SA Fashion Week opens entries for Mr Price Scouting Menswear 2023 Competition

Refuse Clothing, the winner of last year’s menswear scouting competition. Picture: SAFW.

Refuse Clothing, the winner of last year’s menswear scouting competition. Picture: SAFW.

Published May 31, 2023


Are you a menswear designer who wants to crack the code of the highly competitive fashion industry?

If yes, South African Fashion Week wants you to enter its Mr Price Scouting Menswear competition.

But there is a catch. You have to be a qualified fashion designer with a diploma or degree in fashion design or have been in business between three and 10 years. And yes, even if you are a previous SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear finalist, you may enter.

The brief

The brief is simple. You have to design a sustainable menswear collection for the “now” fashion lover who values alternative design inspired by a dress in the street and sport, with as much respect for technical innovation as for our people and planet.

Your designs must be innovative, chic and edgy. Your fabric selection must be luxurious and soft on the skin, considering the temperatures in South Africa and yes, recycled materials are allowed. After all, sustainability is key.

What’s at stake

Prizes worth more than R50 000 are up for grabs, and the winner takes it all. The winner will get an opportunity to their Autumn/Winter ’24 collection at SA Fashion Week in October 2023.

They will also get R50 000 cash, a collab range that will be available in selected Mr Price stores in Autumn/Winter 2024, a week at the Mr Price headquarters to learn about the business and a stand at the SAFW Designer Pop-Up.

What are you waiting for? Start preparing your portfolio and enter before the online registration closes on June 15. Visit the SA Fashion Week website for more information.

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