Gen Art, which has a long history of introducing the world to emerging talent in film, fashion, art and music through respected events like film festivals, showcases, and seasonal fashion shows, had to shut its doors for a little bit last year, but has thankfully gotten back on its feet and is ready to officially re-launch “Fresh Faces in Fashion.”
The annual presentation, which has helped launch careers for the likes of Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, the Vena Cava girls and Peter Som, gives promising designers who may not otherwise have the resources an opportunity take part in a high-profile runway show during fashion week. This year, Gen Art will produce two shows–one in New York on September 9 and one in Los Angeles at the end of October.
Starting today, Gen Art is accepting submissions for both. It’s a pretty amazing opportunity for a young designer, especially now that the organization has more resources to nurture and market its fresh faces beyond just giving them a runway to put clothes down. A few years from now, you could be winning a Swarovski award from the CFDA (as six Fresh Faces alumni have).
The submission deadline for New York is July 10 2011 and for Los Angeles is August 10 2011. Go to Genart.org for details and best of luck!