Design Brief

A design competition challenge is to create and innovate a collection that is conscious of the environment and inspired by Malaysian identity. A collection of 5 designs consisting of 3 womenswear and 2 menswear made of existing clothing items or zero waste fabric. The idea is that fashion designers have the opportunity to foster sustainability in the design and production process. Based on the SDG goals issue, you must apply creativity and design thinking to design a new sustainable fashion garment through the RRU methods. The design thinking is reflected in your choice of materials, trims, patterns and garment construction into research and development process and finally integrated with business marketing strategy for your brand end consumer.  



We aim to endorse creative problem-solving in the fashion industry by encouraging fashion designers, fashion graduates, product developers working in micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, and social entrepreneurs to develop fashion products and services that are less harmful to society and lifestyle, have more meaning and have a positive impact on society and culture.



This design project aspires to develop a cutting-edge design collection ahead of the forward-thinking in fashion and incorporates sustainable practices for the future. The collection will symbolise a melting pot of Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage and identity.

Terms & Conditions

You may apply if you meet the following criteria:

The entry participation must be ONE of the following categories:

  • Fashion Micro-Small Medium Enterprise (FMSME)
  • Fashion Social Enterprise (FSE)
  • Fashion Graduate (FG) – completion of a diploma or bachelor’s degree in fashion design

Open to Malaysian citizens aged 18 years and above

For entry, you must  submit the following with your application (You may answer in English or Bahasa Malaysia):

  • Please select your category, provide answer to the questions and a design concept proposal. (NO DESIGN is required to submit at this early stage).
  • To illustrate your abilities and knowledge in fashion design, please submit images of the original finished design portfolio from your previous work.

The MFCA team may contact candidates after submission to inquire for more details, such as confirmation of eligibility, additional informations and competent experience based on your chosen category.


The shortlisted candidates will attend an interview session with the selection committee.


The interview session is to recognise if you have the ability and dedication for the ongoing commitment to developing your collection at a later stage.


MFCA will provide clothing materials for all selected finalists. 


The application closing entry is on 30th November 2022.


Any applications received after the call for entry deadline will not be accepted.


Participation in the design competition requires you to unconditionally accept MFCA’s “Terms and Conditions” mentioned on this website.


These terms and conditions are subject to change at any moment without prior notice at the discretion of MFCA.


You must constantly check the website to see whether we’ve updated these terms and conditions.

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