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Invista hunts for the designers of tomorrow

Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, is searching for the designers of the future. For the third year, the Lycra Future Designers Award will be presented at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in November to a student or graduate who demonstrates outstanding, unique design and innovation talent.


The Lycra Future Designers Award is now inviting entries from the designers. The winning designer will get an opportunity to work with expert mentors at Invista and receive a prize to help the winner invest in a business plan, press and fabrics with Lycra fibre to support the creation of the winning collection. The company is on the lookout for a designer, who can bring fresh ideas, vision and inspiration to the market. To enter, participants must submit designs, including sketches, mood-boards and other supporting material, for a minimum of four and a maximum of six pieces/looks that could be manufactured using Lycra fibre brand products. At least three of the pieces/looks must be intimate apparel, swimwear, active sportswear or hosiery/tights categories.


WGSN 2014 Global Fashion Awards will be judged by a panel of global experts, set to be announced in June. Previous judges included industry influencers Giles Deacon, Stephen Jones, Rankin and Laura Bailey.