Fashion Week New Orleans accepting applications for its designer competition

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Fashion Week New Orleans is accepting applications for its Top Design Competition. Ten designers will present their collections before a panel of judges at Fashion Week New Orleans' March 2012 shows. The winning designer's collection will be showcased at Hemline for 90 days, and he or she will receive a photo shoot and website design package.

Last year, designer Alicia Zenobia won the contest, competing against designers like Esther Rose, whose line was subsequently picked up by Lissy Boutique, and Anthony Ryan Auld, who later appeared on Lifetime's Project Runway.

"With the runway shows, it's an opportunity to entertain as well as display something I made," Zenobia said in an April 2011 interview. "I was very flattered that I won. I was so glad the judges admitted they like the sexy stuff and weren’t going to write it off as costume, because that doesn’t happen all the time."

Designers interested in applying should contact Mallory Domingue at mdomingue@fashionweeknola.com now through Sunday, Jan. 15.

Anthony Ryan Auld shows at FW NOLA 2011
  • Anthony Ryan Auld shows his collection at Fashion Week New Orleans 2011

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