The Fashion Avenue News design competition

By :- R. Anthony Morrison

Fashion & Style

On October 12th, 2013 up and coming designers competed for a $5000,00 prize in a competition presented by Sofia Davis, and Fashion Avenue News magazine. Major sponosrship was provided by Vera Moore cosmetics. The purpose of the competition is to provide asistance to designers seeking to grow their brands. The collections were presented in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Hotel on West 57th Street in Manhattan. Eight designers, some from as far away as Africa, and France competed for a $5000 Prize. After presenting their collections the contestants were asked questions related to the fashion industry. Among the judges were designer Zang Toi, and Princess Jenkins, owner of the Brownstone boutques in Harlem. In the end it was designer Steven A. Wall who took home the prize money. Striking designs, and articulate responses to the questions helped him to outshine the other contestants. Emerging designers need all the financial help they can get. This competition is one of the tools available to those who find it difficult to get their businesses off the ground.

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