THE BRIEF
We’re looking for a chic version of a closet staple that flatters from the office to the bar - the Shirt Dress
Traditionally men wore dress shirts and women blouses, also known as chemises. That all changed in the mid-1800s when this classic item entered the wardrobes of women. Today it’s worn and loved by everyone.

For the 2017 SAFW Student Competition you have to:

- Design a shirt dress - airy but tailored, smart for everyday but also vacation-ready and suitable for the red carpet.
- Focus on detail and design to create a timeless piece that’s not only gender neutral but also blurs age boundaries.
- Choose fabrics that are cotton or cotton mix/blends
- Design in white, black or stripes
- Make sure your look fits a size 34 model
- The finalists and winner will be announced at a show during the SAFW Designer Pop Up Shop - keep this in mind when you start the design process – make sure your garment is wearable, as it will be worn by a model during the show.
- Look at the last page of this brief to see how international designers have embraced and creatively developed this timeless style over the years. Please make sure that you only take inspiration from this!

HOW TO ENTER?
- Download full competition brief below
- Fill in the electronic entry form below before 28 July 2017
- Having trouble doing this online? Send an email to
info@safashionweek.co.za and we’ll send you an electronic version to complete and send back to us.*PLEASE NOTE - late entries will not be accepted.

DEADLINE: 28 JULY 2017


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SUBMISSION?
- After entries have been received and reviewed by the judging panel, the top 10 finalists and their lecturers will be notified by email.
- Finalists have to attend the show and winner’s announcement in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria during the SAFW Pop Up Shop.
- Please note that the top 10 finalist’s garments can only be collected after the Pop Up Shop (1st week of December 2016)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Your college lecturer must moderate your entry before it is sent through for judging. Colleges need to pre-select the best pieces for entry.
- Please note that, although we take great care with all garments, SAFW will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to entry garments.
- Prizes are non-negotiable and the judges’ decision is final; no correspondence regarding the final decision will be responded to.

INSPIRATION // SHIRT DRESS
VIEW 2015 WINNERVIEW 2016 WINNER