Eyes on Talents Fashion Values 2022/23 – Society

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Fashion Values 2022/23 – Society: 

A global call-out for change-making products, services and systems. We’re looking for the next innovation in fashion design, media and/or technology.



Do you have an idea that will shake up the fashion industry?

A group of Fashion and Society advocates from diverse disciplinary, locational, professional and personal perspectives came together at a Roundtable event in June 2022 to define how fashion can value society better. The resulting brief asks you to respond to industry challenges that, if answered, would support society through fashion.

The Challenge brief is co-developed by brands, academics, NGOs, media and tech advocates, and representatives from a cross-section of the fashion industry, alongside the Fashion Values core partners Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), Kering, IBM, Vogue Business and Eyes on Talents. Answer their call for transformational ideas across fashion design, media and technology.

The Fashion Values programme provides tools and resources, including Voices, Methods and online courses, for you to develop these change-making ideas and apply your learnings to real-world industry challenges.

We invite you to share your responses to the question: How can Fashion value Society?”

This challenge calls for applicants to demonstrate that their idea will help to shift the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future: one that supports Society rather than exploits it.

The Challenge brief is open category: we are seeking transformational ideas applied to the fields of design, media and technology. Applicants may propose an idea that focuses on one discipline, or includes multiple disciplines.

We welcome applications from both students and industry professionals.

The Fashion Values Challenge is an annual programme to support innovative, transformational ideas from all over the world.

BENEFITS

Benefits to Challenge applicants include:

  • The opportunity to explore fashion and sustainability in practice, responding to an industry brief co-developed by brands, academics, NGOs, media and tech advocates, and representatives from a cross-section of the fashion industry.
  • The opportunity to apply learnings from Fashion Values: Society, CSF’s open-source online course, into practical solutions.

Showcase

Six finalists, three students and three industry professionals, will have their work showcased on the Fashion Values online platform, at a showcasing event, and in a report profiling innovation and signals of change.

The finalists will be invited to present to a judging panel including representatives from core partners Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), Kering, IBM and Vogue Business along with industry experts, who will select two winners.

Mentoring Programme

Two winners, one student and one industry professional, will benefit from a 6-month support programme that will give the opportunity to meet advisors from the Fashion Values network and work with them to further develop your idea, including connecting applicants to potential stakeholders that could support the idea development.

Each winner will have two 60-minute one-to-one sessions with up to three advisors matched to you and your idea, for a total of six sessions within the duration of the programme.

Who’s in our network? As well as our core partners Kering, IBM, Vogue Business and Eyes on Talents, we’ll be selecting mentors from across the industry.

JUDGES

  • Dilys Williams, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion  
  • Nina Stevenson, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion  
  • Matthew Drinkwater, Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion 
  • Representatives from Fashion Value core partners Kering, IBM, Vogue Business and Eyes on Talents.

Further judges to be announced.



In applying please pay attention to the category 'Students' or 'Industry'




APPLICATION PROCESS – Students

Download the Challenge Briefing Pack.

Stage 1

Apply by following the “Apply” button below.

By submitting the competition you accept the Full Terms & Conditions.

In your profile in the ‘Portfolio’ section add a project in order to create an ‘FV 2023/Student’ folder (this is highly important, so the pre-selection panel knows which work to assess) with the required information from Stage 2.

Stage 2

Fill in your project folder – named ‘FV 2023/Student’– before the deadline on 10 am GMT (UST+00), Tuesday 28 February 2023 by providing the following information and materials (upload only images; pdfs are not supported) in the following order:

1. Cover Image of the project folder (Image 1)

    2. About you (Image 2)

    [Please also add all information in the folder description section].

    – Personal details: First name, Last Name, Country of Residence, Nationality (optional), Email Address, Phone Number.

    – Social media/website link 

    – Have you undertaken any sustainability education or training? Y/N

    To help you respond to the brief, we invite you to take Fashion Values: Society – an open-source educational course developed by Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), London College of Fashion (LCF) exploring fashion values from the perspective of society.

    – Your personal profile and motivations in applying to the Challenge;

    • Your reasons for applying
    • Your relevant interests and experience
    • What sustainability means to you
    • How you would benefit from the award

    – Your current educational institution 

    – Have you been nominated to apply? If yes, who nominated you?

    3. About your idea (Image 3)

    [Please also add all information in the folder description section].

    – Title of your idea

    – Description of the idea (up to 100 words)

    – A detailed description of your idea (up to 500 words)

    • How your idea will impact Society
    • The relevant field(s) for your idea (Design, Media and/or Technology)
    • The relevant audience, users or stakeholders for your idea – who will benefit from it? 

    – Have you been nominated to apply by your institution?

    – Project stage: Concept stage; sketch; ready to prototype; working prototype; other.

    4. Visualisation of the solution (Images 4+)

    – Visuals (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 images, up to 1 optional video) of your idea, such as diagrams, mock-ups, or photographs. Video can be only added with a Youtube or Vimeo link.

        Stage 3

        An international selection panel will assess the material and select 3 finalists.

        Winners and finalists contacted – March 2023

        Winners and finalists announced – April 2023

        The application material is handled exclusively by our digital partner Eyes on Talents, an invite-only online platform that connects innovative brands with the best fashion talents. After the selection process, candidates are invited to remain on the Eyes on Talents platform in order to benefit from the professional possibilities in terms of visibility, connections with influential brands and job opportunities.




        APPLICATION PROCESS – Industry

        Download the Challenge Briefing Pack.

        Stage 1

        Apply by following the “Apply” button below.

        By submitting the competition you accept the Full Terms & Conditions.

        In your profile in the ‘Portfolio’ section add a project in order to create an ‘FV 2023/Industry’ folder (this is highly important so the pre-selection panel knows which work to assess) with the required information from Stage 2.

        Stage 2

        Fill in your project folder – named ‘FV 2023/Industry’– before the deadline on 10 am GMT (UST+00), Tuesday 28 February 2023 by providing the following information and materials (upload only images; pdfs are not supported) in the following order:

        1. Cover Image of the project folder (Image 1)

        2. About you (Image 2)

        [Please also add all information in the folder description section].

        – Personal details: First name, Last Name, Country of Residence, Nationality (optional), Email Address, Phone Number.

        – Social media/website link 

        – Have you undertaken any sustainability education or training? Y/N

        To help you respond to the brief, we invite you to take Fashion Values: Society – an open-source educational course developed by Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), London College of Fashion (LCF) exploring fashion values from the perspective of society.

        – Your personal profile and motivations in applying to the Challenge;

        • Your reasons for applying
        • Your relevant interests and experience
        • What sustainability means to you
        • How you would benefit from the award 

        – Have you been nominated to apply? If yes, who nominated you?

        3. About your business (Image 3)

        [Please also add all information in the folder description section].

        – Business Name 

        – Years in business

        – Business stage – Early development/Launched/Growth/Mature

        – Description of your business (up to 100 words)
        A quick introduction to your business, and how your business helps fashion to value society.

        – A detailed description of your business (up to 500 words) (Image 3)

        • How your business impacts Society
        • The relevant field(s) for your business (Design, Media and/or Technology) 
        • The relevant audience, users, customers or stakeholders for your business
        • Your business’s most recent significant breakthrough or achievement
        • Data or information to evidence your business’s success to date

        4. Further attachments (Image 4+)

        – Visuals (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 images, up to 1 optional video) of your business, such as diagrams, mock-ups, or photographs. Video can be only added with a Youtube or Vimeo link.

        Stage 3

        An international selection panel will assess the material and select 3 industry finalists.

        Winners and finalists contacted – March 2023

        Winners and finalists announced – April 2023

        The application material is handled exclusively by our digital partner Eyes on Talents, an invite-only online platform that connects innovative brands with the best fashion talents. After the selection process, candidates are invited to remain on the Eyes on Talents platform in order to benefit from the professional possibilities in terms of visibility, connections with influential brands and job opportunities.