Monday, March 3, 2008

Calling all Fashion Designers Dress for Success® Atlanta is Looking for you

for Success Atlanta will host its second annual fashion show fundraiser competition, “Designed for a Purpose”. The organization is looking for fresh fashion design talent to create an original business suit design and bring their masterpiece to life for its debut at the fashion show. Designer auditions for Designed for a Purpose will be held at 10 a.m. at Dress for Success Atlanta headquarters on April 19, 2008. Twenty semi-finalists will be selected at the audition. Ten designers will move on to the finals to unveil their collection at the fashion show held on August 17, 2008. Rising above the rest only one designer will take home the grand prize package of two tickets to a premier fashion capital (New York, Chicago or Los Angeles), $500 cash and hold the exclusive title of Dress for Success Atlanta’s Top Designer.

Designers must be prepared for a brief interview and bring the following items to the audition:

" Portfolio
" Resume
" A FINISHED sketch of your original business suit design with fabric swatch attached
" ENTRY FEE: A donation of a new pair of hosiery or knee hi’s

RSVP to reserve your spot at the auditions – www.designedforapurpose.org

Designers must be at least 18 years old to enter. Designers will be judged on three key components: portfolio, sketch and interview. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org/atlanta or call 404.589.1177 for more information.

What: Designed for a Purpose Fashion Show Audition
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2008
10 a.m.
WHERE: Dress for Success Atlanta
220 Spring Street NW, Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30303

About Dress for Success:

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization with the mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and a network of support to help them thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to 80+ cities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK. To date, Dress for Success worldwide has helped more than 300,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org/atlanta to learn more or call 404.589.1177.