Red Carpet Experience
The Red Carpet Experience is an exciting opportunity for emerging fashion designers to come together with industry mentors to conceptualize and design red carpet worthy looks using the latest technology. The winning designs will be produced and worn by celebrity / notable talent on the red carpet of a premiere event. This immersive interactive experience is a dynamic opportunity for designers to hone their skills, connect with mentors and gain national exposure. In collaboration with students, academia, leading professionals and companies, our goal is to provide a viable platform for career development.
The program is for emerging designers at the college-level or recent graduates interested in gaining invaluable insights from mentors, cultivating their design skills and gaining exposure.
Participants collaborate for 48 hours with industry mentors to conceptualize and design red carpet worthy looks for celebrity / notable talent. At the top of the challenge, the celebrity / notable is revealed. The participants work to find inspiration, conduct research, cost analysis, create mood boards, produce illustrations and develop prototypes.
The design challenges are hosted at physical locations and virtually. On location is when designers work alongside peers as well as have an opportunity to work with a industry mentor. Prior to the final designs being submitted, participants present their creative process and conceptualization to a panel of professionals.
The final designs and are submitted to a panel of judges and the celebrity / notable for evaluation. There is also a period of online voting that allows the community to get involved in supporting the mission. The designer with the highest cumulative scores produces their garment for the celebrity / notable. The wardrobe will be worn by them on the red carpet of a premiere event of the celebrity’s / notable’s choice.
All design and production costs required during the program must be covered by the institution and/or participants. We do not provide design technology, production resources and/or facilities. The celebrity / notable is donating their brand to help spotlight talent. Our goal is to work with emerging designers, academia, corporations and celebrity / notable talent to foster invaluable career development opportunities.
The program is offered nationally to college-level women and recent graduates interested in developing their fashion design skills and gaining exposure. Students should inquire with their school regarding opportunities or check our calendar of events. Colleges / Universities can also request to partner with us. Challenges vary based on our partnerships and participating celebrity / notable talent. For more information please refer to our FAQ section.