‘Fashion’, as a way of dressing, and dress-making, is effectively a mode of cultural introspection for a society. It is then, also a form of individuality and self-expression. Thus responding to the present and future needs of society, contemporary fashion trends are continually moulded, adopted and adapted by people. To be able to imbibe this sensitivity of social and cultural identities in terms of fashion, designers need to be intrinsically in touch with the ethos of the people around them. To understand how people carry themselves, how they see their self-reflections, and how they set their aspirations, fashion designers should have the possibility of using live cultural exchanges of people as an inspiration for design


The competition seeks to create a school of fashion designing that inherently comprises of an interactive public front, opening up possibilities of an exchange between designers and the people. To be able to forge connections with the ethos of the location, the school of fashion is imagined, not as an introverted institute, but in a constant dialogue with genesis of fashion itself; that is, the life and culture of people.

You can download the detailed brief (including other information and reference material) by clicking on the DOWNLOAD tab.

Awards & Certifications

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Participants are free to submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with a seperate email ID.

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcomed to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18

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    1st Prize

    INR 125000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 25000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archdais website.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ subject until 25th January 2020. We highly recommend our participants to check the FAQ section on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. All queries regarding registration process, fees, or payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

10th Jan - 15th Jan 2020

Indian National: INR 1200
Foreign National: USD 35

Standard Registration

15th Jan - 29th Feb 2020

Indian National: INR 1500
Foreign National: USD 45

Late Registration

29th Feb - 20th Mar 2020

Indian National: INR 2000
Foreign National: USD 65

Submissions Close

15th Apr 2020

Announcement of Winners

31st May 2020

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website The participants will receive their TEAMCODE within 24 hours of completing their payment successfully. TEAMCODE will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL while transaction. If participants do not receive their teamcode, Kindly attach screenshot of Payumoney/Paypal receipt on

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



Upload your submission on archdais



Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi

Principal Architect, Bernard Tschumi Architects

Sonia Grobelny

Sonia Grobelny

Architectural Designer, Bernard Tschumi Architects

Wenjun Yu

Wenjun Yu

Architectural Designer, Bernard Tschumi Architects

Valeria Paez Cala

Valeria Paez Cala

Architectural Designer, Bernard Tschumi Architects

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