What does the future of fashion look like? Vogue Singapore and the Textile and Fashion Federation’s (TaFF) partnership aims to answer just that. Introduced as the Vogue Singapore x TaFF Innovation Prize, the initiative seeks to support and hone Asian entrepreneurial talent through mentorship, guidance and monetary support.
Being the first of its kind in Singapore, the Prize serves as a call-to-action for emerging businesses—across fashion, consumer technology and lifestyle—to realise solutions for challenges faced by the creative industry. The Prize’s application process started earlier in the year and participants from cohorts 1 to 4 of TaFF’s business incubation programme, The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), were instantly eligible to take part.
Out of the 20 businesses that applied, 10 were chosen and revealed last Friday. The finalists will next embark on a two-day intensive bootcamp, which will include knowledge and insights from global experts, as well as a subsequent four-week mentoring session. Industry figureheads participating this year include Creative Editorial Director of Vogue, Mark Guiducci, fashion designer Angel Chen, and co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group, Leslie Holden, amongst others.