Brown Shoe Company Backs Biggest Emerging Designer Award In The Midwest To Date
St. Louis-based footwear powerhouse, Brown Shoe Company, has joined the Saint Louis Fashion Fund in presenting the largest emerging fashion designer award in collaboration with Saint Louis Fashion Week to date.
The Saint Louis Fashion Fund Emerging Designer Award, presented by Brown Shoe Company, will be bestowed on the winner of the 2014 Saint Louis Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition, also presented by Brown Shoe Company, on October 15. Six contestants will compete for the top prize of $15,000 cash, a private consultation with Fern Mallis, business mentoring from industry experts and the opportunity to produce one look for retail. “It is our hope this award gives the winning designer the monetary support they need to continue doing what they love,” says Kelly Malone, Corporate Communications, Brown Shoe Company. “Every year, we are in awe of the collections from these up-and-coming designers. The fact that they go on to bigger and better things just reaffirms our commitment.” Finalists will be announced in a few short weeks.