Fashion Physics: Enter the 2015 FAD Competition

FAD Competition, FAD Projects

Here’s a question for you. What do physics and fashion have in common? The 2015 FAD Competition brief of course. Read on for the inspiration behind this year’s brief and how you can enter.

Benoit Le Mercier

2015 FAD Competition Reference: Benoit Le Mercier


2014 FAD Competition Final

At FAD we have two aims. To make the fashion industry more accessible to young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds, and to inspire the next generation of designers to think outside the box.

In other words we love a good brief – preferably one that embraces culture, art and innovation – and challenges young people to find new sources of creative inspiration. At FAD we believe fashion can be as intelligent, original and thought provoking as any other art form.

This year the FAD Competition embraces science, asking students “to design a ‘mini-collection’ of two outfits, menswear or womenswear, which explores the commonalities of physics and design.”

For some of you creative types the thought of revisiting your GCSE physics text book might bring you out in a cold sweat, but fear not. We promise a wealth of creative inspiration wrapped up in this year’s brief.

Don’t believe us? Then find out for yourself. Visit the FAD website to download the full 2015 FAD Competition brief and references.

Fashion Week Final

2014 FAD Comp Winner_Rhiannon Wakefield_Middlesex University (2)

2014 FAD Competition Winner, Rhiannon Wakefield, Middlesex University

Thanks to a long running partnership with emerging talent platform, Fashion Scout, all shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their physics inspired designs at London Fashion Week in February 2015, in front of an invited audience of press and industry professionals. 

If that level of exposure isn’t enough of a prize, FAD is also throwing in cash gifts and graduate collection photoshoots with Speos London for one winner and two runners-up.

Last year the menswear designers triumphed. Read all about the 2014 FAD Competition final here.

How to Enter

sketchbook design developmentDeadline for tutors to register their universities for the 2015 FAD Competition is Friday 24th October. There is no registration fee (because we’re nice like that).

Initial Student Entries should be sent to FAD by Wednesday 26th November 2014, 5pm.

FAD welcomes collaborations between two students of different disciplines (e.g. Fashion Design & Photography; Fashion Design & Textiles, Fashion Design & Product Design, or Fashion Design and Science subjects), so make some friends! 

For all the information you need on how to enter the 2015 FAD Competition please visit our website. You can also join our 2015 FAD Competition page on facebook for the latest news and updates, or follow @fadcharity #FADComp2015 on twitter.







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