JULY 2013 ARCHIVES
Saturday, July 27, 2013 by Tito
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, FashioNXT runway will light up with the most promising emerging fashion designers. Designers interested in the FashioNXT-Up/NXT competition are required to appear at an audition on August 18 for the Oct 10 runway show competition. The designers chosen to show Oct 10 will have their collections shown under the bright lights of FashioNXT and have earned recognition that only a few others may achieve. From that competition, one will emerge as the designer who is next – with a feature story in the Oregonian.
“Portland has strongly established itself as the most fertile hotbed of emerging talents in fashion industry” says Michelle Lesniak, winner of Season 11 of Project Runway show, where winners of four of the eleven seasons are from Portland area. Lesniak herself was a contestant of the competition herself on the same runway in 2011. "I applaud your production’s success to continue to be the platform where emerging designers get ready for bigger national platform” she continued.
“Our long experience in catapulting emerging designers to get national press and prominent accounts enabled us to identify the critical needs for the emerging designers to boost their business to next level”, says Tito Chowdhury, Executive Producer of FashioNXT, whose leadership to boost Portland’s fashion industry got recognized in TIME Magazine and Wall St Journal, as well as Portland’s highest Mayoral Award, “The selection criteria and the prize package is meticulously designed to include items that address many of those”.
This year prize package got an exciting boost with global technology giant INTEL participating with a state of the art computer system. INTEL is known for the technology award sponsor for Project Runway winner. Other prize items include:
- Show Publicity: A free full-collection runway show in the regular designer lineup at FashioNXT 2014
- Media PR: The Oregonian Feature.
- Business Accounts: Boutique representation in multiple boutiques, including Anne Bocci Boutique.
- Business Consultancy: Nicole Whitsell, Owner Shop Adorn.
Judges Panel includes leading buyers, designers and fashion editors in the region:
- Michelle Lesniak, Fashion Designer, Project Runway Season 11 Winner
- Seth Aaron, Fashion Designer, Project Runway Season 7 Winner
- Michael Costello, Project Runway Allstar and Blogger at MyLifetime.com
- Simon Chan, Buyer, Mario’s
- Anne Bocci, Owner, Anne Bocci Boutique
- Sue Bonde, Director of Apparel Design, Art Institute of Portland
- Alison Brownrigg, Fashion Editor, NWSource/Seattle Times
- Eden Dawn, Style Editor, Portland Monthly Magazine
- Marjorie Skinner, Managing Editor, Portland Mercury
COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DESIGNERS:
When: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Where: Courtyard Marriott in Portland City Center, 550 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 9720
Whom: Ready To Wear and Couture apparel designers only.
Accessories designers can email any questions about participation in FashioNXT to email@example.com
- Designer Qualifications: Ready to Wear or Couture Designers. Annual revenue below 50,000.
- Presentation at the Audition: Bring a representative number of fully constructed garments for the judging panel. You may include samples from past collections. It is not required, but if you wish to bring one live model for your audition, you may do so. Judges will select the finalists to show on the runway at Fashionxt_Portland 2013.
- Collection on Fashionxt_Portland 2013 Runway: Designer selected for showing on the runway need to present a cohesive collection of 8 head-to-toe looks. Judges may give each finalist three design challenges to include in the runway looks. The collection will be judged for look at the quality & aesthetics, creativity/originality, cohesiveness of collection, and marketability.
- Fee: there is a $35 entry fee (non-refundable, payable by cash/check at the audition) for entering the competition. If you are selected to show on the runway, it will be counted towards the show-production fee of $350.
Interested contestants are asked to secure their time-spot by sending email to FashioNXT by Aug 15 To firstname.lastname@example.org.
About FashioNXT: (www.fashionxt.net, www.facebook.com/FASHIONXtONLINE): FashioNXT is produced by Tito Chowdhury, who produced Portland’s internationally recognized fashion week featured in Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal. FashioNXT presents fashion forward lifestyle on the runway and the lifestyle plaza. FashioNXT showcases the exquisite upcoming season collections of nationally and internationally known designers and the creative edge in lifestyle technology. FashioNXT Portland is a sustainable production that receives verified/certified Renewable Energy Certificates ensuring that only green energy was used in association with this event and Water Restoration Certificates from Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
1255 NW 9th AV Suite 211
Portland OR 97209