General Competition formats: All the contestants compete in a preliminary round of judging (called the "Presentation Fashion Show") where the field is narrowed to a select number of semi-finalists.
The top 15 move to the national costume competition; from there, 10 selected contestants move on to the haute-couture competition where half were eliminated. At the end of competition the runners-up were announced and the winner crowned by the outgoing queen.
According to the organizers, the Miss World Fashion contest is more than a fashion beauty pageant: women aspiring to become Miss World Fashion must be intelligent, well-mannered, and cultured. Delegates also participate in national costume and haute-couture competitions.
The placement of the finalists is determined by a ranked vote, where each judge ranks each of the final five candidates, with the contestant posting the lowest cumulative score (thus often, but not necessarily always, the contestant with the most number one votes) becoming the winner. If there is a tie, the higher semifinal scores become decisive.
The winner is assigned a one-year contract with the World Fashion Organization, going overseas to spread messages about the peace through fashion. The winner has been given the privilege of participation in all WFO's related-fashion events.
If the winner, for any reason, cannot fulfill her duties as Miss World Fashion, the 1st runner-up takes over.
Aside from the main winner and her runners-up, special awards are also given to the winners of the best National Costume, best Haute Couture and etc.