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FashioNXT - Up/NXT Emerging Designer Competition Auditions August 10

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Tamara Alazri

July 23, 2014, Portland, OR: On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the FashioNXT runway will light up with the most promising emerging fashion designers. Designers interested in the FashioNXT-Up/NXT competition are required to appear at the August 10th audition in front a highly influential judging panel.

“Portland has strongly established itself as the most fertile hotbed of emerging talents in the fashion industry”, says Michelle Lesniak, winner of Project Runway Season 11, one of five Portlanders to win, the most by any other city."I’m glad to be apart of your success in continuing to be the most effective platform in the region where emerging designers get the boost for bigger national platform”, she continued.

“Our long experience in catapulting emerging designers to get national press and prominent accounts enabled us to identify the critical needs for the emerging designers to take their business to the next level”, says Tito Chowdhury, Executive Producer of FashioNXT, whose leadership in promoting Portland’s fashion industry got recognized in TIME Magazine and the Wall St Journal, as well as Portland’s highest Mayoral Award. “The selection criteria and the prize package is meticulously designed to include items that address many of those needs throughout the year”.

    This prize package includes a latet computer system from INTEL, a full collection runway show in FashioNXT 2015, feature in The Oregonian, accounts from Anne Bocci Boutique and Mabel & Zora, photo-shoot with About Face Magazine publisher, complimentary membership benefits from Oregon Entreprenuers Network and huge exposure through Kuni Lexus of Portland, the show’s Presenting Sponsor. 

     The judges panel includes leading buyers, designers and fashion editors in the region such as Michelle Lesniak, fashion designer and Project Runway winner, Anne Bocci, owner of Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery, Eden Dawn, Style Editor at Portland Monthly and Marjorie Skinner, Managing Editor at the Portland Mercury.

For competition eligibility and details, go here: http://fashionxt.net/upnxt

Media contact:
Tito Chowdhury
Executive Producer
FashioNXT Portland
1255 NW 9th AV Suite 211
Portland OR 97209

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