NY NOW, formerly the New York International Gift Fair has announced their latest open call for emerging designers for fall market. This opportunity allows new brands to gain exposure within their niche and sell their products at the wholesale level to top retailers.
The two categories include:
A+ the Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design
This “incubator” program showcases emerging talent that pushes the envelope on conception and functionality. Winners will be chosen by a juried panel and receive space on the show floor within Accent on Design, the section that is dedicated to featuring “unique and forward-thinking” products.
Work will be judged on design concept, originality and creativity. New designers and students in business for one year or less are welcome to apply. Last market, Design on Shell was just one of a few companies selected to participate.
Deadline for submission is on June 15, 2013 and there is a $500 participation fee. Apply at A+ Application.
Emerging Designer Maker Platform
This open call is for emerging designers and students with handmade products. New designers in business for one year or less may submit their designs and products to be featured in the Handmade section of the show that features over 350 juried contemporary brands.
Vanessa Chew Designs was one label selected to participate last market.
Deadline for submission is on June 15, 2013 and the participation fee is $350.00. Apply at Emerging Designer Maker.
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