FashioNXT Announces UpNXT Emerging Designers
FashioNXT today released the names of the much anticipated finalists of UpNXT Emerging Designers Accelerator who will compete at the runway finale on Oct 2nd the opening night of 2019 FashioNXT Week (Oct 2-5).
A panel of three of the most influential personalities in Portland’s fashion industry including Sonia Kasparian- Couture Designe, Project Runway, Almarina Bianchi – Product Integrity Manager Pendleton Woolen Mills, , and boutique owner Anne Bocci chose five talented new designers’ brands — Soap Stellar (Mingaile Simenait), Unifelt (Baya Batomunkuev), Camila X Castillo (Camila Castillo Neumayer), JK Designs (Jordan Kendrick), and Akrofi Adjumani. All of them will be going through a incubator program which focuses on topics within the contemporary fashion business, and the UpNXT winner will be decided by the attendees and judges at the Oct 2nd runway finale. Winner’s prize package is curated to boost the talented designer for year and a half period, that includes a cash prize, promotions and retail relationships, and culminates into a full runway show in following year’s FashionNXT Week.
UpNXT is the only fashion accelerator program on the West Coast catapulting emerging designers to successful careers, including mentorship through FashioNXT Incubator*, and other career development support.
Reserve your passes to the UpNXT runway finale show on Oct 2nd show, and vote for your favorite designer here at the show: www.fashionxt.com/
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*About FashioNXT Fashion Incubator: A career development program for the fashion industry to catapult the career to the next level through expert mentorships, real-life training and exposure through the world class FashioNXT platform. Registration in progress for the Fall 2019 sessions for fashion design, styling, modeling, photography and events production – www.fashionxt.com/incubator