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The Atlantic Hotel & Spa to Host Fashion Designer Competition in September 2014
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Saturday, September 06, 2014, 06:00pm

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· Are you an up-and-coming fashion designer looking for your big break? The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is hosting the ultimate fashion designer competition this fall. This is the perfect opportunity for students and recent college graduates to showcase their designs to the VIP community of South Florida.

· Applicants can submit in either women or men's apparel and in the following categories: Avant Garde, Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear, Swimwear or Wedding. Submissions will then have a chance to move on to the next round by having fans, friends and family vote for the best designs by submitting votes on www.heatoffashion.com.

· The semi-finals will then feature the Top 15 designers, who will be selected from the pool of applicants based upon the judging criteria. This Live Mannequin Semi-Finals event will take place on Saturday, September 6th.

· The top 8 finalists will then go on to present their collections in The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show, which will take place on September 20th at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. Competitors will be able to present five designs, in a 3-5 minute time slot, to a distinguished panel of judges.

· Industry experts will comprise the judging panel and will determine the winner of the competition based on certain criteria; including originality, innovation, concept and inspiration behind the design, choice of fabric and trims, written and visual explanation of the design, technical awareness, wear-ability and commercial viability.

· One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, photo shoot, TV and radio production for a commercial, 1st place trophy and product placement in a trendy, Fort Lauderdale boutique. The second place winner will receive a photo shoot and 2nd place trophy. The third place winner will receive a trophy for their accomplishment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Open call for designers – please bring portfolio or 2 garments
Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen – Located on the Lobby Level of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Deadline to submit application

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Top 15 Semi-Finalists Event
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
6:00 PM

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Runway Finale Show
5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace
6:00 PM

The online voting period will begin on Tuesday, July 15th and end on Saturday, August 9th. To submit an application and for additional details please visit www.HeatOfFashion.com. For further questions please contact Pheline Jerome, Event Coordinator, at 954-226-1407 or email submission@heatoffashion.com.

Location The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale