THE CONNECTED FASHION CHALLENGE

We challenge you to co-create a fashion collection that utilises wearable technologies to connect communities in new and exciting ways

WELCOME

Welcome to The Connected Fashion Challenge During this one month innovation-focused program, participants will co-create a fashion collection which integrates technology in order to connect and empower communities. The Connected Fashion Challenge will take place in one of the world’s most innovative and trendy capitals, Berlin. 

APPLICATION PERIOD

First deadline: 24 March 2019*
Final deadline: 28 April 2019

*Please note: we are no longer accepting visa candidates.

PROGRAM DATES

3rd of June 2019 to 28th of June 2019

LOCATION

The DO School campus in Berlin, Germany

HOW TO APPLY?

Applications are completed through an online application form.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We look forward to applications from anyone who has demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – fashion, IT / technology, marketing, social media, community, psychology, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, business, retail. Minimum participant age is 18. 

TUITION

Participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, travel cost to and from Berlin, as well as local accommodation for the program duration. Limited needs-based stipends are available.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Over the four-week innovation program, you will be guided through a tried and tested approach that takes you from an ideation phase to implementation. The outcome will be a co-created fashion line which integrates technology and will go live in the market soon after. These four weeks will be intense, innovative and fun! You will hear from relevant experts in the field, work together with our facilitators and our partner to test and prototype solutions. And finally, you will have the chance to enjoy the vibrant German capital in the summer!

MEET YOUR DO SCHOOL TEAM

BRAD RICHARDS

Lead Innovation Expert

CATIA DAWOOD

Talent & Community Manager

VALENTIN ZAHRNT

Program Team – Innovation Catalyst

WHAT YOU GET

  • The opportunity to develop a concrete product that will be produced after the program.
  • Lifelong connections with like-minded passionate peers and the chance to join our global community of purposeful DOers.
  • Deep insight into the DO School Method, an award-winning, tested innovation approach used by world-leading business and non-profit organisations.
  • The ability to work with international experts in your area of interest and also learn from the diverse handpicked peer community.
  • And of course: it is great fun to see the community and the project evolving during this innovation sprint!

“The DO School empowers people to create solutions by learning from a diverse group of experts as well as fellow DOers. All aspects of the Challenge taught me so much. I am now ready to grow my venture.”

TASHFEEN

Alumni, Founder of Social Technology Hub

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
We look forward to applications from anyone who has demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – fashion, IT / technology, marketing, social media, community, psychology, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, business, retail. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. We will consider people from a variety of backgrounds, and a wide range of experiences, so if you feel like you can make a valuable contribution, please apply and tell us why! We value diversity of thought and experience more than anything! For this reason: all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds are welcome to apply! (Minimum age to apply is 18). There are no formal requirements in terms of knowledge, education or work experience. Most of all we want to see that you are passionate about this topic and motivated to make a positive impact!
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA
All backgrounds and nationalities are welcome! We will support selected participants who need a visa with the process with the relevant German authorities. However, as these processes take time, we can only accept applications from candidates requiring a visa until 24 March 2019.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Please submit your application through our online application platform. The application from consists of:

  • A 60-second introduction video
  • Four questions with regard to your motivation, experience, and expectations
  • A link/document to support your application Please note: only applications which meet the formal requirements will be considered. After reviewing the applications, we will invite selected candidates for a 30 minute Skype interview. All applicants will be informed of the outcome on their application, whether successful or not.
QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the application and selection process, please get in touch with Catia Dawood: admissions@thedoschool.org

ABOUT THE CHALLENGER

Our partner is a global fashion and design group with thousands of stores in more than 70 markets and a strong online presence.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the application and selection process, please get in touch with Catia Dawood

CATIA DAWOOD

Talent and Community Manager

BERLIN. HAMBURG. HONG KONG. NEW YORK.

The DO School Innovation Lab GmbH

Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 847 11 88-0

E-Mail: info@thedoschool.org

Website: thedoschool.org