29 March 2012 by

Only A Few Hours To Go Until Grazia Launches Hat Factor!

 

OMG - glue guns at the ready, have you got your feathers and fake fur?? That's right, we're just hours away from opening the doors here at Grazia HQ to budding hat designers. It could be you!!! We're on the hunt to find the UK's next big millinery star - amaze! The winner will have his or her design showcased on a global scale. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a key role in the Cultural Olympiad, a series of events to celebrate the Olympics so come on down and show us what you've got!

To enter you can be a fashion student, a milliner or a designer who’s just starting out. Tomorrow (!!), bring your designs to the offices of Grazia, and show them before a judging panel of Grazia editors, the UK’s top milliners Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones and industry experts. It’s all about demonstrating your own creativity, skill and imagination!  Please bring your entry along with you – this can be a finished hat that you can wear, a prototype or simply an idea you have sketched on a piece of paper. The only thing we ask you is to make sure it is impactful, eye-catching and something you want to showcase on a global scale. There will be one winner. Details of how their design will be showcased is top secret right now, but more information will be revealed to the winner when her/his name is announced in April. The winner will also receive a small bursary to create their design. Grazia will also feature the winner and runners up in a future issue of Grazia. Pretty fabulous right?!

With just hours to go, we can't wait to see the talent - and if you're as excited as we are, check back here tomorrow for all the latest from the Hat Factor!


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DAY

  • Make your way to Grazia, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JG.
  • Be prompt! The day starts at 9.30am. Entrants will be judged on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you arrive early as judging ends at 12.30pm.
  • Please bring ONE design only. It can be ONE finished piece you have created or ONE sketch. Please do not bring a portfolio of your work, any boxes, suitcases, or other designs ‘ready to change into’
  • You will have a strict one minute slot to ‘speed-pitch’ before the judging panel. During this time you will need to tell us about yourself and talk through the design you have brought along.
  • Find out if you’ve won by checking out graziadaily.co.uk the first week of April, when we will be announcing the winner and runners up. The winner will be then asked to produce a top-secret piece of work to be completed by mid June 2012.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over on 30TH March 2012, and their designs must not have been sold in major British retailers.
  • All designs must be original, and the designer’s own work. Designs may not be submitted on behalf of others. All designs must be hats.
  • Please bring ONE design only. It can be ONE finished piece you have created or ONE sketch. Please do NOT bring a portfolio of your work, any boxes, suitcases, or other designs ‘ready to change into’.
  • You will have a strict one minute slot to ‘speed-pitch’ before the judging panel. During this time you will need to tell us about yourself and talk through the design you have brought along.
  • Find out if you’ve won by checking out graziadaily.co.uk the first week of April, when we will be announcing the winner and runners up.
  • The winner will be asked to produce one design, which is part of a top-secret project to be revealed in July. The design will need to be completed by mid June 2012.

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