Press Release

 Admiralty Needle 2018: “Changeability, Transparency, Glitter”  

The twenty-fourth International Contest of Young Designers ‘Admiralty Needle’ takes place in Saint Petersburg from 25 to 28 April. Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design will again become the centre of attraction for fashion trends and innovations.

This year, contest organizers set tasks to designers to make ambitious experiments, combine unusual things, fix new proportions, and see beauty in common things.

The contest motto is “Changeability, Transparency, Glitter”.

 Synthetic colours, melted mercury, effect of specular stone, fluid textures, humidity and mist are new trends for tomorrow.

We expect more than 400 participants from Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Spain, France and Germany.

There are more than 35 members of the international jury – heads of fashion houses, fashion weeks, and design corporations from all over the world – to evaluate participants’ collections. The most gifted and worthiest designers will be rewarded with internships at leading fashion houses and world famous trend-bureaus.

For the first time ever, the contest of fashion photography ‘Fashion Pixel’ run interactively and international scientific and practical conference ‘Innovative Platforms of Modern Design’ are held in the frame of Admiralty Needle Contest.

Opening of the International biennale ‘Immersion in Design’ will welcome guests and professionals on the first day.

Following the tradition, world famous designers and jury members of the Contest will deliver unique masterclasses and speak on the latest trends in the fashion industry.

The winner of the Contest, best of the best and the worthiest, will get the grand prix of 500,000 rubles from the founder of the Contest, Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design.

The application deadline is March 18. Detailed information and regulations are available on the official website