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NICHE magazine Search Begins for Emerging Fashion Designer to Show at Vancouver Fashion Week



vfwFor the second time, NICHE fashion magazine is searching for an Emerging Designer to sponsor and show at Vancouver Fashion Week. To be eligible, you must be a B.C fashion designer and you must be able to design and create create and present an 8-16 piece collection.

Interested in being our next SPONSORED EMERGING DESIGNER AT VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK? Read all the info below, and then send an email outlining your interest along with portfolio information to publisher@NICHEmagazine.ca – deadline to apply is July 13, 2014.

Total Sponsorship Value: $15,000


NICHE magazine will pay for and/or provide ALL designer show fees for VFW including:
• Fitting and dress rehearsal day
• Runway show production – designer must provide a minimum of 8 looks, maximum of 16. Collection MUST be Spring/Summer 2015
• Nude and black pumps (if required)
• Dressing assistants, racks, steamers, and backstage assistants for 8-16 looks
• 8-16 runway models
• Professional hair styling and makeup for all models
• Backstage equipment including all sound and lighting
• Extensive collection, show and styling consultations with NICHE magazine’s Editor in Chief and Fashion Editor

Included Media Elements:
• Extensive live exposure leading up to the event, in partnership with The Bay Centre
• Designer listing in VFW show guide
• Designer listing, logo and bio on VFW website
• Designer and NICHE name and logo on runway big screen
• 4 Show Day passes (for friends & family)
• 10 6-Day passes (for yourself, team and/or friends/family)
• Attendance at VFW Gala with designer recognition
• Opportunity for interviews with local and international medias
• Exclusive backstage pre-show experience photography
• Professional video of runway show
• Professional photographs of runway looks (high and low resolution)
• Wrap up article on NICHEmagazine.ca website following VFW
• Exclusive 4-6 page Emerging Designers editorial spread in NICHE magazine’s Spring 2015 issue
• Extensive promotion via NICHE magazine social media network (before, during & after VFW)

NOT Included in Sponsorship Package:
• Production funds are not provided for fabric or garment production. Designer must independently create a cohesive 8-16 piece collection, ready to show in Vancouver (Sept 2014)
• Transportation to and from Vancouver Fashion Week is not arranged or funded (although designer will be given assistance and opportunity to travel with the NICHE team.

Condition and Stipulations:
• Sponsored designer will be required to sign a contract and non-disclosure agreement
• NICHE magazine will be granted exclusive rights to print editorial for the designer’s Spring 2015 collection. This excludes local media covering the show during fashion week
• Designer must be available to work with NICHE magazine team during the first two weeks of September to determine music, runway video and styling theme. This can be done remotely.
• Designer must be present in the NICHE magazine office for one day for final show consultations
• Designer must be present in Vancouver for fittings and rehearsals day
• Designer must be present in Vancouver for runway show
• Designer must be willing to collaborate with NICHE magazine on show theme, styling and back screen video

About NICHE magazine:

NICHE magazine (www.NICHEmagazine.ca) is BC’s premier fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine. A uniquely original consumer focused publication that defies the ordinary, NICHE is a high quality, high gloss collectible publication. Encompassing fashion, beauty, home, style, travel and lifestyle, NICHE embraces the three essential elements of the good life – where we live, what we do and how good we look getting it all done in a modern world.

About Vancouver Fashion Week:

Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both emerging and established designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world, and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from all over the world. Spring 2015 happens September 15-21st in Vancouver. More information available at VanFashionWeek.com


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