Have you ever dreamt of getting a chance to show off your fashion designs and become a designer? Here is your chance!
BERNINA of America has partnered with Fashion X to present the BERNINA Blanc Design Challenge. So if you are interested in fashion you are invited to submit sketches of an original, innovative, and well-constructed garment designed with an all-white color palette.
All entries will be judged by industry leaders such as Michelle Lee, editor-in-chief of NYLON Magazine, designer Eileen Fisher, bloggers Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and Courtney Kerr of What Courtney Wore, style icon Catherine Guidici Lowe of The Bachelor, and Project Runway Season 13 winner, Sean Kelly.
Judges will select the top 15 designs and online voters will choose five Fan Favorites. The 20 semi-finalist designs will then be posted to an online gallery for voting. Designers of the 12 most popular garments will have a chance to show their work on the runway during the BERNINA Blanc Event produced by Fashion X in Austin on Friday, November 6.The winner will receive a $20,000 Grand Prize package, which includes a BERNINA 790 (B 790) sewing machine with embroidery module, a BERNINA 1300 MDC overlocker/serger, and the exclusive BERNINA Suitcase System. Other prizes include garment production services from Trunkist and online fashion business classes with Fashion Business Accelerator 360. The Grand Prize winner and a Fan Favorite will be announced on Monday, November 9.The BERNINA Blanc Design Challenge is open to anyone with an interest in fashion and is accepting entries until Friday, September 18. All submissions must include garment design concept sketches, a concept description, and a designer biography. Garments may be created for any season, occasion, gender, or age using any design materials and tools. Get all details here.
Do you have your sketch book out already? Good Luck!