February 18, 2015

By Contributor

Images Courtesy of CENIT

Madrid, Spain – The Textile Intelligence Centre (aka CENIT) has announced that this year’s edition of the “European Young Designers Contest” will take place on February 25. Students from top schools will compete for a cash prize package.



Eighteen young designers from Spain (IED Madrid), France (Atelier Chardon Savard), Germany (Esmod Berlin), Italy (Accademia Koefia), United Kingdom (Falmouth University) and Portugal (Modatex) will compete for the recognition of an international jury and for the prize money of 5,000 euros for the overall winner.

Organized by CENIT – the Textile Intelligence Centre, Porto Fashion Show aims to publicize the new talents of European fashion, as well as to promote Oporto and Portugal abroad as design, fashion and the textile and apparel industry centres.

In addition to the final runway show, which will take place in professional trade fair Modtissimo, February 25th at Alfândega do Porto, young designers will also get to know some of the “made in Portugal” excellence examples, visiting companies A2 Asdrubal J.A., Crispim Abreu and Polopique.

This will be the third edition of the European Young Designers Contest, which has awarded German Cattarina Saffier in 2013 and French Bértille Goux, nowadays working as designer at Isabel Marant brand, in 2011.

CENIT – the Textile Intelligence Centre is a non-profit organization created by the sector associations ATP – Textile and Apparel Association and ANIVEC/APIV – National Association of the Apparel and Manufacture Industry, focused on the promotion, dissemination and information of and to the Portuguese textile, apparel and fashion industry.

Porto Fashion Show, under which takes place this young designers contest, is a project by CENIT supported by EU funds that also involves the promotion of international conferences and exhibitions related to fashion world.