GIVING EMERGING FASHION TALENTS
A KICK-START TO THEIR CAREER

What is the
Vlisco Fashion Fund

The Vlisco Fashion Fund supports emerging designers and tailors in the process of establishing a career in the fashion industry. By sharing knowledge, expertise and access to an expanded network, we strive to support promising creatives in strengthening their skills and developing their own fashion labels in Central and West Africa.

Who can apply

Every year the Vlisco Fashion Fund Contest is open to up-and-coming fashion talent from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ghana, and there is a Global category for any other African fashion designers who live in or outside Africa. Each applicant must submit a portfolio (with minimum 8 looks), CV and a page with short-term and long-term business goals.

How the contest works

An initial group of candidates will be selected to enter the last part of the contest. This final round is judged by an international panel of African fashion industry experts who choose the winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund.

About the prize

Vlisco Fashion Fund winners receive career funding which must be invested in specific ways: to purchase new equipment, to help finance the set-up of a studio, or to otherwise facilitate business growth. Each winner will also be invited to participate in professional training workshops and mentorship sessions.

Stay tuned

The application date will be announced on social media, so follow Vlisco on Instagram and Facebook for updates! #VliscoFF19

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What is the
Vlisco Fashion Fund

The Vlisco Fashion Fund supports emerging designers and tailors in the process of establishing a career in the fashion industry. By sharing knowledge, expertise and access to an expanded network, we strive to support promising creatives in strengthening their skills and developing their own fashion labels in Central and West Africa.

Who can apply

Every year the Vlisco Fashion Fund Contest is open to up-and-coming fashion talent from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ghana, and there is a Global category for any other African fashion designers who live in or outside Africa. Each applicant must submit a portfolio (with minimum 8 looks), CV and a page with short-term and long-term business goals.

How the contest works

An initial group of candidates will be selected to enter the last part of the contest. This final round is judged by an international panel of African fashion industry experts who choose the winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund.

About the prize

Vlisco Fashion Fund winners receive career funding which must be invested in specific ways: to purchase new equipment, to help finance the set-up of a studio, or to otherwise facilitate business growth. Each winner will also be invited to participate in professional training workshops and mentorship sessions.

Stay tuned

The application date will be announced on social media, so follow Vlisco on Instagram and Facebook for updates!
#VliscoFF19

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Cover Trip 2018

Winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund travel to the Netherlands for professional training workshops.

Each year, winners receive funding to invest in their businesses and are awarded with professional workshops. The 2018 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund were awarded a specialised training trip to the Netherlands.

Cover Winners 2018

Vlisco announces the 7 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2018.

Cover Finalist 2018

21 Finalists faced the joyous and creative challenge of completing the final round of the competition.

Cover Nominies 2018

Meet the Nominees alongside one of their portfolio pictures and an excerpt from the jury report.

Cover Jury 2018

The Interview Rounds. It was an enormous challenge to choose from so many great designers.

Latest

Cover Trip 2018

Winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund travel to the Netherlands for professional training workshops.

Each year, winners receive funding to invest in their businesses and are awarded with professional workshops. The 2018 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund were awarded a specialised training trip to the Netherlands.

Cover Winners 2018

Vlisco announces the 7 winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2018.

Cover Finalist 2018

21 Finalists faced the joyous and creative challenge of completing the final round of the competition.

Cover Nominies 2018

Meet the Nominees alongside one of their portfolio pictures and an excerpt from the jury report.

Cover Jury 2018

The Interview Rounds. It was an enormous challenge to choose from so many great designers.