AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2019 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the international 2019 AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Fashion For All Student Design Competition.


The 2019 theme challenges students to design a prom look (male or female) that reimagines fashion and function for a person within the disability spectrum who has ONE of the below conditions:

  • non-ambulatory
  • limb difference
  • cognitive disability
  • ambulatory with fine motor challenges
  • dwarfism

Runway of Dreams Foundation will award a minimum of US$5,000 scholarship to the first-place winner. The award will be given at Runway of Dreams Annual Fashion Revolution Gala and Fashion Show in NYC in September 2019. The winner will have the opportunity to showcase their design before the top leaders in the fashion industry.

Runway of Dreams Foundation will also award a minimum of US$1,000 scholarship to both the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Phase I entries will be due by noon US EST December 7, 2018. Finalists will be notified by January 18, 2019. Finalist entries are due by noon US EST March 8, 2019

To enter, complete the online submission application.

Winners will be notified May 2019.

The competition flyer can be accessed here.

About Runway of Dreams Foundation: Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit

organization that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion

industry for people with disabilities. Through adaptive clothing donations and wardrobe grants,

employment initiatives and modeling opportunities, adaptive design awareness campaigns and

scholarships programs, the Runway of Dreams Foundation is empowering people with

disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence, and style.

AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.