Grab your pens, markers, tablet PC, iPad or whatever it is you’d use to sketch the dress of your dreams. Shumaq and POSHGLAM have partnered to give one of our insanely talented readers the chance to have their designs made a part of the Shumaq Fall 2011 Collection. Shumaq is the eco-friendly and socially responsible brainchild of two Peruvian sisters, Vanessa and Jacqueline Barrentes. The name from the label is taken directly from the Peruvian language Quechua’s word for beautiful, so we’ll expect nothing less than that from your sketches. The label is all about strikingly beautiful handcrafted pieces made by Peruvian female artisans. Vanessa and Jacqueline have molded this contemporary line into an ode to their origins in their use of homegrown goods, textiles, and embellishments. Shumaq takes the promise of being eco-friendly and socially responsible and more than fulfills it with a line that gives the Peruvian women that make the clothing a chance to educate themselves and become self-sufficient.
Starting today, you all have until Jan. 28th 2011 to come up with a design based on the inspiration board that the ladies over at Shumaq have so graciously provided (see above, click to enlarge). Not only will the winner of this inspired contest receive the honor of having their dress made in the Shumaq Fall 2011 Collection, they’ll also get their very own design shipped to them once it’s made. To enter email an image of your design and inspiration to Shumaq@POSHGLAM.com.