+46 Award Stockholm January 2008 is open for Applicants

Aspiring designers are offered the chance to following in the footsteps of last seasons winner of the + 46 Award, Nikoline Liv Andersen.
This season´s +46 Award is now open for new applicants from across the Nordic Region Sweden (Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland).

+46 Awards is a competition for graduate designers, the designer deemed the best by a specially selected international jury of fashion industry insiders will receive a +46 Awards catwalk show on the 29th January.
The winner will receive a fully produced cat-walk show with hair-make-up, stylist, models, PR and all production covered by +46 as well as a stand at the +46 trade show.

The Jury for the January +46 award consists of:
– Diane Pernet (www.ashadedviewonfashion.com)
– Kim Jones (Designer Kim Jones)
– Massimo Redaelli (Senior Vice President IMG Fashion)
– Robin Schulie (Head buyer Maria Luisa)
– Gert Jonkers (Publisher / Editor in chief Fantastic Man / Butt Magazine)
– Rosa Orrantia ( Head buyer Persuade Bilbao)
– Mattias Karlsson (Fantastic Man / Dazed & Confused / Acne Paper)

Key Dates:
– 12th December 2007 – Deadline to apply for +46
– 21st December 2007 – the winner will be announced
– 29th January 2008 – the +46 Awards fashion show
– 30th-31th January 2008 – +46 Exhibition

Winning the +46 Award gives a designer a great start internationally by gaining the attention of both the international as well as nordic press and buyers who attend +46.
Potential applicants should visit www.plus46fashion.se for more details on how to apply.
For further information on the +46 Awards or the trade show please contact:

Martin Bundock
P: +46 8 692 6271
Kristian Rajnai

About +46 Trade
The +46 Trade Show takes place in a newly remodelled gallery space close to the centre of Stockholm (Enskilda Galleriet, 37 Kronobergsgatan).
+46 Trade presents progressive scandinavian fashion labels as well as a number of selected international labels. +46 is open to selected swedish and international buyers, over 5,000 people attended last season.
January 2008 +46 together with Fashion days at Berns and a number of influential Swedish brands decided to increase their collaboration and together move all the events to the fifth week of January.
This is a consequence of the increasing international attention that the Stockholm Fashion Week have gained in the last couple of seasons and the new date is now adjusted to the international fashion week schedule.

About the main Sponsor PUB
About the main partner PUB Image is everything; the new PUB department store is all about that, and more.
PUB is passionately re-inventing and re-building itself with pop culture, music, art and of course fashion in focus.
The new PUB has street fashion and vintage mixed with haute couture and the latest progressive designers from around the world.
Each floor represents its own unique expression and visual statement.