A call broadcast to creatives from around the world for new models of communication for sustainable fashion: October 27, 2022 marks the launch of the third edition of the Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award. The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award (ISFA) is the international competition born out of the collaboration between Connecting Cultures, the foundation that guides the Out of Fashion platform, and C.L.A.S.S., the international eco-hub that shapes a conscious and competitive business, capable of playing both an economic and social role.
The Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators and artists to create visual imagery, an avant-garde project that highlights awareness, respect for people and the planet that define the values of sustainable fashion in the fashion system.
Why a prize for Imagining Sustainable Fashion?
The goal of the Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award is not to give visibility to a particular product, but to promote a next-generation style of communication and impactful images inspired by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
We will be evaluating innovative projects expressed in the form of images, original and brilliant ideas that speak to people’s hearts and minds to counter the rampant opacity and ambiguity of greenwashing that is poisoning fashion communication.
How to apply
The call for proposals opens on October 27, 2022.
To participate in the competition, send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 25 January 2023, writing in the subject line Imagining Sustainable Fashion Prize.
You have to include:
– A CV with your name, age, educational background, and professional experience
– a proposal statement (max two A4 pages) in Word. Describe the concept and images and provide commentary on the overall vision of the project
– a list of the names of everyone who contributed to the project
– the signed forms required for participation (data handling, image release, declaration of originality).
A winning concept will necessarily incorporate effective and beautiful imagery while delivering a message that combines design, innovation, and responsibility all at the same time.
Submission Guidelines: download PDF HERE
Please submit the following forms with your proposal:
Personal Data Handling
Declaration of originality
Award submissions will be examined by a high-profile international jury composed of:
Anna Detheridge, Founder and President, Connecting Cultures
Giusy Bettoni, CEO and Founder, C.L.A.S.S.
Rita Airaghi, Steering Advisor, Gianfranco Ferré Research Center
Paola Arosio, Head of New Brands & Sustainability Projects, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
Jeanine Ballone Managing Director, Fashion 4 Development
Evie Evangelou, Founder and President, Fashion 4 Development
Sara Kozlowski, Vice President of Program Strategies, Education, and Sustainability Initiatives, Council of Fashion Designers of America
Dio Kurazawa, Founding Partner, The Bear Scouts
Renata Molho, journalist, former editor-in-chief of L’Uomo Vogue and former editor-at-large of L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia, Casa Vogue
Stefania Ricci, Director, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Jovana Vukoje, Senior New Brands Specialist, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.
Caterina Niccolai will offer support as a technical partner, and legal, copyright, and intellectual property expert.
The winner will be announced in March 2023 and will receive a cash prize of €3,000.00
Press release: download PDF HERE