Men’s Folio Designer of the Year 2019: Open For Submissions

Men’s Folio Designer of the Year 2019: Open For Submissions

The annual search for the Men’s Folio Designer of the Year is back, and this year we want you to #DoubleUp. In conjunction with our 22nd anniversary and The Doubles Issue, we are providing a platform for the most promising young menswear designers to showcase their works, both in Men’s Folio and at our anniversary party in October 2019. The top three finalists will also walk away with attractive prizes.

We’re officially open for submissions, and here is how you can enter to become the next Men’s Folio Designer of the Year. We encourage all contestants to read the guidelines carefully.

Entrants must be between 18 to 35 years old. Contestants will be required to submit three sketches of original menswear looks, never before showcased to the public, complete with footwear and accessories, along with a mood board of the inspiration behind the collection.

Design Brief

The sketches are to be inspired by Duality, in which designers will present their take on two distinct elements of their choosing through a menswear collection, with looks that are wearable and commercially-viable.

Email the following to [email protected]:


Application Form



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Sketches Submission

Submit THREE sketches of original menswear looks, together with mood board of the inspiration behind the collection. State clearly the two elements showcased in this collection.



Submissions will close on 31 July 2019, 6 p.m. Shortlisted contestants will have to physically create 2 out of 3 their submitted looks for a second round of judging. The top three finalists will showcase their collection at the Men’s Folio 22nd anniversary event, and a winner will be announced by a judging panel.

Finalists will have to comply with the following conditions:

Entrants (between 18 to 35 years old) must be able to attend the anniversary event, and be responsible for their individual transport and accommodation in Singapore, unless otherwise advised. Entrants must be able to arrange for their three complete outfits to be delivered to the Heart Media office at Haw Par Glass Tower, 178 Clemenceau Avenue, #3-00, Singapore 239926 by no later than 5 p.m. on 30 September 2019.

Decisions made by the selection panel are final. Submissions must be original, and never before shown in public (i.e. at any event, exhibition, retail outlet and public places). Entrants must not be a member of the teaching staff of any school or organisation that teaches any subject relating to fashion. Entrants must not have full nor partial ownership of any previously established, nor existing fashion brand or label.

More details on the anniversary event will be released closer to the date. Any queries on the competition and event may also be directed to [email protected].