After previous successful fashion showcases in Accra and London and a show stopping collaboration with Emerge NYFW in New York February 2020 .
The Wearable Art Collective is delighted to be once again supporting Emerge NYFW with African designers to participate in NYFW September 2020.
Are you an emerging African designer who has always dreamed of international exposure . This is your opportunity . The Wearable Art Collective is hosting a competition to showcase the winning designer at Emerge NYFW .
The Wearable Art Collective consists of a rich pool of talented Artisans emerging from the African continent and around the world.
Through fashion design, jewellery, sculpture and textiles, The Wearable Art Collective challenges predictable philosophies of a singular African aesthetic and identity, and reflects the combination of African art and design without making the usual peculiarities between “professional” and “artisan.”
Emerging and established designers are hereby invited to seize this opportunity to showcase their creativity and designs used for promoting the Rich African cultural value in a special fashion show in New York. This opportunity will provide a great exposure to a diverse audience of fashion, style, industry enthusiasts, influencers and media specialists.
Are you a clothing or accessory designer who dreams of bigger opportunities? Kindly go through the steps below in order to get started.
What you need to do:
Submit 4 African themed designs to “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Deadline for Submission is:
QUALIFIED FASHION DESIGNERS SHOULD FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW AFTER THE PAYMENT OF $100 (N36,000) NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE.
Payments to be made to:
NAME: IWALOLA OWOLABI
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 7 3 2
You can also pay via online secure payment system below
NB: Kindly keep your payment Receipt and Transaction Reference Number as it would be uploaded as proof of Payment.
Winners would be chosen by a unanimous decision by The Emerge NYFW/Wearable Arts Collective panel. They will be judging by the best designs from entries received from registered Fashion Designers.
The overall winner of the competition will participate in the Emerge NYFW show either live in New York or in the Emerge NYFW virtual show. (winning prize cash value $10,000 Emerge entry fee & more)
Runner-Up receives three months mentoring/coaching/brand support from a key sponsor (value $3k)
Second Runner-Up receives one month complimentary brand social media and marketing support (value $1k)
NOTE: If the Emerge NYFW is a live show, the overall winner will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs to New York (Emerge may assist in supplying a letter of support to the relevant embassy). If the overall winner will not attend the event, they will be responsible for shipping their designs to New York.