The Red Dress Avant Garde Challenge

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012


An avant-garde fashion design challenge created by Diana Opoti and targeted at emerging designers from across Africa.

The red dress avant-garde Designer Challenge is an emerging designer contest in the experimental category that has a two-fold purpose; to create a platform for emerging designers while attracting attention of the lifestyle diseases of the Heart stroke, high blood pressure as well as lung disease from lifestyle choices or habits – smoking, drinking, stress and unhealthy eating. 16-20 Winning designs will be put up for an auction online to help raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Go RED Campaign– this is not a red dress it’s a red alert

The symbol of the red dress is universally accepted, the red dress as a universal women’s image and red as the colour of health, life and vibrancy but also of warning. In short, it is not a red dress –it’s a red alert!

The symbol being a red dress – the challenge calls for ALL entries to be on dresses and all predominantly red material or fabric

                                       THE CHALLENGE

Have a keen eye and passion for design? Are you are current student or completed your course in fashion design and looking for an opportunity that will thrust you into the fashion world?

Well here is Your chance To Contest,

(Interested Designers Should send an email To in order to get the Application form)

The Red Dress avant-garde Designer Challenge will offer:
the winner USD 2500

2nd prize USD 1500

3rd prize USD 1000 
as well as a fashion spread in a Glossy Magazine Among other prizes

The Challenge is open for entries and close on July 10, 2012.


What are the categories you can enter in?

Fashion & millinery OR Sustainable Fashion Design.

Designers can create fascinators or hats to match outfits (optional) these will not be judged.

USE FABRIC/materials OF ANY TEXTURE, DESIGN but predominantly red


Get Your Form Today!!!!!

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