Editorial by OCFS....

The OC Fashion Showcase (OCFS) is inviting fashion designers to submit original designs for inclusion in the Fall 2012 OC Fashion Showcase’s Outstanding  Emerging Designer Competition, a juried event to be held during the upcoming OC Fashion Showcase. There is no fee to apply for or participate in the Outstanding  Emerging Designer Competition.

The winner of the Outstanding Emerging Designer Award will be entitled to show at next season’s OC Fashion Showcase and will be entitled to additional prizes TBD
• The Fall 2012 OC Fashion Showcase is open to all designers ages 18 or above.
• Entries must be the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team, completed within the last one year or created especially for this show.
• All works must be wearable objects to be modeled on a runway, and must exhibit unique, innovative, inspirational and creative artistry.
• This is a juried event. Evaluation will be based upon creative uniqueness, the originality of the work and the quality of the overall submission
Models for the runway show will be provided. Any designer-preferred models must be approved by the committee in advance. Designers must be willing to participate in collaboration with any and all OCFS staff in regard to video recording, interviews, blog postings, and any other supplemental activities deemed appropriate by the OCFS Public Affairs, New Media, or Textile and Fashion Arts departments.
Application form must accompany all submissions. The application is limited to six (6) looks; one or any may be used in the juried consideration. Submissions must be accompanied by high quality digital images or proposed in illustrations accompanied by written descriptions. All submissions should identify designer, contact information, and primary materials.
Each item must specify the category for which it is being submitted.  Acceptable categories are:
Accessories |Action sport || Blouses || Casual || Contemporary || Couture || Denim || Dresses || Eco friendly ||
Fur || Handbags || Jewelry || Junior || Knitwear || Leather || Lingerie || Men’s || Missy || Outerwear || Pants ||
Shirts || Shoes || Skate || Ski || Sportswear || Surf || Sweater || Swim || Tshirts || Urban || Young contemporary
Please submit all materials to info@OCFashionShowcase.com by October 1st, 2012
The Outstanding Emerging Designer Competition is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 in Orange County, California, USA at a venue TBD.
*The winner must be available for a telephone and/or email interview  if not local to Southern California or an in person interview  if local to Orange County, San Diego or Los Angeles.

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