2013 is the year of The Gathering Ireland when Ireland opens its arms to friends and family from all over the world, inviting them to visit Ireland. One of the year’s flagship events is the Limerick International Fashion Student Award 2013 which will take place in Limerick, Ireland from Tuesday, 29th – Thursday 31st October 2013. This competition is aimed at fashion students from all around the world; who will compete for the prestigious title of International Fashion Student Designer 2013.

The three day event will culminate in an award ceremony with the overall winner receiving €10,000 plus an internship with an established fashion designer and an editorial in an international fashion magazine. The student finalists will be judged by a panel of renowned fashion industry judges while having an opportunity to showcase their designs in a spectacular runway fashion show.

The city of Limerick has a long history with the clothing industry from Limerick Lace to military tailoring and continuing that tradition Limerick School of Art and Design LIT is recognised as being amongst the top 50 fashion colleges in the world.

By inviting international fashion students and their tutors to come to Limerick and participate in this prestigious competition Limerick ISFA 2013 aims to promote creativity, inventiveness and the discovery of emerging talent. Accompanying family members and friends are also welcome.

Students will be expected to submit a mini collection of TWO outfits in womenswear or menswear (or a mix of both men’s and women’s wear) in keeping with the general theme of The Gathering: Homecoming and Heritage’

 Criteria for entry:

·         Current student presently attending college (any level)

·         A maximum number of  5 entrants per college (students may work in teams)

·         Utilise existing designs or create a new design

·         Selection of participating students to be nominated by college

Expressions of interest should be emailed to: reception@limerickifsa.com by Friday 5th April 2013.

We would be delighted if your students would compete in what is certain to be a wonderful springboard for any aspiring fashion designer.

Term and Conditions: In the event of the Limerick IFSA Competition 2013 being suspended or terminated for any reason, the organisers, as well as the sponsors, will not be held responsible in any way.