Austin Fashion Week is currently seeking jewelry and accessories designers to host pop up shops in The Gallery. 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 2017 will be comprised of approximately 20 brands across three nights of the Runways & Gallery events (May 18-20). 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 and VIP attendees must walk through the Gallery space to enter the VIP Lounge. 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.
Applications to participate in The AFW Gallery are due by April 1, 2017 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 April 7, 2017.
Designers choosing the three day option will show from May 18-20, 2017. DESIGNERS CHOOSING THE 3-DAY OPTION WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY OVER 1-DAY DESIGNERS. All 1-day designers will be automatically wait listed until the application deadline and then will be offered based on space availability. The Gallery will be secure overnight so any vendors showing all three nights may leave their space set overnight.
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 a participation fee of either $400 (one night) or $1000 (three nights). The fee may be split into multiple payments but final fees are due by April 7, 2017.
FEE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
If you have any questions, please email us.