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The Connected Fashion Challenge

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The Connected Fashion Challenge

The Connected Fashion Challenge is an intense, four-week program which will bring 20 talented innovators with diverse backgrounds to co-create a fashion collection that integrates technology to connect and empower communities.

The Challenge

Fashion trends are moving at an unprecedented speed. At the same time, wearable technologies are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and widespread. Against this backdrop, clothes are not just practical items or fashion statements we buy – they can literally connect us with others and the broader world, and fashion can become an even more empowering experience. Together, fashion and technology have the power to innovate, empower and connect!

You can be at the forefront of this development. The Connected Fashion Challenge invites participants from all backgrounds, cultures and communities to come together, ideate, exchange with peers, and ultimately co-create an edgy new collection that fosters meaningful connections and places our partner at the vanguard of a new kind of fashion.

Over the four-week program, you will be guided through an innovation process, from ideation to implementation, with the goal of producing a concrete result: a collection that integrates wearable technologies into fashion and thereby empowers and connects communities in exciting new ways. All this in one of the most vibrant European capitals, Berlin, surrounded by dynamic individuals from across the globe, industries and experiences.


Who should apply?
We look forward to applications from anyone who has demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – fashion, IT / technology, marketing, social media, community, psychology, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, business, retail.

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. We will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and wide range of experiences, so if you feel like you can make a valuable contribution, please apply and tell us why!

As one of the global capitals of innovation and lifestyle, Berlin is the ideal host city for the program. Participants will be exposed to the German capital’s insatiable appetite for fresh and provocative expressions. The program takes place at The DO School campus, conveniently located at the heart of the city.

3 June 2019 – 28 June 2019

Application period
First deadline: 24 March 2019*
Final deadline: April 28, 2019
*Visa candidates must submit their application by this deadline.
To increase your chances of getting selected we encourage all candidates to submit their application at the first deadline.

Participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, travel cost to and from Berlin, as well as local accommodation for the program duration. Limited needs-based stipends are available.

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