Fashion and design students in more than 25 countries – from Finland to South Africa and from Israel to Thailand – are competing in the first “Triumph Inspiration Award”, a global design competition created by lingerie specialist TriumphInternational. The Award challenges students from prestigious international design schools like Accademia Italiana to create a conceptual lingerie showpiece set dedicated to a special design motto. In its inaugural year, the design motto focuses on “Female Fascination”.
Miss Harleen Wongkhattri, the winner of the Thailand national competition, will automatically qualify for the international final in Beijing, where she will have the opportunity to present her piece to an internationally renowned jury.
The international winner, who will be chosen in the summer of 2008 by distinguished experts from the fields of design, fashion and media, will be offered a unique opportunity: in addition to pocketing a cash prize of Euro 15,000 he or she will see their showpiece adapted and interpreted by the Triumph design team, leading to series production of the set.
The finished product, including special hangtags, will be produced and sold as a special limited edition in selected Triumph stores worldwide. It will also be part of a specially decorated shop window celebrating the Award.