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FashioNXT Spotlight: 2015 UpNXT winner German Madrigal

FashioNXT Spotlight: 2015 UpNXT winner German Madrigal

German Madrigal 2015 Winning CollectionUpNXT is FashioNXT’s emerging designer accelerator. This competition has been going on for several years and is a great way to build awareness of local emerging designers. I had the opportunity to interview the previous winners of the competition about how FashioNXT and UpNXT has helped their career and what to expect from their show this coming year!

Our latest winner and last designer highlighted in this series is German Madrigal who won UpNXT last year in 2015. He is in school and planning to graduate this term. He isn’t sure where he will end up after graduation but knows that the exposure he gained through FashioNXT can only help him in his upcoming career.

Here is what he said about FashioNXT:

How has participating in UpNxt impacted your career?

I got to work with a great production team and was my first time doing a runway show without my school being involved. I got to also meet new people.

What was your experience with FashioNXT?

It was amazing seeing my collection walk down the runway and show Portland a different aesthetic.

What should people expect from your show at FashioNXT in 2016?

I am ready to evolve and show something different. Who knows, it could be gowns or even a collection with color and no black.

Keep up with the FashioNXT blog to see our last story in the series from an UpNXT judge! She will be giving inside tips about what the judges look for from the participants in the competition. If you would like more information about the previous participants or about UpNXT in general check out this link:

Applications for the 2016 UpNXT emerging designer accelerator are available now; it is a great opportunity for brand exposure and growing your business.  Apply here if you’re interested:

Tickets are also on sale for the 2016 FashioNXT: The Shows. Visit this website for more information: