Gombold Újra! Central Europe

About the competition

Design Terminal is organizing Gombold újra! Central Europe for the seventh time this year. The aim of the competition, launched in 2011, is to strengthen the regional cooperation as well as supporting emerging Central European designers to get a chance to showcase their collections to an international audience in the final show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Central-Europe.

Participating countries


How to intergrate technology into everyday clothing? How do you imagine the future of fashion? How technology will change the fashion industry?

The fourth industrial revolution is happening now, slowly changing the way we look at the clothes we wear. Thanks to the rapid changes in the field of technology and intelligent textiles, our clothes will be able to communicate with our bodies and with our smart devices.

3D printing will help young designers to create extraordinary collections, testing the limits of fashion design. Data based systems - founded on Artificial Intelligence - helps brands to costumize their products and calculate consumption more accurately.

The contionous search for distruptive, innovative technologies could help designers solve the problems of the present-day fashion industry, optimize waste in supply chains, and create new, more sustainable business models.

The change is coming – be a part of it!

Key words: smart fashion, wearable technology, robotics, smart textiles, Virtual Reality (VR), Artficial Intelligence (AI), smart work-wearables, functionality, silent technology, 3D printing, etc.

The source of inspiration can appear both visually and through the production technique and materials.


€10.000 worth Design Visegrad! Award for the Best International Designer provided by the V4 Connects – Hungarian presidency 2017/2018 of the Visegrad Group.

Business incentive package for the Best Hungarian Designer provided by the Hungarian National Trading House.


Our jury includes international fashion experts:

Dóri Tomcsányi
founder designer of the brand Tomcsanyi

Olo Krizova
head of the Czech Fashion Council

Violetta Fedorova
fashion editor of Vouge Ukraine

Are you up for the challange of a lifetime?

Please read our call for entry before You fill out the form here: