ymfw2016 designer competition

Calling all aspiring fashion designers to submit your renderings directly to Middle East's very own Leading International Fashion Designer REEM ACRA for a chance to win your own exclusive runway show during YMFW16 and many more exciting prizes.

Phase One- Apply for Designer Competition

All entries will be made through the website www.yasmallfashionweek.com. Contestants will submit sketches for a preliminary judging panel. Applicants should send high-resolution images of the designs. Six designs will have to be submitted for consideration into the competition. Deadline for the application with sketches: 22nd Sep 2016 (by 6pm). 

Phase Two – Short list selected by Fashion Runway Committee

 Shortlisted finalists will be contacted individually. Announce date: 22nd September,2016

Phase Three – Competition Preparation

Preparation of the outfits including accessories. The collections to be presented individually.

terms & conditions

  • All submitted designs must be original and produced by the designer.
  • It would be the responsibility of the designer to copyright the submitted designs from their end. Yas Mall will not be responsible for this.
  • Designers will grant rights to Yas Mall to distribute the submitted designs to judges, panelist, media, and display on other distribution channels as part of the competition coverage.
  • Yas Mall will have full and complete right to use all materials produced during this competition in any way.
  • All submitted show garments must be produced in accordance with the original submitted design sketches.
  • All entrants and finalists are required to meet entry deadlines.
  • Any cases of plagiarism will lead to a straight disqualification.
  • Entry submissions after deadlines stated will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Management decision on finalists and winners will be final. Winners will be selected by a judge of panelists


  • Top three designers will be given the opportunity to showcase their works on the opening day (October 12th, 2016) of Yas Mall Fashion Week 2016.
  • Event will be attended by international celebrities and media.
  • ITP will offer comprehensive media support and free photoshoot.
  • Photoshoot at ITP studios for Ahlan and Viva.
  • Further exciting prizes to be offered to the final winner.
  • Winner's work to display at TRYANO

For any queries please send us email to: support@yasmallfashionweek.com

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