The second annual Student Fashion Designer Challenge, which is one of the features of the #CLE Prom Expo, is a freestyle design competition open to realized works designed by student fashion designers in the fashion industry.

Entry Fees
$35/Student (must submit a copy of class schedule with registration). Registration deadline is December 30th, 2017 or until the maximum number of registrations is reached.
Registration can be done in person at Darlafoxx located at 662 Broadway Ave, Bedford, OH 44146 by appointment , www.darlafoxx.com or call/text 216.299.2427.  

After registration is completed, the student fashion design challenger will be assigned a fashion genre from a pre-selected group of fashion genres which have been sealed in an envelope for each registration. The student fashion design challenger will also receive by mail or in person a garment selected by the organizer Darlene James which needs to be incorporated into the new design. Your source of inspiration needs to come from the chosen fashion genre and the selected garment and be featured at the Student Fashion Designer Challenge on 3.4.18. A sketch of the design must be submitted within three days for approval after the source of inspiration/fashion genre has been chosen!!

Challengers may model their own design, use their own model or choose a model who has registered for the Runway Model Challenge. Hair and makeup will also be provided for any and all models the day of the event at no extra charge. You will have an opportunity to consult with your HMUA before the event.  Designers need to be prepared to discuss their garments and what inspired their design.

The winners will consist of first place, second place and third place which will be selected by a team of judges which judges will be announced no later than February 11, 2K17.
First place will receive the grand prize of a Singer Sewing Machine valued at $300 and a published photo shoot of the winning design and designer with Haute Ohio Magazine; “Ohio’s ONLY High Fashion Publication”. www.hauteohiocom FB & IG OGFW_Official (valued at a little over $900)

2nd and 3rd place will also receive a sponsored prizes TBA. Photos of the winners will also be promoted on all Darlafoxx social media platforms.  

The event is from 7p-10p on March 3rd at Market Square located inside the beautiful Crocker Park.  Judging will be held from 8p-8:45p Saturday, March 3rd and the winners will be announced at 9p the same evening.

Judging Criteria
The best designs are selected according to form and function aspects of the apparel; the fashion designs are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, choice of materials and fabric, realization techniques and sustainability criteria.