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Are You Runway Ready? The Search for Southeast Asia’s Most Promising Designer is On!

Fashion designers, prepare your sketches! AARRDS 2017, a platform to showcase the talents around to region, is now open for applications from young designers aged 18 to 30 from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Submissions must include an ASEAN-inspired women’s ready-to-wear collection. Download the form from the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week website. Auditions will take place in the capital cities of the participating countries from April to June.

A distinguished panel of judges will choose the top two designers from each country, who will represent their country on the KL Fashion Week runway in August 2018. The winner will receive prizes worth at least RM350,000, including RM25,000 to produce a capsule collection to be sold on, 150,000 AirAsia BIG Points, as well as a confirmed slot in KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2018.

Here’s a look back at 2016 Grand Finale, held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Watch this space for updates and follow AirAsia on YouTube to view AARRDS webisodes as the search makes its way around Southeast Asia.

For submission deadlines, audition dates and more info, visit the KLFW website.


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