ASOS and i-D Want to Fund Your Brand

The opportunity of a lifetime.

Everybody wants to be a fashion designer these days, but if you aren't Alexa Chung, chances are that Madewell and Marks & Spencer's aren't going to call you up for a collab anytime soon.  That's where entrepreneurship comes in - we're all about supporting young people pursuing their passion for style and adding their individual narrative to the fashion industry.  However, as the fashion industry becomes increasingly competitive and fast-paced, starting a business is more and more expensive; add in art school debt and you've got something of an uphill battle.  That's why it's so important for brands who have #madeit to give back to the industry and pay it forward.  

[Enter ASOS Fashion Discovery.]  British e-commerce giant ASOS has partnered with i-D Magazine to support young designers in the UK, offering £50,000 to emerging fashion businessesTrust us, that alone is a big deal - not to mention additional mentorship and retail exposure on ASOS.  Judging will panelled by some of our favourite British fashion creatives, including the ultra cool Julia Sarr-Jamois (Senior Fashion Editor at i-D), Andrew Davis (creative director at Wonderland), and Zeba Lowe (Head of Fashion at ASOS).   They'll be taking applications at this link until May 22 - good luck!

Like ASOS?  They showed us a glimpse at their most recent magazine shoot with Amandla Stenberg over here.  When you've read that, find 8 ways to kickstart your fashion career at this link.

Main Image via ASOS Spring 2016.

WHO: Tia Elisabeth Glista, Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH:   All of the dogs
CAN BE FOUND AT: @tia.elisabeth

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief