The International Design Awards is searching for fashion designers who know how to make an impact. Our fashion designer of the year will be a pioneer with the vision to explore new territory and the ability to set the agenda for style-conscious consumers everywhere. A leader and not a follower, our winner will have a fresh approach to fashion, creating innovative collections and being unafraid to make waves.
Our competition seeks to recognise those who can take a spark of inspiration and brilliance and turn it into something that turns heads and really stands out on the catwalks. We want to celebrate those who are able to create a signature style and use colour and movement to create stunning outfits which evoke feelings of excitement, passion and longing.
Each year we are proud to receive entries from fashion designers at the very peak of their career who want to showcase their latest collections and avant-garde creations to the world. Join them by submitting your entry today.
The IDA’s Fashion Design of the Year Award is awarded to designers with the vision to explore and chart new territory in the world of fashion, and the ability to set the agenda for style-conscious consumers everywhere.
Plus Size Clothing
Stage & Dance Wear
Uniforms and Costumes
Children's Clothing Sets
Children's Pants & Trousers
Children's Shirts & Tops
Asia & Pacific Islands Clothing
Other Regional Clothing
Traditional Chinese Clothing
Fashion Baby Shoes
Fashion Children's Shoes
Fashion Men's Shoes
Fashion Women's Shoes
Genuine Leather Shoes
Special Purpose Shoes
Plus Size Coats
Plus Size Dress & Skirts
Plus Size Jackets
Plus Size Pants & Jeans
Plus Size Shirts & Blouses
Plus Size Sweaters
Plus Size T-Shirts
Plus Size Underwear
American Football Wear
Baseball & Softball Wear
Fitness & Yoga Wear
Ice Hockey Wear
Martial Arts Wear
Motorcycle & Auto Racing Wear
Training & Jogging Wear
Swimwear & Beachwear
Textile and Materials
Uniforms and Costumes
Restaurant & Bar Uniforms
Flower Girls' Dresses
Mother of the Bride Clothing
Other Wedding Apparel
Other Fashion Designs
Other Fashion Designs
DEADLINES & FEES
We invite fashion designers to submit their projects of conceptual, in-progress or completed work.
Early Bird Deadline
Extended Early Bird Deadline
There are no further fees for certificate, trophy, inclusion in publication and the winners' services.
*All entries must be submitted at the same time.
**Additional fee for entering the same project in more than one category.
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.
Fashion DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, PROFESSIONAL
The fashion designer of the year will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA awards winning stainless steel trophy.
EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, STUDENT
This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of graphic design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguishes panel of judges.
PRIZES AND PROMOTION
The Winner of the Fashion Designer of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.
Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalised press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.
Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
Attend The Winners Gala
Celebrate your winning in Los Angeles or New York in the bi-annual IDA gala.
to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.
ONLINE DESIGN DIRECTORY
inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.
BE PUBLISHED IN THE ANNUAL BOOK
The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
A handsome certificate to promote your winning.
IDA WINNERS SEAL
Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.
Submission is online and is completed in 4 simple steps:
1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.
2. Fill in the simple online submission form--remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.
3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.
4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.
Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) can be submitted per entry—The first 5 images should be JPG files. The remaining 5 images can be JPG or PDF. Size for JPG files: 1000 pixels on the longest side, maximum file size 4 MB. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only 6 pages per file, Max 4 MB.
Entries should include as much detail as possible, including images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale (8.5”x11”) site plans showing the project in its context.
Where the project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both “before” and “after” images.
Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than 5 years before the time of submission are not eligible.
Description of the project should be limited to 600 characters or less.
Projects will not be judged until payments have been received in one of the following ways:
The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design.