Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision between January 24-25, 2024.
*Please note, because of the overwhelming number of applications historically received, we may not be able to accept all design applications.
Design applications will be accepted
jan 4 - 15, 2024
MATERIALS: Anything BUT FABRIC ... the more creative and transformative use of the materials the better.
**Materials branded with logos are discouraged. Promoting a cause other than E•ƒ(ec)'s mission focus is not permitted.
ADULT DESIGN COMPETITION
is for designers ages 19 and up.
YOUTH DESIGN COMPETITION
has two categories:
YOUTH: Ages 12 and under
TEEN: Ages 13-18
Youth designs should be primarily created and constructed by a youth within the age range of the corresponding category.
Amateurs are welcomed and encouraged!
Model your own design, grab your supermodel friend, or you may request a model be provided for you.
If you are unable to pay the $35 application fee due to financial hardship, please contact EFEC at email@example.com.
Most important is the unique and creative use and transformation of unconventional materials. The less the material looks like its previous form, the better. The least fabric-like the materials, the better.
Creative use of unexpected materials is valued.
The more well-crafted the garment, the better. Unique crafting, attachment, and a garment that holds together throughout the show are valued.
Extra points for a garment, props, accessories, makeup, and music that work well together and a well-executed runway performance with confidence and character.