Competition Looking for Nashville's Next Great Designer

Great opportunity for Nashville Fashion designer's. nD festival looking for Nashville's next emerging designer. Winners will be featured in the runway show,a film,given stipend prizes, and a mentoring sessions with established designers.

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Belcourt Looking for Next Top Nashville Designer for their 2011 nD Festival

Nashville seems to be finally getting serious about her fashion talent. In addition to the official Nashville Fashion Week finally taking place this year March 29, the Belcourt continues with its second nD Festival, a grassroots celebration of fashion, film and music that showcases local and regional designers in what amounts to a happening neighborhood hop. Last year they highlighted both regional and local style with Billy Reid, Alabama Chanin and Imogene + Willie, and took patrons to boutiques for a sip-n-shop and back to The Belcourt for a fashion show.

This year, they're doing it all again in late September with fresh faces, and you could be one of them. They're currently on the hunt for Nashville's next emerging designer, whom they'll feature at the festival's runway show next to two national designers who haven't been named yet. It's great exposure from lots of well-connected local folks who hope to elevate Nashville talent to national and international heights. The winner not only gets to show their stuff, but they'll also be featured in a short fashion film made by a local filmmaker, and receive a stipend, prizes, and — the invaluable prize — mentoring sessions from Imogene + Willie owners Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, and Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin. (If you don't know who those folks are, you can't call yourself a Southern designer.) Apply at starting next Friday, Jan. 28. Deadlines and deets after the jump.


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