How would you “wear” your Chinese Singaporean identity? We welcome all students between 15 to 25 years old with a keen interest in fashion design to give your creative take at the inaugural REMIX 2k21 Fashion Design Competition! Submit your fashion designs and stand a chance to win cash prizes!
Re-discovering Chinese Singaporean culture through fashion
Participants should gather their design inspiration from the Singapo人 permanent exhibition, located at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Participants are free to gather inspirations from texts and exhibits featured in the exhibition.
Get a closer look at the participants’ works!
Find out what goes behind the scene of the competition
The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population.
After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. No matter who you are, there is always room to discover (and rediscover) what it means to be a Chinese Singapo人.
To visit and find out more about the exhibition, please click HERE. Admission to the exhibition is free (and it’s fun!).
Competition is open to participants who are:
1. Between 15 – 25 years old
2. Full-time/ part-time students enrolled in local schools, education/ design institutions
3. Locally based and residing in Singapore
Graduates who graduated in 2020 may also apply for the competition.
Parental consent is required for participants below 18 years old.
(A) Selection and pitching:
Participants shall submit fashion sketches inspired by the Singapo人 exhibition. Shortlisted participants will then be invited to enter the pitching round to pitch their design concept to the judging panel for feedback.
Finalists are required to sew and make the fashion pieces by hand for the final judging. SCCC will provide each finalist with material costs up to SGD$200 on a reimbursement basis. Fashion pieces will need to be modelled and streamed online. Participants are required to look for their own models for the runway filming. The actual pieces will then be exhibited during RE•MIX 2k21 festival.
(C) Participation in filming:
The competition process shall be documented and released as an online series of mini episodes on SCCC’s platforms. Selected participants must be agreeable to take part in the filming process. They shall be required to video-document their thoughts, creative and production process to be used as footage for the mini episodes.
Participants may choose any clothing category for their design (e.g. women’s wear, men’s wear, kids’ wear, one-piece, two-piece, dresses, etc.). There is no limitation to the type of materials used. However, SCCC will only provide up to $200 in material costs on a reimbursement basis. Participants may add any accessories to their ensemble.
The fashion pieces will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Creativity and alignment to the theme (40%)
- Workmanship of the fashion pieces (30%)
- Marketability of the fashion pieces (20%)
- Performance during the pitching session (10%)
Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Keith Png will lead the judging panel that comprises SCCC CEO Low Sze Wee and local celebrity Kate Pang.
Prizes and Highlights
- 1st prize: SGD $1,000
- 2nd prize: SGD $800
- 3rd prize: SGD $600
- Most popular design: SGD $300 (via online voting)
All finalists’ fashion pieces will be exhibited during RE•MIX 2k21 festival at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
All finalist participants will receive festival passes to RE•MIX 2k21 ticketed events.