Pins And Needles Emerging Designer Competition Now Accepting Applications

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The annual designer competition Pins and Needles is now accepting submissions for participation in the emerging designer contest that will take place in August. The contest has been going strong since 2007 and has awarded several beginning designers their first “win” in the fashion industry by granting them the necessary support, exposure and tools they need to move on into successful careers.

Photo by Seth Lewis.

Photo by Seth Lewis.

Participants will be invited to showcase their designs at the August event, with the winner receiving $15,000 in prizes, including a $1,000 cash prize from Saint Louis Fashion Fund. “We want designers to showcase the essence of their style,” says Dwight Carter, creator of the event. “Forget fall or spring. Bring us your edgiest, most creative and yet marketable pieces that showcase the essence of your design approach. This is a unique venue for designers to showcase their work, to make an impression on the design community.”

Designers are invited to submit their designs for consideration at Applications will be accepted online April 1 through May 6, 2016. A social media voting competition will narrow down prospects, and a panel of fashion experts will make final choices for the show. To learn more, visit Brainchild Events on the web.

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