Britain's Next Top Designer?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Think this could be you? Then join in's new design competition!


Think you could be the new Mark Fast or Sister by Sibling? Then this brand new knitwear design competition is for you! has joined forces with fashion colleges including London College of Fashion and Central St Martin’s to find knitting’s next big talent. Not that you need to be a student, the competition is open to anyone over 16 with design ambitions.

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The competition will be judged by a panel of knitting experts including designer Debbie Bliss; renowned London Fashion Week knitwear designer Emilio de la Morena; Kate Carter, editor of Life & Style at; author, Perri Lewis; Stefanie Rycraft-Jones, Presenter from Fashion One TV and Edward Griffith of

The winner will be selected from 10 finalists, with the judging panel supporting them to professionally produce their pattern to be sold on’s website. All profits from the sale of the pattern goes to the winner. The prize will also include work experience with Emilio de la Morena in advance of his S/S15 London Fashion Week show in September, pattern writing mentoring with Debbie Bliss to finalise the design ready for commercial use and a cash prize of £1000!

All you need to do is design an original men’s or women’s knitted garment and send the finished pattern with two photographs of the final item to before 30 April 2014.  The winner will be announced by 10 June 2014. For more information and T&Cs visit


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