome Dreyfuss , Paris, FRANCE

Nice Collective Award
3-month internship at Nice Collective - San Francisco, USA

The Paris Arts of Fashion Award
4-week Scholarship at the Arts of Fashion Summer program Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Paris, FRANCE

2. THEME 2011: "TENSION"

3. CALENDAR 2011:

- November 1, 2010: Online registration begins.
- April 14, 2011: Submission deadline for all application materials.
- April 18, 2011: Jury session meeting.
- April 25, 2011: Candidates selected for the International Final will be listed on the Arts of Fashion website.
- October 13, 2011: Submission deadline for all selected projects to be received.


The competition is open to students studying Fashion and Design anywhere in the world during the academic year 2010-2011. The 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.
- 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 2011 cannot be presented in another U.S. competition during the year 2011. Projects selected in the International Final 2011 cannot be exibited without the written mention: selected or awarded for the Arts of Fashion International Student Competition 2011.


1st STEP
November 1, 2010: Online registration begins and is limited to the first 500 applicants ($35 registration fee for one category or $60 for both categories through PayPal;

2nd STEP
April 14, 2011: Deadline for all application materials to be received by the Arts of Fashion Foundation: 635 Tennessee Street, Suite #402, San Francisco, CA 94107 (use a sturdy cardboard envelope to avoid any damage to application materials).

3rd STEP
April 25, 2011: The candidates invited to continue on to the International Final will be announced on the AF website (, along with instructions and specifications for completion of the final projects.

4th STEP
October 13, 2011:
Deadline for all selected projects to be received.

-Final projects must be sent to Arts of Fashion Foundation, 635 Tennessee Street, Suite # 402, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

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 AF website (just below).
-Fashion projects should include shoes (size 9-10), 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.


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 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 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. If a winning project is exhibited in any media, mention of the Arts of Fashion Competition is required.


In the event the AF Competition 2011 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, transportation, and all events. It is the responsibility of the participants to insure their submissions.


The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to international cultural exchanges through a variety of events meant to facilitate critical thinking among artists, designers, scholars and students.

Arts of Fashion Foundation 635 Tennessee Street Suite # 402 San Francisco CA 94107 (415) 252 0734