Newsflash – Hand & Lock Design Competition

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Hand & Lock announce a two week extension to their SS15 design competition.

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In 2014 Hand & Lock are designing, constructing and showing their first ever capsule collection. The collection, inspired by human and animal hierarchies and the endless power struggles, will be made up of seven Ready to Wear looks featuring the best in British embroidery.

Being Hand & Lock there is always a quirky twist. Of the seven final pieces, one will be designed by a fashion student or embroidery enthusiast in a unique open and entirely free design competition. Anyone, anywhere in the world can upload their design to Hand & Lock and win the chance to see their design brought to life.


The competition was conceived in response to Hand & Lock’s enthusiastic online following and is a chance for the community to
get involved with the entire collection through Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The new deadline is Midnight on Wednesday the 14th of May.

Designers wishing to enter need only provide:

  • 1x Ready to wear design*
  • 1x Technical flat drawing including all embroidery*

*must be full looks.

Designers should follow the stylised brief the team at Hand & Lock have written for the SS15 collection available on their website:

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