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Design a Nica Print Award - It's not too late to enter!


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It’s not too late to get your entries in for the Design a Nica Print Award! For 2013, Clothes Show Live has teamed up with top accessories brand Nica to offer young designers the chance to submit a print design to be featured on a Nica canvas satchel. 

Nica Kim began her own career in handbag design by winning a competition, and this contest offers an incredible platform for young designers to showcase their talents to industry professionals and shoppers alike.

Patterns should be inspired by nature, capturing the essence of spring/summer – check out Nica’s current collection of prints ( for illustration inspiration! Enter by Monday 23rd September 2013 and your design could be featuring on this very same page.

Nica has some tips of her own to help entrants create a winning design:

  • Draw inspiration for everywhere and anywhere. It is all around you if you just take time to stop and look.
  • Look at vintage elements as you will almost certainly find unusual shapes that you can play with.
  • Once you have the basic shape/element, draw/capture/scan this
  • Then play! Have fun and create in the print the mood or feeling that you want to express.

10 lucky designers will be selected to have their submissions showcased, and the winner will then presented with their winning satchel in an Awards Ceremony at the Clothes Show Live in December.

As well at this, the winner will see their design modelled on the Clothes Show Live catwalk, their winning bag released in Nica’s spring/summer 2014 collection and retailed nationwide through Nica, receive a Nica Design a Print Award Trophy, free tickets to Clothes Show Live 2014, and work experience with Nica. For any budding accessory, fashion or textile designer, it’s hard to imagine a better prize!

If you are between age 17-24 and wish to enter, visit  Remember, deadline for submission is 23rd September 2013, so what are you waiting for? Get doodling!

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