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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Emerging Designer Contest - WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK

Calling All Emerging Designers!! Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW) is passionate about supporting up and coming designers that they have created a contest to showcase their talent and creativity. Past winners of the contest have used the scholarships they have won to pursue further design education, to market and promote their clothing lines, or launch their own boutiques. The Emerging Designer Contest is unique to WCFW as no other Fashion Week devotes such enthusiastic energy to highlight the design talent in their community. Previous winners include Noman Ganna (September 2010) and Sid Neigum (September 2009).

Designer Sid Neigum (second from the right) with models at Vancouver Fashion Week in November 2010.
 Participants are to design one piece that will be judged by industry professionals. The winning design will be judged on construction, design, creativity, and marketability. The first place winner will receive:

  • WFCW runway showcase including models, makeup/hair artists and photographer to present a stylist collection in September 2010. Also included is a technical support team to facilitate your show. First place prize is valued at $3000.
  • The eligibility to complete an internship with Michael Kaye Couture in New York.
Second and third place winners will receive fantastic prizes from Jane Iredale, Davines, and other sponsors.

To enter the WCFW Emerging Designer Contest and for additional information and details, please go to

LUXX Designer Derek Jagodzinsky with models backstage Western Canada Fashion Week Spring 2010.

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