big Announces 14 Finalists for “big design award”

Tokyo - big, Inc., subsidiary of CAMPFIRE, Inc., has announced the finalists for the international fashion design competition based in Asia “big design award.” Out of approximately 123 applications from 30 countries around the world, 14 have been chosen to go on to the second examination round (the finals). The second round and award ceremony will be held within the Tokyo metropolitan area, on August 9 and 10.

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Finalists For The First “big design award”

“big design award” aims to create new business models for fashion beyond boundaries, by fostering next-generation leaders and providing supportive environment to designers in the fashion industry.
From April 16 to June 15, 2019, there were approximately 123 applications from students and designers (professional and amateur) involved in fashion design and production, in 30 countries around the world. 14 finalists have been chosen to move on to the second round.

・Clémence Gautier (Belgium)
・Fabian Kis-Juhasz (Hungary)
・Heaven Tanudiredja (Indonesia)
・Kim joo young (Korea)
・Marguerite Barroux (France)
・Maryam Fahim (Germany)
・Sabine Skarule (Latvia)
・Stina Randestad (Sweden)
・Shie Lyu (China)
・Shuting Qiu (China)
・Tetsuya Doi・Yota Anazawa (Japan)
・Tíscar Espadas (Spain)
・Robyn Lynch (Ireland)
・Yoshiki Hanzawa (Japan)

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About the Second Examination Round (Finals)

Finalists will be presenting the following; a video of their making (under five minutes), an exhibit of their collection, and a presentation. Belgium fashion designer and head of fashion of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Walter Van Beirendonck, will be joined by five global professionals from across disciplines to judge in the second round.

August 9 and 10, 2019

Tokyo metropolitan area (This event is for invited guests only)

Grand prize: 5,000,000 yen for one person
Secondary prize: 1,000,000 yen for one person
Tertiary prize: 500,000 yen for two persons

・Walter Van Beirendonck (Fashion designer, Head of fashion of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)
・Karchun Leung (Numéro China Editor in chief)
・Naomi Martin (SHOWstudio Content producer)
・Takashi Ikegami (Complex system researcher / University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences professor)
・Aya Takano (Contemporary Artist )
・Kazuma Ieiri (CAMPFIRE, Inc. President and CEO)

Chosen candidates (including the finalists) will be eligible for the “big” support program, which includes access to studio space, and an opportunity to interact with domestic and foreign companies and professionals, such as investors and innovators.