Project Fashion Wellington is an exciting initiative which provides a premiere platform for budding Wellington designers to build their own fashion label. We provide our emerging talent with support, exposure, direction and contacts.
Chosen participants will have exclusive access to a purpose built fully equipped studio, they will assemble a capsule collection to dress 6 models at the culminating event, a Catwalk show.
There is a high expectation that designers will complete a comprehensive, fluid collection which is commercially viable, premiere mentorship and guidance will be provided to supplement this fantastic work environment. Previous participants have seen great success both here and abroad, and this year is expected to be even bigger and better.
Entries open up on May 22nd and close on June 30th a shortlist will be announced and on July 5th those designers will go before the panel. Finalists will be picked by our Director Kate Diana Spencer, Sue Bowerman, and mentors, Bex Brent, Paul Blomfield, Jade Weaver, Chris Hales, and Bridget Scanlan.
In mid October the collections will be presented to the public with a Catwalk show at the Public Trust Building.
This event promotes Wellington made fashion, and assists designers with a comprehensive foundation to enter the industry at a professional level.
Portfolios are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Fashion Wellington will accept mixed media submissions. It is not necessary that applicants be qualified or commercially experienced, but preference will be shown for those entrants that display a consuming desire for a career in the fashion industry. The labels that succeed will display a clear theme with high quality finishing.
Please note that this is not a wearable art competition, construction & pattern making are expected for garments, some exceptions may be made for expert drapery however repurposing garments will not be permitted.Designers will be expected to arrive at the shortlist meeting with their capsule collections drawn up with complementary moodboards.