Fashion designers of Folksy have been invited to enter a rather swanky competition this week. In a new television series for Sky Living, pop superstar Rihanna will be searching the UK for the next generation of raw, undiscovered designer talent and has picked Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts to head up the challenge for her. Sky Living announced:
Over eight weeks twelve unknown designers will be challenged by Rihanna and Nicola to create outfits for a string of musicians and celebrities. The show will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene. With Rihanna, a fashion icon herself, and Nicola, who created her own Dainty Doll make-up range, at the helm, the show will recognise the increasing influence popstars have on mainstream trends.
The final challenge and ultimate task for the winner will be to design a unique stage outfit for Rihanna’s Wireless performance in Hyde Park in July 2012. The chance to dress one of the world’s most famous women for an event that will attract worldwide coverage is the perfect springboard for the aspiring designer’s future fashion career.
Applications must be received by Wednesday 15 February. Womenswear, menswear and accessories designers welcome. Filming takes place over 8 weeks in the UK from April 2012. Good luck!