THE DENIM DESIGN AWARD IS DEDICATED TO TOMORROW’S DESIGNERS-TO-BE.
STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO DEVELOP THEIR DENIM CREATIONS FOLLOWING PRECISE CREATIVE THEMES IDENTIFIED BY CREATIVE ROOM™, ISKO™’S STYLE AND DESIGN CENTER, AS KEY FOR FUTURE TRENDS.
The ISKO I-SKOOL™ Denim Design Award is much more than a simple competition: it is a structured training program meant to motivate youth to learn everything they can about the art of denim and gain experience through a number of workshops and denim seminars that take place in the inspiring CREATIVE ROOM™, ISKO™ style and design center located in Italy.
The ISKO I-SKOOL™ Denim Design Award main goal is to share knowledge and teach young talents how to develop a design that is industrializable, allowing talent and creativity to take shape in real garments.
ISKO™, together with CREATIVE ROOM™ and selected partners, will guide students to discover the entire denim supply chain.
Normative gender categories are being dismantled around the world. The old gender binaries no longer have the social weight they once did. Progressive media outlets and college campuses are promoting ever new and evolving forms of identity. This erosion of the old stereotypes is coming to be known as genderful – a celebration of the new and inclusive ways to conceive of the multiplicity of modes of self expression.
The term unisex refers to the collapsing of traditionally binary gender characteristics into a single (uni-) category. Rather than dividing behavior, style, activities, etc. into male and female, unisex envisions blending these
distinctions into a unified, undifferentiated sex. In fashion, this has manifested as garment designs meant to appeal to both men and women, which can be worn in a variety of ways. Our challenge to you is to think a new category for fashion which entails a more fluid and multitudinous set of identities: multisex.
Requirements: TRANSFORMABLE / SUSTAINABLE
SUPERNORMAL / EXTRA-ORDINARY
Identity is more than gender, but the fluidity of gender categories has opened up new ways of conceiving of identity. Revelations about the social construction of gender identity have led us to rethink other identity categories. In the new globalized society we are able to transcend the boundaries of race, nationality, class, age and more. The flexibility of these cultural and biological boundaries allows us to imagine entirely new and novel identities for ourselves. Here we want you to imagine new ways to leverage the cross-pollination of identities and interpret them in design.
Requirements: HYBRID / GLAMOROUS
PLAYFUL / PROVOCATIVE