Winner of 2018 UpNXT
O'FIELD by Maddie Iverson
Winner of 2018 UpNXT and People's Choice
Ale O by Alejandra Oyervides
Winner of 2017 UpNXT
Minnie Opal by Sundari Devi
Winner of 2017 People's Choice UpNXT
Winner of 2016 UpNXT
Winner of 2015 UpNXT
Winner of 2014 UpNXT
Winner of 2013 UpNXT
Almarina M Bianchi
Product Integrity Manager
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Owner of Anne Bocci Boutique
2016 UpNXT Winner
Ready to Wear or Couture Apparel Collection Designers
Annual Revenue Below $20,000
Designer is required to attend audition in July 28th at a Portland location that FashioNXT will communicate to those who turn in the application form below. Space is limited, so it’s advised to apply ASAP. In the audition designers will bring four to six samples from past collections, or work designer has recently completed, to a high-profile judging panel. Note at this stage you do NOT need to bring a new or complete collection. Judges will select the finalists for the accelerator program and a runway show competition at FashioNXT Week in October.
Designers selected as finalists need to present a cohesive collection of 6 to 8 head-to-toe looks on the runway at FashioNXT Week in October.
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The runway collection will be judged for collection quality & aesthetics, creativity/originality and overall cohesiveness.
Marketability will be evaluated based on website, look-book and social-media strategy.
Designers maybe given up to three runway styling challenges.
Attendees of the finalists’ runway show at FashioNXT Week vote for their fave designers.
Judges will decide on the UpNXT winner, to be announced after the show.
Mentorship by FashioNXT Incubator:
Finalists receive mentorship from FashioNXT Fashion Incubator. Industry experts will cover topics cover the step by step from collection design all the way to sales:
Exclusive feature in FashioNXT blog and 3 social media postings
Boutique representation for select finalists, and winner, as decided by participating boutique owners
Please note, prizes/benefits offered by third party entities are included in good faith based on the expressed commitment of those third parties. FashioNXT can’t be held liable in the case of any third party’s inability or unwillingness to honor their commitments in part or in full.