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2016 Terry Costa Catwalk Competition – Informational Meeting

Terry Costa is inviting all high school Junior and Senior Fashion Design students and College Fashion Design/Merchandising majors to participate in our 2016 Terry Costa Catwalk Competition!

We’re challenging students to design and create a winning Prom look for the 2016 Prom Season. During the fashion show, your look will rock the runway and be rated by three prominent members of the fashion community. After the show, your dress will be displayed at Terry Costa for a popular vote to be considered in choosing the winner.

Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of Terry Costa, Inc. and a $500 gift certificate to Terry Costa!

This is an informational meeting for all Design Competition participants at Terry Costa. All submission packets are die by Sunday, January 31st (6:00PM-9:00PM).

Sunday, February 21st is the first fitting with models for Teen Board Fashion Show. Your design should be 90% complete at this point. Thursday, February 25th will be the final fitting and dress rehearsal for Teen Board Fashion Show. Designs must be completed and fit to model by the end of the night. Your dress will stay at Terry Costa after this date.

If you have any questions or concerns about the contest or the contents of this packet please call 972-385-6100 and ask to speak to the Teen Board Project Managers: Jennifer Johnson & Whitnee Richmond

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OCT 1-31 | The Pin Show: Call for Designers

the pin show call for designersThe Pin Show is Texas’ Premier Event for the Independent Fashion Industry. Take this opportunity to showcase your Independent line on a runway before your target market, including industry buyers, reps, retailers & clientele. The Pin Show will produce the perfect environment to introduce your line for 2015. Designers will be hand selected by our committee of producers and fashion industry professionals.

The Pin Show is seeking independent designers in slow artisinal fashion, this indicates to us that you are either creating the product yourself or using local sew / design houses that pay an above average wage to produce your products. We are not seeking lines made overseas at this time. Designers must be producing in their local economies, so if you are based in Chicago, you need to be producing in Chicago in order to qualify. We are seeking both seasoned artisinal designers, as well as those who are just getting started.

This Year, The Pin Show is taking Independent Artisanal Fashion to the next level. Here are just a few things they are looking for:

  • Designers creating their own lines using in house or local contractors
  • Domestic Fair Wage working conditions
  • Exceptional Fit
  • Innovative Design
  • Quality Fabrics (mostly natural fibers!)
  • All forms of Fashion are sought, including accessories, shoes, handbags, jewelry, men’s wear, evening, sportswear, etc.
  • All Accepted designers will produce 6-10 full looks for the runway show, these designs must be new for the 2015 Pin Show event.
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AUG 28 – SEP 1 | SS2015 Southern Design Week Designer Call

Andi Eaton’s Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design is a networking and resource organization open to those in the apparel design community in the south, as well as those connected to it. The mission is to create fashion shows that are highly designer focused, as well as market and educational opportunities throughout the year.

With regional fashion week’s popping up all over the country, SCFD is launching a newly branded event “Southern Design Week” – the goal of this new brand is to create hyper-focus on designers and set this event apart from the standard regional fashion week’s that include retail fashion shows as a key component. The end goal is to support southern makers and the design community in growing sustainable roots.

Designers interested in showing your SS2015 collection should email andi@sc-fd.org for an application and details.