Eyes on Talents Eyes on Talents x Paris Good Fashion - Grand Prix Inclusive Design 2024

PARIS GOOD FASHION X EYES ON TALENTS

CALL FOR COMPETITION

Within the framework of Paris Good Fashion, whose vocation is to co-construct with players in the fashion sector a roadmap to act concretely and progressively transform practices in order to make Paris THE capital of responsible fashion by the time of the 2024 Olympic Games. As part of PARIS GOOD FASHION and in collaboration with APF France handicap, EYES ON TALENTS is awarding Grand Prix Inclusive Design - Design category.

Purpose and theme of the competition

Convinced that it is essential to involve creative minds in order to raise awareness about sustainability and inclusivity, Eyes on Talents and Paris Good Fashion launched in 2019 the Grand Prix Inclusive Design with APF France handicap in order to reward creative minds committed to designing a more sustainable world.

In 2024, the third edition will be dedicated to fashion & design in the perspective of the Paralympic Games of Paris 2024. 

This 3rd edition will address the theme of Adaptive Wear and how designers can challenge themselves to meet the needs and abilities of people with varying degrees of disability.

The aim of the competition is to reward an innovative creative proposal that will drastically improve a situation of disability, whether by a function of utility or an aesthetic review of an existing object.


Planning

  • Kick-off: February 9th, 2024, 9:30 am GMT+1.
  • Final Call: May 10th, 2024, 23:59 GMT+1.
  • Winner selection by the Jury: May 13th - June 10th, 2024.
  • Results announcement: June 13th, 2024

Further updates via email.


Who can Participate?

Participation is open, free and no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Designers/Students worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products.

The competition is open :

  • Designers featured on the Eyes on Talents platform.
  • Students currently working on relevant projects for their 2024 diplomas, and alumni from pertinent courses.
  • Any student enrolled in a recognized institution globally, pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.

For her/his project, the participant must provide digital 3D creations if she/he does not have images of the pieces produced.

Digital 3D designs are acceptable in lieu of physical prototypes


Submission Guidelines - Online registration

  • Your entry must include a comprehensive concept description (ideas, sketches, etc.), materials proposed, and specify the disability it caters to.
  • Participants' projects must be submitted on Eyes on Talents on their owned profile.
  • They must ensure that the data entered in their EYES ON TALENTS profile is correct (first name, last name, phone number, and e-mail address)
  • Register and upload your project on www.eyesontalents.com with the title #GPID2024.

Applicants must confirm their participation in the competition on the website by May 10th, 2024 at 23:59 GMT+1, by filling in their complete profile and their project.

The projects will be confidential within EoT and will therefore only be visible to the members of the competition jury, EoT team and its partners.


    What's in it for you?

    Thanks to the commitment of APF France handicap, winners of the Grand Prix Inclusive Design will be rewarded with:

    • Grand Prize: A €10,000 grant to the winner(s).
    • The opportunity for project development with APF Enterprises or partners.
    • Exclusive promotional features by Paris Good Fashion and Eyes on Talents.
    • Recognition for the educational institutions of the winning entrants.

    The schools from which the winners come will also be promoted in the communication activities surrounding the event.


    Jury

    A panel of global experts, including industry leaders and former winners, will evaluate submissions via our digital platform. They bring diverse experiences and insights to the table, ensuring a fair and comprehensive assessment.

    Morin Oluwole - Former Global Luxury Director, Meta and Top Voice LinkedIn

    Camille Hutin - General Manager, La Galerie 19M

    Donald Schneider - Donald Schneider Studio, founder & creative

    Pascal Morand - Executive chair, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

    Louise Linderoth - Designer and founder of Lou Dehrot, Winner of the Inclusive Design 2022

    Xavier Romatet - Dean, Institut Français de la Mode

    Isabelle Lefort - Co-founder, Paris Good Fashion

    Floriane de Saint Pierre - Founder, Eyes on Talents

    Serge Widawski - CEO, APF France handicap

    Astrid de Montessus - Partner, Eyes on Talents


    Be a Part of the Change

    This is more than a competition; it's a platform to voice your creativity and potentially alter the landscape of fashion inclusivity. Join us in this exciting journey to make fashion accessible for all!


    Eyes on Talents

    As every need has a solution, Eyes on Talents, is the international Talent Place for influential & Innovative brands seeking Creative and Management talents for all types of working relationships.

    Eyes on Talents provides brands with easy access to talents worldwide through our curated global Talent Place.

    Eyes on Talents is a partner with Paris Good Fashion, Villa Noailles with the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories of Hyères, Design Parade Toulon, Ateliers de Paris, Circulation(s) festival, and many international institutions.


    Paris Good Fashion

    The Paris Good Fashion movement brings together industry players, brands, designers, and citizens … who are committed to sustainable fashion. Paris Good Fashion’s vocation is to coconstruct with the actors of the fashion sector a road map to act concretely and gradually transform practices in order to offer more responsible fashion by the Olympic Games in 2024.

    With a steering committee and working groups, Paris Good Fashion organizes « tanks to action» to define the road map, choose priorities for action, launch a major citizen consultation, organize conference cycles, and mobilize young people and society on the subject of sustainable consumption by soliciting design and creativity.


    APF France handicap

    APF France handicap is the largest French organization, recognized as being of public utility, for the defense and representation of people with disabilities and their families. APF France handicap has humanist, militant and social values, and a project of general interest, that of an inclusive and supportive society.