WCFW Competitions

Photos: Kelly Rosborough, Donna Lewis, Ernest Dejesus, Heidi Ferguson

For information about attending the competitions as a spectator, view the WCFW Events + Tickets page.

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Emerging Designer Competition

Western Canada Fashion Week created the Emerging Designer Competition to provide a platform for new designers to enter into the world of fashion. Past first place winners of the competition have used the free showcase to acquire the press coverage and recognition to launch their clothing lines or open their own boutiques.

Competitor Information

Design one piece to be judged by industry professionals on construction, design, creativity and marketability. Designers will be on the runway presenting their garment on a model.

Prizes

The first place winner receives:

  • WCFW runway showcase to present their collection the following season, complete with models, makeup and hair artists provided by WCFW ($2000.00 value)
  • $500 Amphora Cosmetic Concierge gift card
  • Gift bag Davines and Jane Iredale
  • 4 tickets to WCFW shows

The second place winner receives:

The third place winner receives:

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.

EMERGING DESIGNER REGISTRATION (PDF)

 

Costume Design Competition

Costume Designers have an innate ability to use shapes, colours and textures to design clothes that accurately depict the personalities of characters on TV, film and theatre. They create a powerful visual statement of the distinguishing traits of each character, evoke a mood and style for the story, and provide aesthetic appeal. All in all, costume designers deserve much praise and recognition for their design talent and contribution not only to the world of entertainment, but also to the world of fashion. In a country with world-renowned Fringe Festivals, we honour the deep pool of costume design talent through hosting a Costume Design Competition.

Competitor Information

Rework or design one costume of your choice. You will be judged on creativity, construction and overall look. Judges will inspect each garment before the competition for originality and quality. Bring your costume to life and use an actor, dancer or model for your big reveal! Designers will be on the runway presenting their costume on a model.

Prizes

The first prize winner will receive a runway showcase ($1500.00 value) presented at the following season’s WCFW for their collection of five or more pieces, models, hair, makeup and consultations (through the Incubator Program). The top 3 finalists receive a gift bag from Davines and Jane Iredale.

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.

 

COSTUME DESIGN REGISTRATION (PDF)

 

Fantasy Hair Competition

The Fantasy Hair Competition is an exciting platform for creative stylists to showcase their talent. This event offers an opportunity for stylists to express their creative vision through hair artistry and overall fantasy concept. It is a spectacular way for stylists to challenge and promote themselves.

Competitor Information

This competition is to create a fantasy look on a single model with the emphasis on hair. Fantasy is defined as “not reality,” a look that is not worn in the real world. Any colours or hair lengths may be used and the attire should enhance the fantasy look. Props may be incorporated as long as the model can carry them. Designers will be on the runway presenting their design on a model.

Prizes

The first prize winner will receive a runway showcase ($1000.00 value) presented at the following season’s WCFW for their collection of five or more pieces. The top 3 finalists receive a gift bag from Davines and Jane Iredale.

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.
FANTASY HAIR REGISTRATION (PDF)

 

Fantasy Makeup Competition

Western Canada Fashion Week is proud to have pioneered a Fantasy Makeup Competition. Makeup artists will have a chance to show off their talent and compete in the competition, where there are no limits to their imagination!

Competitor Information

We welcome makeup lines, salons, schools and freelance artists to participate. Contestants may use any technique or combination of techniques including, but not limited to fashion, theatrical airbrush and special effects. Designers will be on the runway presenting their design on a model.

Prizes

The first prize winner will receive a runway showcase ($1000.00 value) presented at the following season’s WCFW for their collection of five or more pieces. The top 3 finalists receive a gift bag from Davines and Jane Iredale.

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.
FANTASY MAKEUP REGISTRATION (PDF)

 

PHABRIKATED Competition

Fashion designers, industrial designers and artists: this is your chance to be involved in one of the most innovative fashion and art competitions! Use your creativity to design a gown with any material-as long as it not fabric.

Competitor Information

Design and enter one full length, non-fabric gown. Finalists will have the exciting opportunity to have their designs displayed at Western Canada Fashion Week and other amazing venues.

Prizes

The first, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes. The top 3 finalists’ creations will also be professionally photographed by WCFW ($350 value).

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.
PHABRIKATED REGISTRATION (PDF)

 

WinterCity Strategy Design Competition: For the Love of Winter

Embrace the coolest season with a fun fashion competition held in conjunction with the City of Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy initiative.

Competitor Information

Design one complete winter outfit, women’s, men’s, or children’s. Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy and WCFW will be holding an outdoor presentation at the TransAlta Arts Barns.

Prizes

The winner will be presented prizes on the runway at the fall 2014 WCFW by Celebrity/Media Judges. The three finalists’ creations will also be professionally photographed by Western Canada Fashion Week photographers ($350 value) and receive a disc for their promotional use. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive cash prizes. The first place winner will also receive a One Night Executive Suite Bed and Breakfast Package at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (over $500 value). Prizing for 2nd and 3rd place winners will be provided by Davines and Jane Iredale.

Upcoming Competition Dates

Please view the Events + Tickets page for the event date.
FOR THE LOVE OF WINTER REGISTRATION (PDF)