Austin Fashion Week is seeking apparel designers to show runway collections during the Runways & Gallery events on April 5-7, 2018.
There are three runway designer applications available for 2018 events. Please read each description carefully and choose the application that is most relevant to your brand.
If you are a designer whose current label is less than 3 years old (as of April 1, 2018) and you live in the United States, you are eligible to show during the BERNINA Fashion Fund Showcase on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Vault Space.
Each designer will show exactly FIVE looks on the runway for an audience of 500 – 700 attendees and an expert panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the end of the event for BERNINA (and other brand) prize packages. Cost to participate is $300.
If you are a designer whose current label is MORE than 3 years old (as of April 1, 2018) OR you simply want to show a full collection, you may apply as an Established Designer. These designers will show on Friday, April 6 or Saturday, April 7 at Vault Space.
Designers may choose one of two options:
FULL COLLECTION: Showing between 12-20 looks. Cost to participate is $2500.
CAPSULE: Showing exactly 3 looks. Cost to participate is $300.
Activewear and Swimwear brands are invited to apply to either of the above options. However, we encourage you to participate in our brand new event, ACTIVE in May 2017.