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Young Fashion Designer

Competition 2021 

‘Athleisure’ is a trend that is here to stay. With many brands and designers offering a range of athletic leisurewear alongside their existing collections, businesses are seeing a rise in sales of the comfy, yet stylish, relaxed look.
Alongside this trend, top UK designers are going the extra mile to ensure their collections are sustainable. Whether it be through the use of more sustainable fibres, fabrics and production techniques or recycled fabrics and garments to impactful statements, slogans and design features; they promote a powerful message about sustainability.

It is important that we as young designers, also do our bit!

Your Brief 

For Young Fashion Designer UK 2021, we are looking for students aged 11-18 to produce THREE pages of work for our panel of industry professional, who judge the competition, to see.


  • Produce a moodboard of RESEARCH about Athleisure and include an area of Sustainability that you wish to explore.
  • Produce a page of DEVELOPMENT that may include initial sketches, samples, pattern or print ideas.
  • Produce FOUR OUTFIT DESIGNS IDEAS on your final page. Annotate your sketches to explain your ideas. 


To Enter 

To be in with a chance of winning a great prize and have your work showcased on our website please provide the following:


  1. On each of your pages include your name, school name and age category.
  2. Register your entry on the website.
  3. Email in your entry to your center - a jpeg file for each page - 3 jpegs ONLY. - South Centre please email yfd@kentcollege.kent.sch.uk or for the Midlands Centre please email yfd@rgsw.org.uk



All entries must be received by Friday 28th May at the latest. We cannot accept entries after this time. 

Terms and conditions

  • Apply to one centre only (your closest centre)
  • Send only THREE JPEG files, unfortunately we are unable to accept any more and it is with regret that entries with more than three files will not be considered. Unfortunately any other file type will not be considered due to formatting issues with entries including different file types.
  • Apply in the correct age category.
  • Ensure your name, school name and age category is visible one every page. Unfortunately we are not able to accept entries that do not include this as we will not be able to contact you. Your teacher is able to submit your entry on your behalf. Your parent is able to submit this on your behalf. For data protection we will not display your full name on our website. If you would rather not have your work displayed on the website please add this to the notes section on the registration form.

Please tick level of entry: Year 7/8     Year 9/10/11     Year 12/13
Student's name
Teacher's name
Your email address
School name & address
Select nearest YFD UK centre South Centre     Midlands Centre
School email and telephone number
Write your design brief here:
Using max 100 words, describe your project, how it has evolved from the starting point and your target market
How did you hear about Young Fashion Designer UK?
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