DESIGNER COHORT APPLICATION for NWA Fashion Week Spring 2020 Shows: April 16-18, 2020
A very select group of designers will be granted the opportunity to participate in Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum's Spring 2020 Designer Cohort. These designers will participate in a workshop weekend held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th where they will learn from local industry experts on how to grow their business and present part of their collection to Gabrielle Korn, Director of Fashion and Culture at Refinery29, for individual collection critiques.

The designer cohort will present their collections at NWA Fashion Week on Thursday, April 16th where their collections will be judged by expert panelists and one winner will be selected to win a cash prize.

Applications for Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum's Designer Cohort are due on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST. Those that are not selected for the Designer Cohort will still be considered to present during NWA Fashion Week.

If you do not wish to be considered for the Designer Cohort, but are still interested in applying to be a designer for NWA Fashion Week Spring 2020, please complete the application available here:
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This is an application to Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum to participate in the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum's Designer Cohort for the NWA Fashion Week Spring Shows on April 16-18, 2020. Awards will consist of funding to cover Workshop Costs for the weekend of March 14-15, 2020, event entry, and event production costs for NWA Fashion Week - The Spring Shows, but does not include any funding for clothing production or materials. All grants include hair and makeup services for the events and may include additional photo services. Ability to purchase runway videos after the show will be available at the cost of $50.
Designer Name *
Designer Label *
Email Address *
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Designer Address (including City & State) *
Website *
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If you, wish to participate in the Spring 2020 Shows but not the designer cohort, please fill out this separate application:
Late Submission for the Designer Cohort WILL NOT be accepted. Designers are admitted on a rolling basis and preference is given to early applicants. *
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