Category Archive: Contests

Fashion Accessories Design Competition- call for entries

Fashion Zakka Design Competition is calling for entries!

Categories: Shoes, Bags, Hats Belts/Suspenders, small leather goods


Kurashiki fashion frontier contest – call for entries

Kurashiki Fashion Frontier contest is calling for entries!  Categories: Uniform or Jeans & Casual wear (mens or womens, any season)  Theme: Removal, de-, reversal. Modular Deadline: July 15 2014 Grand Prize: 300,000 yen… Continue reading

Bunka x Cool Biz student design contest – an article

A model demonstrates Mai Fusegi’s winning jacket design. | DAPHNE MOHAJER-VA-PESARAN STYLE & DESIGN Cool Biz 2014 inspires refreshing designs BY DAPHNE MOHAJER-VA-PESARAN SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES, June 9th, 2014 Dressed in a… Continue reading

Gakunai Contest 8 (学内コンテスト) – school contest photos

Here are some photos of the most recent Gakunai Contest (Schoolwide design contest), taken by Japanese Streets back in January, 2014. Sorry it has taken me so long to put them up! I work… Continue reading

Bunka x Sanderson contest – call for entries

Hello Students of Bunka! In partnership with English wallpaper and textile printing company Sanderson, Bunka Gakuen will be holding a student design contest called “Say it with flowers – A saga of Sanderson… Continue reading


Every year the local government in Nippori, Tokyo’s fabric neighborhood, holds a dressmaking contest! God their website  is bad, but the prize is 300,000 yen…so…you make the decision. Deadline: July 7  

kobe fashion contest – call for entries

The Kobe Fashion Contest Deadline: July 18 2014 Who can enter: Anyone from any country Theme: Your definition of elegance How to enter: Send an A4 sized drawing with entry form (see here… Continue reading

Schoolwide drape contest

Every year, Bunka Fashion College holds a school-wide draping competition. A somewhat illustrative design sketch (sorry, I don’t have it! ^^;) is passed out, and hopeful drapemasters-in-training has a hand at executing the… Continue reading

Call for Entries – 2014 Tokyo New Designer Grand Prix

This contest is pretty important in Japan… If you win this, your career in Japan is basically set. GO FOR IT  Here is their official blurb: “The Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix… Continue reading

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Nagoya fashion contest

Go for it. Challenge yourself and win some cash. English entry information here: Check out the winner from last year here: