Competition 2013 Spring



Do you want to get discovered and promoted in the global market?


Meet the talented designers from 20+ countries.

We are on the hunt for standout fashion designers to be discovered, promoted and sold on!

Start drawing, draping and designing and get your entries uploaded to your Inspirare portfolio to be in the running to win!


The first place designer will receive amassed media coverage and will have the choice of a basic product development package OR $700 gift card to spend.



There are also 9 runner up prizes to be won including web development package, and gift vouchers.



Prize Details

1st Place Prize

One first place winner will be selected by our panel of Judges to win the grand prize which includes:

  • The winning design and its product will be featured on the upcoming Inspirare Market Place. 
  • The winning design and its designer will be a focus of the news and marketing. You and your design will be announced and promoted via various online channels including: the Inspirare website and newsletter, where you will receive a full page feature; Inspirare’s Facebook, Twitter and blog; through targeted advertising and via our media partners.
  • The winning designer’s name or label name will be featured by Inspirare Competition Judge in their blog.
  • The winner can chose from a product development assistance package OR $700 gift card OR 3 nights hotel paid in San Francisco.

2nd Place Prize

Three (3) talented designers will be carefully selected as 2nd place runners up  by our panel of judges.

Second place winners can chose one of the following prizes:

  • Their designers and their work will be announced as runners up throughout various online channels including: the Inspirare website, newsletter, facebook, twitter and blog.
  • Their name name or label name will be featured by Inspirare Competition Judge in their blog.
  • $200 gift card to spend at selected retailers or basic web development package.

3rd Place Prize*

Six (6) 3rd place runners up will be selected by our panel of judges and can choose the following prize:

  • Their designers and their work will be announced as runners up throughout various online channels including: the Inspirare website, newsletter, facebook, twitter and blog.
  • Their name name or label name will be featured by Inspirare Competition Judge in their blog.
  • $50 to spend at selected retailers.


*The prizes will be updated and expanded throughout the two months competition as more sponsors join us. 



  1. Register and Apply to be a Designer
  2. Once approved, login, and upload Designs, select the ‘Competition’ category
  3. Enter up to 3 designs, and include up to 9 supporting images for each design.
  4. Open Jan 20, 2013 to April 7, 2013 (extended by 1 week)



Meet the Judging Panel

Alejandra de Coss

Alejandra de Coss

Winner of the 1st Inspirare Competition, Alejandra de Coss has been working as an independent designer in Mexico for more than eight years, working on custom dresses for special clientele, brides and small collections for her own brand.  She  has a degree in Graphic Design and studied Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and Marangoni in Milan.  She also was a selected finalist as part of a national contest in search of new designers by Elle Mexico and has presented her work in different countries.

Flore Morton

Flore Morgon

Flore Morton is the Styling Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a freelance Fashion Designer. She has been teaching fashion design, styling and fashion photography for the last 6 years. During her 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, Flore has designed under Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier at Hermès in Paris, where she developed expertise in tailoring, dressmaking, knitwear, leatherwear, swimwear and accessories.

Rachel Schwartzmann

Rachel Schwartzmann

Blogger and aspiring fashion writer Rachel Schwartzmann is a native Californian who has also lived in Texas and for the past ten years has been based in New York City. She contributes to numerous publications including The Huffington Post and has participated as a Digital Media Influencer partnering with Magic Trade-show and Teen Vogue at their seasonal blogger lounge.

She has caught the eye of and has worked with esteemed brands including Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore and DE BEERS. Additionally, Rachel has interned at Rebecca Minkoff, Teen Vogue and whilst interning at Jeffrey Campbell she ran her own column “Living in Litas” on the company blog.

Rachel created and founded her blogs The Style Line in January 2011 and Le Style Child in May 2011.She is extremely ambitious and passionate person, and like many others have created her blogs to share style, creations and love of the wearable art we call fashion.

Anna Gotsyk


18 year old fashion blogger based in Warsaw. Passionate about fashion, photography and traveling. Currently in the first year of university. Founded “Dream. Love. Shop.” blog about a year ago. Was featured on Teen Vogue as the Best Dressed Reader. Collaborated with such online stores as InLoveWithFashion, Romwe, Oasap, Firmoo and others.

Jessica Christ

Jessica Christ

My name is Jessica Christ, I’m a fashion blogger and aspiring photographer from Switzerland. My biggest dream is to be one day a well-known fashion, beauty and portrait photographer.



Tieka of Selective Potential is a fashion blogger based in Michigan. She writes about her personal style, trips and adventures. She currently works full-time as a graphic designer, but in her spare time, she loves riding her mint-green scooter, going to the movies, taking corny trips around the state and playing in her punk band.

Lainy Alexandra Hedaya


Lainy Alexandra Hedaya of The Haute Inhabit is a well-known blogger in New York City. Aside from building her own brand, she has helped many businesses move forward with design, marketing, and business strategies in efforts to create distinguished identities in a cluttered marketplace.

She has been part of the fashion industry since 2008 and studied business at LIM College. At 22 years old, Lainy took her skills to the Internet and established an intellectualized fashion blog.

Annalisa Arcando

Annalisa Arcando

My name is Annalisa, I’m 21 years old and I am the blogger and founder behind!
I’ve been living around Brussels, London, New York and Paris for the past couple of years for my studies, when I finally settled down in Milan, my hometown, for my job.

I started blogging 2 years ago when I decided my biggest passion needed to reach out to other people: Moustachic is a huge mix of fun things and chicness, but the word itself already says it all, doesn’t it?

Jessie Artigue

Jessie Artigue

Jessie Artigue is a style expert & creative consultant with a variety of interactive/digital experience in both the fashion, beauty & lifestyle industries. Her most notable projects are her widely-read personal style blog “Style & Pepper”, and her 2012 stint as the Harper’s BAZAAR’s on-air spokesperson for a 12-city trend tour.

Currently, she also enjoys appearing as a regular on-air contributor for HuffPost Live, writing special features for the Saks 5th Avenue blog, and guest teaching in the New Media program at NYU. Jessie would not be complete without: her husband/best-friend hybrid, super spicy food, good stand-up comedy, and frequent runs along the Hudson River with her pup.

Charlie May

Charlie May

Charlie May is a young British womenswear designer, currently working and living in London. Born in the south of England, Charlie was raised on a farm and spent her childhood in the same family home. This has inspired her to draw inspiration from her surroundings and background, which leads her to the signature minimalist, androgynous style she has become known for.

She graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a BA(hons) in Fashion Design. Charlie started her blog Girl a la Mode in 2008, this has become one of the UKs top fashion blogs and has since been featured in magazines such as Elle, Company, Grazia Italia, among others. Charlie also contributes bimonthly editorials to AOL’s My Daily. She is now working on expanding her label and going into production with seasonal ready-to-wear collections.

Anais and Estelle

Anais and Estelle

ISWT was created almost 2 years ago. We decided to create this blog together in order to share our two very different worlds, our tastes, and of course to live a unique friendly experience. This blog has helped us strengthen our friendship. It’s a fantastic adventure, made of great meetings, fun projects, all surrounded by sharing – good taste and fashion faux pas! -, And sometimes a few doubts.

We are both from Lyon in France and we wanted to talk also about our city and its good deals. Estelle loves black, minimalism style and Alexander Wang; Anais has got folk inspirations, and loves colors, prints and all kinds of hats!

Bailee Edgington

Bailee Edgington

Bailee Edgington is a freelance fashion stylist and blogger who has recently moved to NYC. Ever since she was a little girl a career in the fashion industry has been her dream. Receiving a degree from FIDM at a young age has helped her business sense of the industry tremendously; but her sense of style and keen eye ahead of the trends has put her beyond the rest when it comes to styling. Her blog hit over 20,000 views in just a short amount of time of launching!



Judging Criteria

The top 25 designs as voted in by Inspirare members (based on highest rated, most votes and most Facebook Likes), and 5 favorites as chosen by the Inspirare team will make the top 30 finalists. The top 30 will be judged by the Judge Panel to determine the winners.

The voted in designs will then be assessed by our panel based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Strength of the concept and inspiration behind the design
  • Creative interpretation of the concept and inspiration
  • Commercial viability
  • Choice of fabrication and trims
  • Technical awareness
  • Written and visual explanation of the design

Designs must meet the following Criteria:

  • All designs must be a women’s wear garment.
  • Women’s wear garments may include but are not limited to: dresses, tops, blouses, jackets, coats, blazers, skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters, cardigans, playsuits, bodysuits, leotards, rompers, jeans, leggings.
  • Women’s wear does not include: accessories (jewelery, belts, bags, shoes, hats, gloves), hosiery (stockings, socks), intimate apparel or sleepwear.



Image Requirements

  • All designs entered must feature at least one (1) drawing of the design. This drawing can be either a flat lay rough sketch, a fully rendered fashion illustration or a computer generated technical sketch.
  • A minimum of three (3) images per design must be uploaded.

Images of supporting material can also be uploaded. Supporting material may include:

  • Photos of a finished sample
  • Scans or photos of fabrics featured in the design
  • A mood board inspiring the design
  • Work in progress photos of the sample during construction or techniques applied
  • Work in progress images of the designer’s development sketches or patterns
  • Work in progress photos of the illustration during it’s creation or techniques applied

 Any questions? Please email 


terms and conditions

By agreeing below and in consideration of evaluating your Design (hereinafter the “Design”) for competition winner and its possible use as the basis of clothing products, you agree to the following terms and conditions (“Design Submission Terms and Conditions”):


  • This competition is open to worldwide fashion designers.
  • By entering this design competition, participants further agree to this agreement and Site Terms & Conditions.
  • The competition runs from Jan 20, 2013 until March 31, 2013 or a later date if the undisclosed target minimum number of entries are not received by March 31, 2013.
  • Other than the prizes listed, there is no cash alternative available.
  • Participants agree when there is any disagreement or conflicts between participants, judging panel and Inspirare, Inspirare team’s has the sole discretion on how to interpret and run the competition, Participants wave the right to sue Inspirare for any reason.
  • You acknowledge that the Design you are assigning to Inspirare is your own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which Inspirare in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive. Inspirare revers the right to decline to select a Design for consideration for any reason.
  • Prize winners will be required to participate in publicity involving a print, online, and related media, and give Inspirare permission to reproduce your image online, in print media or possible use as the basis of clothing products. You agree to have your name released as the winner should you be chosen as a winner of the prize. If your design is selected as winner and for use by Inspirare, you acknowledge that you assign to Inspirare and its subsidiaries and affiliates the entire right, title and interest in and to the copyright in your Design including the right to use for past infringement and the right to further sublicense the Design, for its sole and exclusive use on and in connection with the items. You also acknowledge that you waive all “moral” rights that you may have in and to your design.
  • Inspirare reserves the right to withdraw or amend this competition in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside their reasonable control.
  • Neither Inspirare or its affiliated companies shall have any liability for (i) any technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in its web online service; (ii) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the competition; (iii) any malfunction of or damage to the prizes; or (iv) any restrictions of delays imposed by any customs authorities or any import or other taxes of any kind imposed by any taxation authority in respect of the prizes; (v) the payment of any tax that arises as a result of receiving payment from Inspirare.