Elle Rising Star | Elle Decoration South Africa
Nicholas Coutts 2013 ELLE Rising Star Winner. Image by SDR Photo

Do you dream of a career in fashion, launching your own label and to be mentored by ELLE and Mr Price? Then the ELLE Rising Star competition is for you. The competition is open to all aspiring young designers and offers the winner a springboard for launching a career in fashion.

This year the search is not just countrywide, though – it’s continent-wide as ELLE and Mr Price are casting their fashion net wider and have opened up the competition to young designers across Africa.

This year the ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP is presented by African Fashion International at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2014, where our finalists will show their designs.

Like what you hear? We thought so. The entry form and all the details are available here. You have until 11 August 2014 to submit your entry.

My advice to this year’s entrants is to stay true to who you are as a designer, push your level of creativity and be brave. The only limit is how keen you are to win.

– Nicholas Coutts, winner of the 2013 ELLE Rising Star Design Award

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