West Africa Fashion Designers! Vlisco Fashion Funding 2018 for Emerging West Africa Fashion Designers is in Progress

Vlisco introduces a Fashion Fund Competition to support emerging fashion designers in launching their own fashion business in West Africa. Read the requirement below to register.

Read the press release below.

Fashion Fund

Supporting tomorrow’s fashion professionals.Together we can do so much.

The Vlisco Fashion Fund is a contest established to support emerging fashion designers in launching and strengthening their own fashion label in West Africa. One winner will be chosen from each of the 7 participating countries and will receive funding equivalent to €5.000 and a two-week masterclass in the Netherlands.

The contest

The Vlisco Fashion Fund calls all upcoming fashion designers to enter the contest by submitting their portfolio, CV and business plan through our online application form. Are you interested in applying? The application form opens on the 22nd of August and closes on the 16th September. All applications must be filled in using the online form and all relevant files submitted by the 16th September. If you need help with online application, please contact your local Vlisco store to enquire about in-store registration dates.

Following this, selected candidates will be invited for an interview, after which 3 candidates per country will be selected to go through to the final round. The candidates will be presented with a brief and will have one month to complete the assignment. From this, an international panel of judges will assess and choose the 7 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund. The judges are acclaimed professionals and entrepreneurs involved in the African fashion industry.

The prize

The 7 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund will receive funding of €5.000 and a two-week Masterclass in the Netherlands. The funding must be invested into the business to facilitate growth, help finance the set-up of a studio, new equipment etc. Each winner will also be invited to attend a masterclass in tailoring at ‘Meester Coupeur’: A renowned tailoring academy in Amsterdam, where many famous names of the Dutch fashion industry trained.

Vlisco Fashion Facilitation System

The Fashion Fund is just one of the Vlisco initiatives that invest in the African fashion industry. By sharing our knowledge, expertise and network we can support emerging tailors and fashion designers in launching and strengthening their own fashion label in West Africa.
In addition, as complementary initiatives, we also offer the Tailor Academy, and the Tailor Masterclass.

To get started with your business plan

To participate you must have some, but no more than 3 years’ of fashion design or tailoring experience, a maximum of 2 employees and you should be able to demonstrate that the funding of €5.000 is necessary to move your business forward. Start your application now.

Contact your local store

For more information about the Vlisco Fashion Fund and in-store registration dates, please contact your local store.

Nigeria: (+234) 8090 199 955
Ghana: (+233) 302 900 437 or (+233) 209 981 414
Ivory Coast: (+225) 22 41 43 39 or (+225) 23 53 53 92
DRCongo: (+243) 970 002 596
Benin: (+229) 965 546 11
Togo: (+228) 22212800 or Whatsapp: (+228) 9292 9292

To register and read more, Link: https://www.vlisco.com/fashionfund/