I just got this email about Charleston Fashion week and thought i would post it incase any designers who might read this don't already know about it. I will have just had a baby a month before so its safe to say i will not be trying for this year. :) It looks like a fabulous opportunity, i know this is the competition that helped Carol Hannah from PR get her start.
Designers, if you haven't already heard, or started sewing for that matter, this is for you! The submission process for the newly expanded Charleston Fashion Week's (CFW) 2011 Emerging Designer's Competition: East is well underway with the largest grand prize package to date. This year designers compete for the chance to win a prize valued at more than $30,000 to include a $20,000 website from F22 Designs, a free runway show in Charleston Fashion Week® 2012, a booth at the AmericasMart® Atlanta Apparel Market 2011, $2,500 in promotional and branding materials from Vapor Apparel, one piece of the winning designers choice featured on Runway Passports Online Boutique, and a $5,000 cash prize. The People’s Choice winner will receive a Bernina 330 sewing machine, valued at $1,400 compliments of Fashion Fabrics.
The springtime fashion event March 22-26th will showcase 16 aspiring designers to debut their Fall collections. Having helped launch the careers of numerous designers, this is one competition you shouldn't miss.
Former Emerging Designer Competition winner, Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves whose swimwear/resort line MARYSIA now graces the pages of VOGUE and ELLE, and most recently has been picked up by BARNEY’s, acknowledges the competition as a catalyst in her success, "Winning and being part of the Charleston Fashion Week® 2009 Emerging Designer Competition was an important springboard for my career. The experience of getting a collection ready for the runway, as well as producing a show was instrumental in preparing me for and giving me confidence to present during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.”
To let us know you are still sewing, for more information about Charleston Fashion Week® or to apply online for the Emerging Designer Competition: East visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com. Deadline for submission is 11:00pm EST on Monday, October 18, 2010.