Belk Seeing Southern Fashion Designers for the Annual Southern Designer Showcase

Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase is back.  The 2012 inaugural competition was filled with exceptional designs from talented designers located throughout the South, earning the winners a place next to today’s most recognizable fashion names. Think you have what it takes? Belk is looking to partner with Southern designers, winning designs will be featured in Spring 2014 advertising campaigns and sold at Belk and Belk.com.

DESIGNERS: Must currently live in our footprint of Southern states or have a strong connection to the region.
DESIGNS: Winning designs will match Belk’s identity of Modern. Southern. Style. and be appropriate for Spring 2014.
CATEGORIES: Women’s, Men’s & Kids Apparel, Shoes & Women’s Accessories
All entries must include photograph samples no larger than 8.5 x 11. Fashion illustrations and actual samples will not be accepted. Limit
entries to 10 items. Submissions will not be returned. Please prepare entries in the manner outlined below:
1. Label the back of each photograph with your name and contact information in upper right corner.
2. Provide a resume, bio and brief statement why the looks you
designed are appropriate to the Belk brand.
3. Sign and complete entry form. (belk.com/southerndesigner)
Submit your completed entries to Belk by March 1, 2013.
Please send to:
Arlene Goldstein, VP Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction
Belk, Inc., 2801 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Finalists will be chosen by Belk’s panel of judges and notified by email on or before April 1, 2013. Finalists will be invited to Charlotte, NC to present to our panel of judges on May 22, 2013.
Showcase winners will be notified by May 31, 2013 and announced on June 12, 2013
Winning designers will have the opportunity to become a Belk vendor partner featured in select Belk stores and on Belk.com.
Winning designs will be featured in our Spring 2014 advertising campaigns and on multiple Belk social media platforms.

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