We have many questions. If the text editing tools showed us the most used characters in the last two months, the question mark would surely carry the trophy. Right after the space, which is already spent on our keyboards. The truth is that we need both. We need to question and we need space to answer. And we are always reaching the same conclusion.
The answer is in creation. If we don't know what tomorrow will be like, let's draw it. In Fashion, as in life, there are no blank canvas: they have all been painted by the bases of circumstance, by the barriers broken by some and by the walls created by others. Today, even though everything is different, our tools are the same.
Sangue Novo is the ModaLisboa’s platform that draws on the lightest canvas. It is also the platform that can decide to tear the canvas and paint on the walls, on the floor, in the air. Because of this freedom, freshness and hope, Associação ModaLisboa will once again open the applications for the annual competition, with the first phase in October 2020 and the second, and the final, in March 2021.
Never, as today, has been so important to have hope. Never, as today, has been so important to have a goal. Never, as today, has been so important to encourage the creativity and the assets of our culture.
The parameters are different, of course. Applications will be strictly digital: from the ten looks sent, the jury will choose five to be presented at Sangue Novo. The ten designers selected in the first phase will present their collections in October 2020, and five will move on to the final phase in March 2021. This edition of the Sangue Novo competition is only open to Portuguese designers.
The awards remain the same: the five young designers who won the first phase of the competition will receive a monetary prize of 1000 euros to produce a new collection, and one of them will immediately receive The Feeting Room Award, which will give him / her the opportunity to sell the collection in the concept store. In the final phase, this prize is will be awarded again and also the ModaLisboa x Tintex Textiles Award (3-week residency at Tintex Textiles, with the opportunity to produce a capsule collection with Tintex materials, a 500 euro scholarship and a monetary prize of 1.500 euros awarded by ModaLisboa for the development of a new collection, to be presented on the ModaLisboa’s Workstation platform, in October 2021) and ModaLisboa x Polimoda Award (Polimoda Master in Fashion Design, starting in October 2021, or Polimoda Master in Collection Design, starting in January 2022, in the amount of 28,000 euros, a scholarship of 3.500 euros, as well as the presentation on ModaLisboa's Workstation platform).
The importance of encouraging creation is experiencing an unprecedented moment. We live in an unprecedented moment. Therefore, the only way is to go ahead. Together we will draw tomorrow.
There is no greater freedom than the future. And the future is Sangue Novo.