Open Call: The Accessories Council and Lividini & Co's Emerging Designers Competition


The Accessories Council and Lividini & Co have announced the second annual Emerging Designers Competition to help find and foster the newest talent.

10 finalists will be selected by industry judges and receive a full your mentoring and strategy support from L&Co., the Accessories Council and other partners. The winner will also receive a booth at WWDMAGIC.

Application details

Applicants must submit a portfolio which may include lookbooks, product information, whole distribution and a business plan.

Selection process

The judging panel will consist of a panel of industry experts from the accessories, fashion and retail sectors along with L&Co and The Accessories Council.

The top 10 finalists will be selected by Friday, October 2nd, 2015 and the winner will be announced at the ACE Awards on Monday, November 2, 2015.

  1. The company has been in business for less than five years
  2. The company is ready to expand their business and is looking to strengthen their brand identity, marketing outreach, industry credibility and/or distribution in order to grow the brand
  3. Your business is primarily based in the United States
  4. The finalist must be willing to use social media to promote their involvement in the competition
  5. You may be asked to submit product for review
  6.  You are available for an in-person interview, in October 2015, if you are named one of our finalists

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Learn more and apply at Emerging Designers Competition.

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