Vlisco unveils opportunity for emerging Fashion Talents to kick-start their career
Determined to assist emerging fashion talents to kick-start a blooming career, fabric merchants Vlisco is supporting creatives through its Fashion Fund initiative.
The Fashion Fund is one of the initiatives that invests in the African fashion industry, created by Vlisco, with the aim to develop and support upcoming tailors and designers to
become established professionals.
It empowers women, men and young entrepreneurs, by creating a platform that connects Africa’s fashion talent and creativity with the knowledge and activities of Vlisco in the African and global fashion
Designers who apply to the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 stand a chance to compete and win support that will develop and strengthen their own fashion businesses through a Career Fund totalling the sum of € 5000,- based on an investment plan and a 2 weeks couture master class abroad.
Up and coming fashion enthusiasts with designing and sewing skills who are
print-minded, reside in Nigeria and are between the ages of 20- 30 years, with not
more than 5 years work experience, are also encouraged to submit their CV, Portfolio (images not less than 3 and not more than 8) and short-long term business plan between August 1st – October 1st, 2019.
By submitting their application, applicants are advised to be available for an interview and test at a location in Lagos (to be designated by Vlisco), between the 8th and 18th of October 2019 and are prepared to bear all costs incurred in doing so, if selected for this phase of the contest.
The Vlisco heritage is quite unlike any other, since 1846, Vlisco has not only been creating unique textiles popularly known as Wax Hollandais, but also deliberately invests in the fashion value chain by providing platforms for creative expression and collaboration with the aim to engage, inspire and empower.
Through the Fashion Fund and it’s other initiatives in the fashion system, Vlisco remains committed to progressively pushing boundaries in the fashion industry.
All relevant details and instructions are available on Vlisco website.
By Yemisi Suleiman