APPLY AS A GALLERY DESIGNER

Austin Fashion Week is currently seeking designers to host pop up shops in The Gallery during major runway events from February 21 – 23, 2019. Austin Fashion Week markets to buyers, media and directly to end consumers, so you may take wholesale orders as well as sell product in your pop up space.

The AFW Gallery in 2019 will be comprised of approximately 20 brands across three nights of the Runways & Gallery events (February 21-23). We expect attendees to purchase directly from you, but we encourage you to focus on the media attendance for opportunities to expand your brand to new markets.

The Gallery will be located in the same space as the Runways. All attendees will have easy access. Gallery spaces will be open pre-show, during intermission, and post-show.

The Gallery will be mostly jewelry and accessories lines, but some menswear and womenswear designers could be included. All designers will be curated by the AFW Advisory Board.

All brands must apply to participate. Please carefully read the below information and then apply using the form below.

ELIGIBILITY

There are few eligibility requirements but we ask that Gallery designers stay on brand for each specific event.

  • BERNINA Fashion Fund Showcase (2/21/19): Any designers may apply.
  • Moda X Australia: Designers must have a tie to Australia. Please note this in your application.
  • Celebrate Texas: You must be a Texas-based designer or have deep ties to Texas.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications to participate in The AFW Gallery are due by January 15, 2019 or until all spots have been filled. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, so it is beneficial to complete your application early. There are no fees to apply.

The AFW Advisory Board will review each application and provide each brand with a yes, no or waitlist answer. Those that receive a yes answer will be sent a contract for execution and once the contract has been signed, the designer will be billed for participation. All fees are due no later than January 20, 2019.

PARTICIPATION FEES

Fees to show in the Gallery are $400 per event. A 10% discount will be applied for designers showing at 2 events and a 20% discount will be applied for designers showing at all 3 events.

Upon approval by the board, you will be sent a contract to be executed by both parties. Once under contract, you may not be released for any reason and you will be billed for the appropriate participation fees. The fee may be split into multiple payments but final fees are due by January 20, 2019.

FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Approximately 80 square feet of vendor space (most spaces will be 8′ x 10′) where you may sell product
  • Basic rentals, up to two 8 foot tables with linens and 2 chairs
  • Access to power and wifi
  • Profile page on austin.fashionx.co with links to your website and social media
  • Mentions in all press releases relevant to The Gallery
  • 2 seated tickets for the events where you have a presence. These may be used for yourself or guests if you choose to stay within your pop up space during the show.

    If you have any questions, please email us.

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