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PCA Vision

This contest forms the basis for the support that the opulent Professional Clothing Awards and professional clothing industry gives to young, upcoming designers. PCA VISION is an international contest open to students from across Europe. The contest requires students to share their vision of stylish, functional professional clothing (Corporatewear, Workwear and PPE) that can be worn for a specific job role in a sector of their choice. The goal is for the students to deliver innovative designs that truly meet the needs of the worker (man or woman) to help them perform their job to the best of their ability in their standard job environment. The winners are announced at The Professional Clothing Awards black tie gala dinner where their designs are showcased on a live catwalk.

Winners from the 2014, 2016 and 2017 competition have gone on to secure permanent positions, such as, employment in a prominent tailoring establishment on Saville Row London; designing for one of the upcoming luxury boutique uniform design companies in our industry; joining Dimensions one of the leading corporatewear companies in our industry; working as a Design Admin Assistant at Ted Baker and after appearing on MTV moving to work in New York City. Previous competing universities and colleges include:

  • De Montford University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Leeds College of Art
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Northampton
  • Milton Keynes College Bletchley Campus
  • Bedford College

The contest is open to students who are 18 years of age or older and who are enrolled in a full-time course at one of the participating schools, colleges or universities. Confirmed academic institutions for 2018 are listed below:

  • London College of Fashion
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • De Montford University
  • Bedford College
  • University of Northampton
  • ESMOD International
  • L’Académie Internationale de Coupe Paris
  • Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences
  • FAUL – Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa

We would like to thank all the companies who have supported the student awards over the years including Dimensions, Incorporatewear, Carrington, ASBCI, INVISTA CORDURA Brand, YKK, Gerber Technology, Calvelex, Klopman and Riopele.

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