The final countdown to finding this year’s Harper’s BAZAAR NewGen Fashion Award winner has begun. Since 2013, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore has sought to nurture the region’s young fashion talent by offering student designers in their final year of study a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to compete for a $10,000 cash prize as well as sponsorship for a one-year master’s course on the London campus of Istituto Marangoni (worth over $50,000 in itself). Last but certainly not least, the winner’s collection will be showcased in an upcoming Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore fashion spread.
Now, our judges have narrowed the pool of contenders down to six finalists. Throughout the competition, they have each gotten the opportunity to learn from top editors and industry experts here at BAZAAR as well as CHANEL Singapore, gaining invaluable mentorship through both one-on-one and group sessions. They were selected not only for the creativity and originality of their designs, but also the viability of their entrepreneurial vision and business plans to grow as a brand.
All in all, it’s been both a demanding yet incredibly rewarding journey for this year’s finalists. Below they share more about their collections, the challenges they’ve faced as young designers heading into this contest, and what they’ve learned along the way.
- BAZAAR NEWGEN