Serina Lee winner

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become the next big thing in fashion? Here’s your chance to find out: Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore is now welcoming applications for its annual competition, the Harper’s BAZAAR NewGen Award, Singapore Edition. 

Entering its 10th anniversary in 2023, NewGen aims to discover, nurture and showcase emerging fashion designers from across the region. Over the years, it’s launched the careers of dozens of talented young students, offering them the opportunity of a lifetime to work closely with industry leaders and show off their work on a global level. Our 2022 winner, Serina Lee from Lasalle College of the Arts, now has her capsule collection on sale at Design Orchard and its online store,

Following up on the success of our previous competitions, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore is now kicking off its 2023 search for the next big fashion designer. Join the competition NOW for a chance to win the following:

–  A $10,000 cash prize

– An opportunity to develop and retail your final year project as a full-fledged fashion brand, through a mentorship programme with industry leaders worth over $150,000 

– A sponsorship to attend a 15-month master’s degree course at Istituto Marangoni, the best Italian institution in fashion education, worth £33,000

– A chance to showcase your final brand collection in a Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore fashion spread, worth over $50,000

All prizes and details are true as of date of article.


Participants must be:

– Final Year (Bachelor of Arts) Fashion design students with a ready final year project for submission

– Singapore Citizen or residing in Singapore

– Able to commit their time for the competition from July 2023 – March 2024

Each entry must include:

– Completed official application form, which can be submitted here

– Final year project sketches, relevant mood boards, material and photos of actual collection

– Curriculum vitae

Judging Criteria

The winner will be judged on the creativity, technical ability, originality and commercial viability of his or her final year project, to demonstrate one’s ability to produce work on par with the standards of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore. This also includes one’s vision for their fashion business and plans for possible expansion of their collection. Duplicate submissions will not be accepted. For more details on the competition process, please refer to the application form.

All entries (application form, final year project in digital form and curriculum vitae) are to be sent to:

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2023, 11.59PM

Terms & Conditions 


Each entry submitted must also adhere to the following guidelines: 

– Works submitted should be of original content. No portion of the entry should be copied in whole or in part from any other work that is not the entrant’s own

– Entries must be in a commercially viable fabric that can be dry-cleaned

– Submitted designs should not have been previously published or entered into any competition or contest or won any award prior to submission to this contest. Harper’s BAZAAR reserves all the rights to use images and submissions to promote the designers and the competition in all media thereafter for perpetuity

Entry Details

The winner will be judged on his or her creativity, originality, commercial viability and technical ability to produce work that is on par with Harper’s BAZAAR standards.

Each entry must include:

– Completed Application Form

– Final year project sketches, relevant mood boards, material and photos of actual collection

– Curriculum Vitae

Limited to one entry per person for the 2023 contest period.

For further enquiries about the competition, please email: