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We are looking for international young fashion talent to join us on our innovation journey. 10 young fashion talent from worldwide will be selected, to create a collection with the theme “Culture”. The collection will be showcased at the fashion show which will take place at Hong Kong Palace Museum. 


Each selected young fashion talent will be mentored by Prof. Calvin Wong and his team, creating a 4-outfit collection using the cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence based Fashion Assistant (AiDA) system with full technical support and production fee subsidy from the project.

Call for International
Young Fashion Talent

Prize Package of selected entries

A chance to show your collection in the Culture X AI International Fashion Show at the Hong Kong Palace Museum.

Production subsidy up to HK $40,000 for a 4-outfit collection.

Mentorship programme with AiDA development team.

Free access to AiDA system with full technical supports within the programme period.

Return- trip ticket to Hong Kong with 3-night accommodation. (For each selected International and Mainland Young Fashion Talent only, details to be annouced.)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

Announcement of result

Online briefing session for successful applicants

AiDA Mentorship

Fashion collections drafts and review

Confirmation of ideas and commencement of collection production

All outfits submitted to AiDLab

"Culture x AI International Fashion Show"  in the Hong Kong Palace Museum


31 August 2024

8 October 2024

Mid-October 2024

Mid-October 2024 to March 2025

Early November 2024

Late-November 2024 to Early February 2024

Early February 2025

11 March 2025


The schedule may subject to change without prior notice.

For more details:

    1. The Call for Fashion Young Talent is open to current students/ recent graduates (up to 5 years) of fashion design/ design on diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate or research programmes.

    2. Nationality of applicants must bases on the supporting passport or identification information.

    3. Applicants may present their works in womenswear, menswear or genderless fashion.

    1. All applications shall be submitted online via the application system

    2. A design statement to describe the creative ethos and collection concept in max. 300 words.

    3. Portfolio of the applying fashion young talents can be in PDF and/or website format:

    a) Previous work including below items:

    - Mood Board

    - Colour Board

    - Material Board

    - Fashion development Sketches
    - Illustrations with production drawings of 4 outfits

    b) The PDF size should be under 30MB with max. 20 pages.

    c) The PDF file to be submitted together with the application should be named as "Applicant's full name.pdf" (e.g. PeterCHAN.pdf).

  • 31 August 2024 (Saturday) by 11:59PM (HKT/ GMT+8)/ 11:59AM (EST time)/ 4:59PM (BST time).*

    *Applications with incomplete information or submitted beyond the deadline will not be accepted.

  • 1.  Creativity and originality

    To assess the applicant’s approach for concept development and the ability to think creatively and demonstrate originality in their design.

    2.  Innovative use of materials and colours

    To assess the applicant’s creative abilities and approaches to utilize different materials and colour scheme.

    3.  Overall presentation of portfolio

    The applicants should be able to present adequate knowledge and skill for fashion design in their portfolio.

Details and Criteria

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