Cannes exhibition seeks emerging designers for 2017 contest

Last year’s finalists at MarediModa.

Organisers of the MarediModa textiles in Cannes exhibition are seeking budding underwear and beachwear designers to take part in their annual talent scouting contest, The Link.

Students and graduates from schools across Europe are encouraged to enter the competition, which aims to fast-track emerging designers into the world of fashion.

Four finalists will be selected by MarediModa to exhibit at the trade show on November 7-9 and two winners from each category – underwear and beachwear – will be voted for by the public.

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The winners will be announced at a ceremony and catwalk show on the second day of the exhibition. They will each receive an internship at a leading brand in the industry.

All finalists will have also have the opportunity show their collections at the summer edition of Mare d’ Amare, the beachwear trade show, held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.

For information on how to enter, contact



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