The Link Contest Edition 2017 Is On The Starting Line. New Talents Wanted

March 8, 2017 written by
The Link Contest Edition 2017 Is On The Starting Line. New Talents Wanted

The launch of the new contest announcement and the new advertising image open officially the edition 2017 of The Link, the talent scouting contest organized and promoted by MarediModa, the trade show dedicated to fabrics, accessories, textile designs, private label manufacturers of beach-, under-, sports- and athleisure expected in Cannes on 7th to 9th November 2017. For thirteen years the contest has been aiming to identify the best talented designers in beachwear and underwear and link them with leading companies of both industries. Over 100 selected European schools, hundreds of projects, sessions and selections, 8 finalists on the stage of Cannes and 2 final winners, one per each category. An extraordinary journey and a rigorous selection will introduce the best designers to the public offering them a fast track to the world of fashion.
Everything begins with school information (i.e. the contest announcement, the registration form and the poster advertising the contest), then the contest moves on to nominations with the precious contribution of a jury. After identifying the semi-finalists, MarediModa will start planning THE LINK area in view of the Cannes trade show. The four finalists, each for each contest category (beachwear and underwear) category, will enjoy a reserved space to exhibit their collections to the public.


It will be up the public and its vote, to decree the losers and the winners which will be announced on the second trade show day, throughout a special evening cocktail party with fashion show and ceremony award. All finalists will have also have the opportunity show their collections throughout the summer edition of Mare d’ Amare, the beachwear trade show, held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. It cannot be forgotten that winners will be offered an internship, real trigger of the THE LINK contest, in a leading company of the industry.

For this upcoming edition, MarediModa is selecting companies operating in beachwear, lingerie or style bureaux which wish to become partners of the initiative by offering the opportunity of an internship to the most talented finalists of Cannes 2017 . it is worth mentioning that many students from the past editions of THE LINK are now developing their own beachwear and underwear collections or working full-time in style bureaux of prestigious international companies.

For information on  participation terms and

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