FASH 2023 / 24. May 2023
The European Fashion Award FASH 2023 returns to the foundation’s headquarters in Munich, where it was established in 1978 and awarded until 2013.
The deadline for applications is now mid-July, the award ceremony will take place at the end of November at ISPO Munich, which has been the major supporter of the work of the European Fashion Award FASH since 2004. More
FASH 2022 / 8. September 2022
Three young fashion designers – one student and two graduates – were honoured with the European Fashion Award FASH 2022 during Berlin Fashion Week. The award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, was presented together with a fashion show for the first time during the Neo Fashion Graduates Days in the Reinbeckhallen in Berlin-Oberschöneweide in front of over 300 guests.
Announcement FASH 2022 / 16. May 2022
New fashion from old clothes. That, in short, is the task for the European Fashion Award FASH 2022, whose topic is ‘Re:Create Fashion’. For the first time, it is not seeking out new fashion designs; instead, the aim is to produce a new creative look out of old garments. The competition is open to exceptionally gifted students across the whole of Europe and carries prizes to the value of €5000. It is in line with the textile strategy of the European Commission. More
FASH 2019 – Finalist / 5. July 2021
European Fashion Award FASH presented at Frankfurt Fashion Week
FASH 2020 / 30. March 2020
As a small sign of hope and trust in the power of creativity, the European Fashion Award FASH will also be presented this year. There are, of course, more important tasks at the moment. This is why we cordially invite those who have the time to participate in FASH 2020. In this way, we will be enabled to honour the works created last year and to have an exchange take place.
If necessary, the announcements and events will be adapted to the needs of the pandemic, even if we will have to resort to a purely digital realization in the end.
FASH 2019 – Finalist / 14. June 2019
The finalists of the European Fashion Award FASH 2019 with the special award for fashion photography have been selected. The prizes will be awarded on July 1st, 2019 in the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (Museum for Centopary Art).
FASH 2019 Photo / 8. May 2019
The European Fashion Award FASH, in cooperation with the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Art Library of the National Museums in Berlin), announces the special award European Fashion Award FASH 2019 – Photo. We are looking for fashion photographs of the highest artistic and technical standards that reflect our time with expressive images.
Students of photography from the 4th semester onwards from all over Europe can apply. More
FASH 2018 / 16. June 2018
The European Fashion Award FASH is supported by Messe München, ISPO Munich. Additional partners are BRLO (Craft Beer), Carroux Caffee, Hering Berlin (trophies), pieperconcept (hangers), Pentherformes Group (mannequins), Raw Studios (location), Vitra (furniture) and Die Gasttfreundin (catering).
The award was also supported by the experts: Katherina Deeken, Managing Director deeken HR; Heiko Desens, Creative Director Sport Style, Puma; Juergen Gessler, Managing Director Strenesse; Gregor Hohenberg, fashion photographer (Achtung, Elle, GQ, Vogue); Joel Horwitz, Senior Designer (Adidas, J. Lindeberg, zLabels); Kristian Sidenius Lenz, Head of HR, Closed; Stephan Meyer, Style Director (AD – Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, Icon, GQ); Eric Maj Potocnik, make-up artist; Sandra Semburg, Streetstyle photographer (P&C, Veronika Heilbrunner, Vogue Paris, Zara); Joachim Schirrmacher, Creative Consultant; Adrian Sommerauer, Senior Designer Dorothee Schumacher; Andrea Unterberger, Head of the Design Studio, Akris and Emma Marita Westergaard, Senior Designer (Adidas, Jack & Jones, zLabels).
Media Release / 25. May 2018
The finalists for the European Fashion Award FASH 2018 have been selected. The prizes will be awarded on June 16, 2018. Attendance at the award ceremony is by invitation only. More
(Deutsch) FASH 2018 / 18. April 2018
Networking, feedback and the exchange with the jury will be will be from this year on the focus of the worldwide European Fashion Award FASH. FASH is one of the most important international awards for fashion students. The Deadline for applications is May 10th, 2018. More
Fash 2017 / 3. July 2017
Fash 2017 / 3. July 2017
The European Fashion Award FASH is supported by Messe München, the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry, and WallDecaux. Additional European Fashion Award FASH 2017 partners: National Museums Berlin, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Design Council, Joachim Schirrmacher (creative consultant), Franco P Tettamanti (fashion photography), Bueronardin (graphic design), Arne Eberle (Public Relations), Pentherformes Group (mannequins), Wedo Sales (info displays), Strenesse (apparel), Hering Berlin (trophies), Vitra (furniture), Harp (consultancy), La Maison (consultancy), NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse (hotel), Die Gastfreundin (catering), and VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter.
FASH 2017 / 3. July 2017
Honorific Speech at the European Fashion Award FASH 2017 by Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth MdB
FASH 2017 / 9. June 2017
The winners of the European Fashion Award FASH 2017 have now been selected. The awards will be announced during a ceremony at Berlin’s Bode Museum on July 3, 2017, the day before the Berlin Fashion Week. The honorific speech will be given by the German Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth. Attendance at the award ceremony is by invitation only.
Circle of Friends / 22. June 2016
textil+mode, the German Textile+Fashion Confederation, has joined the SDBI – Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) Circle of Friends as its newest member. The Confederation’s intellectual and financial support for the SDBI’s non-profit work has been vital in enabling the European Fashion Award FASH 2016, which takes place at Berlin’s Neues Museum on June 27. More
FASH 2015 / 6. July 2015
Six young up and coming design students and graduates received the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 during the kick-off for the Berlin Fashion Week. On Monday evening, witnessed by 250 invited guests, the non-profit Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation), in short SDBI, presented the awards valued at a total of 80,000 Euro at the impressive Neue Museum (New Museum) in Berlin, one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. More
European Fashion Award FASH 2015 / 12. June 2015
Exhibition and Award Ceremony of the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 on the occasion of Berlin Fashion Week. The award purse totals 80,000 Euro. The presentation takes place in the impressive premises of Neues Museum, part of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Winners European Fashion Award FASH 2015
Tomasz Szadel, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee
Lukas Fischer, FH Bielefeld
Julia Kleeblatt, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Kai Gerhardt, Universität der Künste Berlin
Lilly Bosse, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Ulf Brauner, Universität der Künste Berlin
Monday, July 6th, 2015, 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
10178 Berlin / Mitte
The European Fashion Award FASH is considered one of the most important international endorsement awards for fashion students. It is an annual competition by the not-for-profit Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation), in short SDBI. Klaus Steilmann, at the time Europe’s largest manufacturer of women’s fashion, founded SDBI in 1978.www.sdbi.de
European Fashion Award FASH 2016 / 20. May 2015
We are on the eve of a new era. The European Fashion Award FASH 2016 with the subject “Change” is searching for visions of a new era.
Wars, conflicts and catastrophes are not the only issues that change the way we view our world. There is no question: Digitalisation and globalisation enhance and facilitate our life, yet they also have a fundamental impact on the world. Smartphones make every networking attempt of the past look like a simple prelude. The start-up culture, shareconomy, co-creation, crowdsourcing and swapping, as well as the disruptive business models of international investors have created a completely new kind of economy. Hardly any industry remains unaffected by this change.
How can fashion react to all these changes? Should there be more adaptation, subversive strategies, or should we dream completely new dreams? Who will ride the wave of change and claim the future? More
FASH 2015 / 20. November 2014
The Winners of The European Fashion Award FASH 2015 were selected.
The awards will be announced in 2015.
European Fashion Award FASH 2015 / 3. July 2014
Fashion as the expression of attitude: whether social utopia, poetic symbol of protest or escape from the everyday – freedom has many different dimensions. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 is looking for fashion designs with the theme of “Freedom”. More
FASH 2014 / 13. January 2014
Presentation of The European Fashion Award FASH 2014 by SDBI for the First Time during Berlin Fashion Week
Kicking off the Berlin Fashion Week, today nine students and graduates were honored with the European Fashion Award FASH 2014. The award is managed by the non-profit SDBI – Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) . 250 guests from the retail sector, agencies, higher education, government as well as managers and designers of leading companies from Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Estonia, France, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland took part in the ceremony. More
FASH 2014 / 13. January 2014
“I have been observing the work of SDBi since its beginnings and in particular since my involvement with the jury in 2011. The evident genuine interest in new international creative talent was always the core value of the SDBI. This makes it inspirational for creatives, jury members and associates alike. Further support for future projects is vital and beneficial for both the industry and the young talent in order to further connect on a continuous basis and prepare for the tough challenges ahead.”
