Independent emerging designer platform Not Just A Label has open applications for its third The Future of Fashion Program, which is run in collaboration with trade shows Who's Next and Premiere Classe in Paris.
The competition gives 30 emerging designers the chance to grow internationally and to present their labels and collections in Paris for up to three seasons for free.
For the first season, all 30 shortlisted designers, 10 ready-to-wear designers, 10 urban wear designers, and 10 accessory designers, will showcase their spring/summer 2017 collections at the Who's Next and Premiere Classe trade shows in Paris in September, as well as receive mentoring session.
Each designer will then be accessed while at the trade shows and the shortlisted designers will then be narrowed down to 15, five of each design category, who will then proceed to present their autumn/winter 2017 collections in January 2017.
The Future of Fashion Program accepting applications
In September 2017 three winners, one from each category, will be announced and they will receive their third and final trade show spot at Fame, Urban or Premiere Classe, to present their spring/summer 2018 collections.
Each season the designers will be judged on their creativity as well as their business capacity to market their collections by the program’s mentors who sit at the forefront of the fashion industry.
To apply to be part of Not Just A Label’s The Future of Fashion program, designers must have a complete and updated profile on notjustalabel.com, featuring their latest collection(s). In addition, only designers who have not shown at a Paris trade show before will be considered, and each designer needs to have already produced two commercial collections.
Applications are open now until May 6.
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