Last call for entries: Momiji Couture Contest
by Guy Sangster Adams
Be quick! The deadline is fast approaching for entries to the Momiji Couture Contest which closes 30th October 2009. Momiji are the hand-painted collectible message dolls, launched three years ago from the English village of Henley in Arden (previously best known for its ice cream!) since when through their collaboration with the freshest design talent they have attained international cult status.
The Momiji Couture Contest competition launched at the New Designers show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, in July, calling for entries from fashion and textile students & graduates as well as the global crafting community, to fulfil the challenge of creating their own exquisite, fabric Momiji doll.
The competition judges include Barbara Hulaniciki, founder of the highly influential Biba, Pip McCormac the commissioning editor of the Sunday Times Style Magazine, Beth Smith deputy editor of Selvedge Magazine, and Susan Hancock the owner on the innovative and quirky Royal/T in Los Angeles.
The Contest’s shortlisted ten finalists will be showcased in a special exhibition at Royal/T, which imaginatively fuses a 10,000 square foot gallery and retail space with Los Angeles’ first Japanese inspired maid café.
For a full design brief for the contest and details on how to enter, go to: