Emerging Designer


Our goal is simple, and radical: to transform Greenville into a Fashion Mecca, to create a platform for that will elevate Fashion Designers within many niches, and also to teach, inform, and mold Emerging Designer’s into what it takes to be a highly successful brand within the Fashion industry.  Within our Emerging Designer Challenge, Fashion Designers will learn from industry professionals on the below:

  • Build the Perfect Brand Message
  • Write Your Own Press Releases 
  • Effective Social Media
  • Retail Math For Profit
  • Look Books & Line Sheets
  • Pop Up Shops & Trunk Sales
  • Effective Marketing Plan
  • Building Buyer Relationships
  • Retail Ready, Prep-Pack-Ship
  • Controlling Expenses
  • How To Land & Grow Sales

In addition, each designer will compete for the ultimate boast of any Emerging Designer’s brand, that includes:

  • Fee’s waived to show your line in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Miami, and Greenville Fashion Week’s for one year.
  • Updated website to include updated collateral and product images.
  • Marketing campaign
  • Startup Capital
  • Winnings valued at: $65,500

The overall Emerging Designer Challenge will be judged through many instances throughout the week of April 3-7th, with the winner announced at The Fashion Awards April 7th, 2019.

Goal: Re-purpose

  • Our Emerging Designer Challenge is powered by The Greenville Army Store.  Designers will choose their clothing, and will then applying their own style.

Timeline of Events

  • April 3rd @2:00pm, Fashion Designers will receive Clothing to repurpose from The Greenville Army Store.
  • April 3rd @ 7:00pm, Greenville Fashion Week Kick Off Party
  • April 4th, Classes
  • April 4th @ 8:30pm, Fashion Shows
  • April 5th, Classes
  • April 5th @ 8:30pm, Fashion Shows
  • April 6th @ 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:30pm Fashion Shows
  • April 7th @ 1:30pm Emerging Designer Showcase following by The Fashion Awards

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