OPEN CALL

Fashion designers

RADIANT NIGHTS // WEAVE Festival
Fashion Show
Saturday 03 February 2024

WEAVE curates a spectacular two-day festival, with the theme of cultural appreciation – a celebration of African textiles, fashion, cultural heritage, and community at the iconic DE SINGEL in Antwerp. On Saturday, February 3, the fashion show takes centre stage with the theme of Vibrant! We are launching an open call to give designers the opportunity to be part of the programme.

Criteria

  • Professional fashion designer 
  • Designs which are contemporary, dotted with intricately woven presentations of cultural narratives, concepts, designs, textiles, motifs, shapes, patterns, techniques… 
  • Your work is inspired by African textile designs, fashion, heritage, art and/or African culture in any possible form. 
  • Your designs contribute to society in your capacity, for example, concerning fair fashion practice, circularity, zero-waste design, eco-design, regenerative design, mending, upcycling, organic fabrics, natural dyes, locally sourced materials, gender diversity, justice, the well-being economy, and empowerment of people.

Send your application including a motivation letter, design CV, and a selection of your work for review, in any format you find fitting such as a website or digital portfolio to pendo@weave-community.org

Application Deadline: 20 December 2023