- Stephanie Young (left) won last year's top design competition.
Fashion Week New Orleans (FWNOLA) seeks designers to compete in its third annual Top Design Competition, which takes place in conjunction with the spring fashion shows March 20-24, 2013. The competition exposes designers to the city's fashion professionals, retailers and aficionados.
The 10 designers selected will compete for a career-launching prize package by showing their collections on the runway before a panel of judges. Last year's package included a Brother sewing machine, a manufacturing package from NOLA Sewn, store presence in Vernon, an editorial spread in Amelie G magazine, and a featured spot in FWNOLA 2013.
Southern designers may submit an application now through December 15, 2012. Applications are online at
www.fashionweeknola.com/top-designers. — Angela Hernandez