Torsten Hochstetter, Global Creative Director, Puma
“Visions, creativity and passion are the components with which SDBI sets sustainable signals for the future of the otherwise fast-moving fashion world.”
Laudation “Germany – Land of Ideas”
“The European Fashion Award FASH is neither a local project nor a faceless global story. SDBI does not only focus on beauty but also looks at the concept behind the fashion. We share this requirement for quality, combined with an international appeal.”
Daniel and Markus Freitag, Founders and Creative Directors FREITAG.
FASH 2014 / 11. December 2013
The winners of the European Fashion Award FASH 2014 have been selected. They will receive their awards on Monday, January 13, 2014, on the occasion of the Berlin Fashion Week. Following a presentation of the six winning collections the jury will announce the individual awards. More
FASH 2014 / 10. September 2013
The Swiss Textile Federation (Textilverband Schweiz) supports the European Fashion Award FASH 2014 with textile vouchers valued 5,000 Swiss Francs (4.000 Euro). “We are happy to support the European Fashion Award FASH 2014 with innovative materials produced by our members, because we are impressed and captivated by the professional character of the award as well as the creative excellence and high skill level of the award winners. This is not just an award for products, but an evaluation of everything from research, concept, tailoring, to presentation,” says Peter Flückiger, Director of the Swiss Textile Federation.
FASH 2014 / 6. September 2013
We gained yet another member of the Jury of the European Fashion Award FASH 2014, Stephan Meyer. Stephan Meyer is Creative Director of the German edition of Harpers Bazaar, which was just published for the first time a few days ago. Meyer, considered one of Germany’s foremost style experts, has plenty of experience in the sector of men’s and women’s fashions, as well as interior design. He has worked for magazines including GQ, Park Avenue or Architectural Digest. He was also responsible for the styling for the photos shot of the winning collection of the European Fashion Award FASH 2013. “I am really looking forward to the jury meeting and working with the winners. My own time at fashion design school is still fresh in my mind,” Stephan Meyer comments.
SDBI Circle of Friends / 30. July 2013
Daniel and Markus Freitag on their involvement in the European Fashion Award FASH, their beginning as students, and what an award can do for you.
Berlin Premiere / 1. July 2013
The cocktail reception with which the Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) – SDBI launched its premiere in Berlin on the evening before the opening of the Berlin Fashion Week was extraordinary, high class and profound. More
Welcome Adress Minister of State Pieper / 1. July 2013
Welcome Address by Cornelia Pieper, MdB, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office at the Reception On the Occasion of the Opening of Berlin Fashion Week (European Fashion Award FASH), July 1, 2013, Hotel Brandenburger Hof, Berlin More
European Fashion Award FASH 2014 / 21. May 2013
Music and dancing, excitement and relaxation, fast fashion and slow fashion are some of the many facets of the theme “Rhythm” of the European Fashion Award FASH 2014. The advisory board of the Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) agreed to this rather broadly interpretable scope for the competition. More
European Fashion Award FASH 2013 / 3. February 2013
The European Fashion Award FASH 2013 searched for the new fashion image for men – which in turn reveal new images for women too. The festive award ceremony was held during the trade show ISPO MUNICH 2013. More
SDBI Expands Workshops At ISPO MUNICH 2013 / 26. January 2013
The SDBI workshops “Career and Calculation” have been a tradition since 2007. For the first time SDBI will also offer workshops on the topic of job application. Experienced designers discuss how they made their career and what they expect from application portfolio today. More
FASH 2008 / 29. January 2008
New materials and cuts, secondhand and recycling, favorite pieces and new work processes – these are the ideas for solutions provided by the winning works of the European Fashion Award – FASH 2008. The prized awarded by the The Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) – SDBI looked for fashion under the title “Attitude” in line with the needs of the environment and social issues this year.