CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK® EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION APPLICATION


Photograph by Brianna Stello, Stello Photography

REQUIREMENTS

  • To apply for the Charleston Fashion Week® Emerging Designer Competition complete 10 easy steps. The deadline to submit an online application is Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. All application fields are required. There are no exceptions. Only completed online submissions are guaranteed consideration.
  • Partial application information does not save to the application system. Only after the SUBMIT button at the end of the application is clicked will a complete submission be made. Applicants are encouraged to save and back up information.
  • Information is private and will not be viewable by the public, and for use only by Charleston Fashion Week® and the Fashion Panel of judges. Your personal information will not be shared.
STEP 1: Submit application fee via PayPal. Fee is nonrefundable.
Application Fee is required before submitting your application
STEP 2: List the full name of the person applying. Completely spell out both first and last names
For a designer duo, please list the (two) full names
STEP 3: List your permanent address including street name and number, city, state, and zip code
STEP 4: List your date of birth including month, day, and year.
STEP 5: LIST YOUR MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING THE AREA CODE AND SEVEN DIGITS THAT FOLLOW.
FOR EXAMPLE, (123) 456-7890
STEP 6: List the full email(s) for the designer(s) applying
For example, name@gmail.com
STEP 7: Tell us if you are one of the following and the category of the collection you will show if selected for the competition :
STEP 8: List relevant education and/or fashion experience including name of school(s), program(s), internship(s), positions, or other
STEP 9: Describe your design esthetic, inspiration and influences for the collection you would present if selected for the competition. Include the fabrics, hardware, and/or silhouette. And what makes you and your collection special?
STEP 10: Upload a collection sketch for what will be shown at Charleston Fashion Week® if selected. Also, upload four samples of the collection or of past garments you have produced. Background should be blank and photos tasteful.

NOTE: If selected for the competition, designer(s) will be asked to submit a high resolution head-shot for promotion by Friday, December 8, 2017.