About contest

Launched in 2018, International Young Designers Contest gathers on one catwalk young designers from Eastern and Central Europe, who have already proven to be the best creative young minds in their countries. Each is the winner of their country's young designers' contests. IYDC is the platform, where the next big names in Fashion design are discovered, scouted and introduced to design experts, media, internationality and the public.

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International Young Designers Contest is held annually in two stages: country-based and international. Partnering fashion organizations of Eastern and Central Europe run the National contests. Recognized experts from worldwide Fashion Capitals make up the Jury of International Finale. They conduct one on one interviews with every contestant, giving them valuable feedback, advice to assist in further development of their creativity and professionalism. IYDC Gala is held in the form of an open-air catwalk show, where each finalist presents their collection to the Jury, invited fashion experts, scouts and insiders, as well to international media and the public. The winner of the IYDC is awarded $10,000 USD.

International Young Designers Contest facilitates cross border exchange of the best practices in the development of young talents and generates strong interest from the prestigious world-wide fashion media to emerging talents of the Region.

International Young Designers Contest will enrich the present of European fashion today and give the added value to its creative prospect of tomorrow.

Participating countries


Total number of all finalists


Average age of finalists

€10 000

Award Fund



IYDC Organising Committee  

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