Leading menswear brand Remus Uomo marks its 25th anniversary this year and as part of its celebrations, has launched an exciting new design competition in partnership with Ulster University.
Aptly named ‘Project Silverlight’, the competition will invite final year fashion students to design stylish menswear inspired by the brand, which recently scooped one of fashion’s top accolades by being named Menswear Brand of the Year.*
Students received a full briefing from the Remus Uomo design team – learning about the brand’s foundations in fine tailoring and the distinctly Italian sense of cool which inspires each collection. Entrants were then given a selection of Spring/summer 2017 fabrics to help inspire their designs, before submitting their technical sketches.
Three finalists will be selected later this year to create their garments, using fabrics donated by Remus Uomo from their SS17 collection. The overall winner will receive a £1500 cash prize to pay for their final year debut fashion collection and have their winning design showcased at Belfast FashionWeek Spring/Summer 2017.
Commenting on the launch of Project Silverlight, Martin Byrne, Marketing Manager for Remus Uomo said: “For 25 years, Remus Uomo has been at the forefront of menswear in the UK and Ireland. Our design team has crafted a brand inspired by contemporary European influences, and in this our silver anniversary year, we want to look to the future.
“Project Silverlight will not only give young designers a chance to demonstrate their creativity and develop the skills of working to a brief but also a platform to showcase their designs at Belfast Fashionweek. We are excited to see what inspiration Ulster University students will bring to this competition and their interpretation of the Remus Uomo brand.”
Stephen King, Lecturer in Fashion at Ulster University said, “This competition will give Ulster University fashion students an unrivalled opportunity to work with a prestigious clothing brand, giving them hands-on experience and showing them what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry. Close links with industry help the University to develop highly skilled, work-ready graduates who make a significant contribution to the creative industries, both locally and internationally.”
The competition winner will be chosen jointly by members of the Remus Uomo design team and course lecturers from Ulster University’s Fashion & Textiles Degree programme.