Imagine Talents - design competition and fashion show
Imagine Talents is a design competition focusing on educating design students from prominent design universities all over the world in the use of fur and as a result inspiring the fur world and furriers with new and innovative designs.The design competition celebrates outstanding, talented fashion students, showcasing the beauty, versatility, sustainability and overall design potential of fur. Kopenhagen Fur would like to teach designers of tomorrow the value of slow fashion and provide them the skills they need to work with natural and sustainable materials like fur.
To take part in the Imagine Talents competition, students must be enrolled at a design university that collaborates with Kopenhagen Fur. The locations of the design universities span from Tokyo to London and vary in size and profile, but the one thing they have in common is their top rankings as leading, global educational institutions.
In one of the most important steps of the Imagine Talents competition, Kopenhagen Fur offers all selected competing students a comprehensive, locally sponsored educational program at the collaborating design universities. Expert teachers and furriers provide workshops and ongoing guidance both before and during the design development phases to give the participating students the tools they need to dive into the design process.
The winner of the Imagine Talents competition is chosen by a professional jury consisting of key players on the design scene and announced live during a high-end fashion show facilitated by Kopenhagen Fur. The show traditionally takes place during an international fashion week.
The winner of Imagine Talents 2019: Designer duo Reiner-Andre Törner & Elisabetta Silvestri from Royal College of Art in United Kingdom. They will be awarded with an exclusive one-week creative stay with Fendi in Rome.
Read more about this year's Imagine Talents here: Young designers use fur to promote sustainability.