Dadsit is Looking for Emerging Designers in Collaboration with i-D Italy

Calling All Fashion Designers Who Are Looking For Their Next Big Thing

Are you a fashion designer working on a new collection? Dadsit wants to give you the opportunity to grow your audience, publish work on the official website and create a lookbook. 

Giacomo Nasi, Nicola del Cioppo and Giorgio Matteo Lorusso are the founders of dadsit, the “Designer Archive Digital Store." After graduating from Polimoda and winning Polimoda Talent, a supportive program organized by the school in order to promote innovative student ideas, dadsit became a creative hub for designers and creators to grow and experiment. 

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Since 2019, dadsit has been offering 360° support to emerging designers based on their individual needs, from pattern making, prototyping and production to digital communications, renting and selling. From working with some of the biggest artists at the Sanremo Festival and Italian and international artists like Lil Nas X and Achille Lauro to being featured in magazines such as Vogue Italia, Pap and Grazia, dadsit is now collaborating with i-D Italy for the first time to support the new generation of fashion designers. 

"This collaboration with i-D Italy is a milestone in our company's growth and recognizes dadsit as a hub for emerging designers and the designers of tomorrow that we collaborate with," says Giorgio Lorusso, co-founder of dadsit. "With this i-D Italy collaboration, we continue to see the growth and good results achieved so far and lay the foundations for our increasingly ambitious objectives."

"This collaboration with i-D Italy is a milestone in our company's growth and recognizes dadsit as a hub for emerging designers and the designers of tomorrow that we collaborate with."

"Today's designers are the ones who will write the pages of the fashion history of tomorrow. That's why supporting them today means laying the right foundations for the future."

If you are an emerging fashion designer, you can take part in the i-D Italy x dadsit call to action with your first fashion collection for the opportunity to win an editorial created in Florence by the i-D Italy team and take advantage of all the services offered by the dadsit platform such as the creation of a professional lookbook, communication and press services and building a virtual catalog.

To participate, the collections sent to the call to action must consist of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 8 looks. They may be finished or in the planning stage, but they must be completed by June 10th, 2022. Once the submissions are in, 15 winning talents will be selected for the i-D Italy x dadsit project.

Criteria to participate:

  • Have an operational base in Italy
  • Have completed or have a WIP of your first fashion collection consisting of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 looks

 

What to send:

  • Short bio + Instagram profile
  • Portfolio
  • Short description of your collection
  • Lookbook and moodboard of the completed collection or in the planning phase (must be completed no later than June 10, 2022)

 

Send materials to:
scouting.id.dadsit@gmail.com

Deadline:
May 27th, 2022 at 12 am

Talents will win:

  • Editorial and an ad hoc interview by the i-D Italy team within a dedicated column
  • Quote within a post in the i-D Italy Instagram feed relating to the i-D Italy x dadsit project
  • Creation of a professional lookbook shot by the dadsit team in Florence
  • Permanence of the collection in the dadsit showroom in Florence for 8 months and the possibility of using all the services offered by the platform
  • Distribution of the lookbook through the dadsit channels

Cover photo by i-D Italy