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Calling All Designers: Charleston Fashion Week 2012 Competition

Charleston Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Competition: East (EDC:E) seeks and supports a community of up-and-coming and undiscovered talent in the realm of fashion. EDC:E believes in the value of spotlighting a new generation of innovative designers in the multiple genres of fashion.  The mission of the EDC:E is to offer a platform for aspiring designers living in the Eastern United States to showcase their talent on the runway at Charleston Fashion Week® and gain the attention of national press and buyers. Designers chosen by the Fashion Panel as semifinalists will show their Fall 2012 collections at Charleston Fashion Week® the evenings of Tuesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 24, 2012.  A select number of semifinalists will show each night where one (1) designer from each evening will be selected by a panel of judges as a finalist to advance to Saturday evening and have the chance to be named the Grand Prize Winner.  The final schedule will be announced by Charleston Fashion Week® at a later date.

Designers must present collections for Fall 2012 or Swimwear/Resort 2013 and include twelve (12) looks in total.  Semifinalists will be asked to show eight (8) looks the night of their runway presentations (the nights of Tuesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23).  Finalists willbe asked to show their entire collections (the original eight (8) looks plus an additional four (4) looks) on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE COMPETITION:

Each evening during Charleston Fashion Week®, Tuesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 24, 2012, event attendees will have a chance to choose their favorite Emerging Designer semifinalist shown on the runway. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at the end of each evening and will receive a $250 cash prize.

2012 Emerging Designer Competition: East Grand Prize Winner will receive the following prize package:

  •  $5,000 cash prize
  •  $10,000 online marketing and promotional package from F22 Designs
  •  Professional hi-quality lookbook images of the Winner’s Fall
  •  Collection will be photographed by J.Balliet: Photographer
  •  Free runway show at Charleston Fashion Week® 2013

To learn more about the competition and application process, click here.

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