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Calling all aspiring fashion designers…do you have what it takes to design & sew a dress out of IKEA fabrics?

Play with trend colours and get the chance to show your design along with famous fashion designers on the runway at the IKEA festival this season! Plus, get a chance to win a room makeover worth Dhs 5,000 with IKEA!

How to participate?

Design a dress using IKEA textiles
Post your design sketch on Instagram
Win a room makeover

1. Design a dress using IKEA textiles. Choose a fabric from the below options and sketch your design.
2. Post your design sketch on Instagram before February 28, 2019. Tag @IKEAuae and use the #IKEAfestivalUAE hashtag.
3. 10 entries will be shortlisted on March 4, 2019 and participants are given the opportunity to bring their designs to life!
4. Shortlisted participants will join the IKEA team in Dubai Festival City store on March 6, 2019 to receive their fabrics.
5. The participants have 2 weeks to sew their designs and submit the actual dresses on April 3, 2019.
6. The designs will be fitted on models who will walk the runway at the IKEA festival at Dubai Festival City store.
7. One winner will be chosen by our panel of fashion designers during the IKEA festival and will receive the grand prize of a room makeover worth Dhs 5,000!


Now it is up to you....
PLAY with the trend colours

TIBAST Curtains, 1 pair, yellow Dhs 225

ANNAKAJSA Block-out curtains, 1 pair, brown-red Dhs 325

ANNALOUISA Curtains, 1 pair, red Dhs 175

FRITSE Curtains, 1 pair, green Dhs 225

HYACINTVIVA Sheer curtains, 1 pair, beige Dhs 225

HYACINTVIVA Sheer curtains, 1 pair, pink Dhs 225

JOFRID Curtains, 1 pair, dark blue-grey Dhs 245

NÄSSELFJÄRIL Net curtains, 1 pair, green Dhs 125

SANELA Curtains, 1 pair, dark red Dhs 325

SANELA Curtains, 1 pair, dark green Dhs 325

SPRÄNGÖRT Curtains, 1 pair, white, pink Dhs 345

FILODENDRON Fabric, dark blue, floral patterned Dhs 29 /meter

SOFIA Fabric, broad-striped, white/grey Dhs 29 /meter

SOFIA Fabric, broad-striped, white/yellow Dhs 29 /meter

STOCKHOLM Fabric, white, yellow Dhs 35 /meter

TORGERD Fabric, white/green Dhs 29 /meter

IRMELIN Fabric, white/multicolour Dhs 25 /meter
Terms and Conditions
  1. Participants must be residents of the UAE. Any participant residing outside the UAE will be disqualified.
  2. Participants will be required to visit IKEA Dubai Festival City store if shortlisted. Visits will be scheduled on March 6, 2019.
  3. All designs must be sketched and implemented using fabrics listed on this page. Usage of any other fabrics will deem the participant disqualified.
  4. All initial design entries must be submitted before February 28, 2019.
  5. All entries must be submitted on Instagram, tagging @IKEAuae and using #IKEAfestivalUAE hashtag. Any other form of submission will deem the participant disqualified. Only entries tagging @IKEAuae and using the hashtag #IKEAfestivalUAE will be considered part of the competition.
  6. 10 entries will be shortlisted on March 4, 2019.
  7. Shortlisted participants are required to visit IKEA Dubai Festival City store on March 6, 2019 to receive their fabrics.
  8. The participants have 2 weeks to sew their designs and submit the actual dresses on April 3, 2019. Any delay in submitting the dresses will deem the participant disqualified.
  9. The designs will be fitted on models who will walk the runway on at the IKEA festival in Dubai Festival City store. The date of the festival will be announced later in April.
  10. One winner will be chosen by a panel of fashion designers during the IKEA festival and will receive the grand prize of a room makeover worth Dhs 5,000 IKEA gift card.
  11. Shortlisted participants are required to be present at the IKEA Festival taking place in IKEA Dubai Festival City Mall. The date of the festival will be announced later in February.