EMDP was created to help cultivate local designers to ensure that Memphis stays on the map as a location to be creative and fashionable.
A few things you will need to know about EMDP:
MFW is looking for designers of all ages and skill levels to submit between 1-5 complete looks for a chance to showcase their designs on the runway with professional models, hair and makeup. MFW will pick designers looks to fill the Emerging Memphis Designer Project runway shows, EMDP Singles and Mini Collections. Looks should be created for Spring/Summer 2015. All looks must be new designs created for this specific season.
DESIGNER APPLICANT OPPORTUNITIES:
SINGLES: Designers may submit between 1-3 looks to be a part of the EMDP Singles Showcase. Looks do not have to be a cohesive collection, but should be fashion forward designs for Spring/Summer 2015.
MINI COLLECTION: Designers should submit 5 cohesive Spring/Summer 2015 looks to be applicable for the EMDP Mini Collections Showcase.
Once chosen, each designer will receive $40 per look to purchase materials and complete their garments. Through out the designing process designers will have mandatory check-ins with MFW, giving each designer one-on-one mentoring. Designs will show during the Friday evening runway show as well as through out stores in Memphis leading up to MFW.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE DESIGNER: One designer will be chosen as the People's Choice designer. The winner will receive a VIP goodie bag from Memphis Fashion Week, a scholarship to the Memphis College of Art Continuing Education fashion program, and a secured spot in next year's Memphis Fashion Week.
DEADLINES: Applications are due September 12th 2014. Notification of acceptance will be made September 19th 2014. All looks will be due to Memphis Fashion Week by January 30th 2015. Memphis Fashion Weekend will be held Spring 2015.
We look forward to receiving your applications!