In particular, we wish to promote emerging designers with less than five years of professional design experience. Everyone from college students and self-taught designers to retirees is enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Designers will be challenged to transform secondhand clothing into a gala-worthy outfit in a day and a half. Supplemental fabric and notions will be provided. Selected designers will need to bring their own sewing machine and sewing tool kit (pins, measuring tape, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.
Designers will be judged on execution, creative reuse of materials, and styling. Four judges will be announced shortly and will feature past design competition contestants, designers, professors, and those with retail experience and presence.
A cash prize will be awarded to the top three designers. (First: $1,500, Second: $1,000, Third: $500) Eight designers and will be selected to compete. Four back-up designers will also be selected.
This application is due on or before February 9, 2018. Our hope is to announce the selected designers before the end of February 2018.
If you don't have a website where we can view your work, please email six photos of your work to Jennifer Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.