Rules and Regulation
You don’t just love wearing fashion, you design it! Take your inspiration from the MIST theme to become the next fashion phenomenon.
- No more than four (4) students from each school may register for this competition.
- Each student will compete individually, so collaboration is not permitted. Each competitor must turn in a separate piece of work.
- Each competitor must submit a portfolio of their collection and three (3) copies of their Artist Statement.
- The portfolio must:
i: Combination 1: Three (3) complete adult female outfits AND three (3) complete adult male outfits.
ii: Combination 2: Six (6) complete male outfits OR six (6) complete female outfits.
3. Have a cover or presentation case.
4. Include a cover page that contains the competitor’s MIST ID and the name of the competition. If the competitor’s name appears anywhere on the artwork, points will be deducted.
5. Include a philosophy page that explains how the competitor drew inspiration from the MIST theme to compose their designs and form a collection.
6. Include a “mood” or “inspiration” page of the images that inspired the competitor’s collection.
7. Include a page of color palettes and images of fabric swatches that inspired the competitor’s collection.
8. All designs must be modest in nature while exuding creativity. The designs must inspire comfort, confidence, and dignity.
9. These six (6) designs must include:
a. One (1) 5”x7” -- 8.5”x11” illustration of each design as a worn outfit, in color, matted and mounted on heavy paper or poster board enclosed in an 8.5”x11” page protector to protect the design. The illustration cannot be smaller than 5” x 7”. (see example of worn outfits)
b. Two (2) flat design sketches (working/detail sketches) for each worn outfit, for example: front and back. These flats should be in black and white so the details can be seen easily. (see example of flat)
c. Description and sewing notes. Include in this section details that are hard to see or identify in your design illustration and/or sketches (see example of call outs on flat).
d. The illustration is to be clean. Colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, colored pen/ink, or crayons may be used (see sample flat).
e. Competitors can gain extra points by providing extra design items such as shoes, accessories: pins, jewelry, etc. (outfits can be designed with shoes; however, outfits without shoes will NOT be disqualified).
f. Competitors must provide a common feature within a set such as similar buttons, similar colors, etc. Competitors are encouraged to be original in all their designs.
g. It is recommended to use a sturdy portfolio that has all required items securely attached.
10: The Artist Statement must:
a. Not exceed 500 words.
b. Describe the purpose and inspiration behind the collection of outfits.
c. Include the competitor’s MIST ID and name of this competition. If the competitor’s name appears anywhere on the artwork, points will be deducted.
- This competition will be conducted in-person*.
- All submissions will be judged. Depending on the number of entries, only the top entries (based on the portfolio and artist statement) will be interviewed. The number of interviews conducted will be up to the discretion of the Regional Headquarters.
- The interview will be conducted in-person*. Competitors should be ready to explain any details, parts, and characteristics in the design that are outstanding or unusual. Judges will also ask competitors what they think makes their designs different from others in the market.
- The portfolio, artist statement, and interview will be judged according to the Fashion Design Detailed Ballot.
*NOTE: Fashion Design competitors are eligible to opt for an online interview. In the case of scheduling an online interview, Fashion Design submissions (portfolio and artist statement) must still be physically delivered to the site of the
tournament, in time for registration. Contact your Regional Headquarters to schedule an online interview.