Project NextGen is an initiative that is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers. By connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills and elevate their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support. Access to fashion business experts, combined with real-world practical experience, NextGen offers finalists the knowledge required to help develop a thriving career and the tools necessary to create a successful business beyond the initial launch of a collection. The program has helped discover and launch the careers of CAMILLA AND MARC, Kate Sylvester, Gorman, sass and bide and Akira at MBFWA since 1996.


PROJECT NEXTGEN PRIZE INCLUDES:
Participation in a fully produced runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020, this includes:

-  Show Producer
-  Models
-  Hair and Makeup Services
-  Guest list management of industry & media
-  Designer listing via the official MBFWA Schedule and global MBFashionWeek.com website
-  Promotion and marketing of the NextGen Show across digital and social media platforms
-  Associated media coverage generated to support the runway event
-  Allocated seating at the NextGen Show for each winning designer
-  Full-length runway show video broadcast within the official MBFWA Live Stream reaching a global audience

Additionally, Flaunter.com will provide a complete runway photography package and six (6) month Flaunter.com subscription for each of the 4 finalists.

2019 WINNERS
BENJAMIN GARG
CHLOE MOTTAU
MADISON HISLOP
MNDATORY (BRIAN HUYNH)

2018 WINNERS
CHRIS RAN LIN 
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ALISSAR.H
GINA SNODGRASS

2017 WINNERS
ISABELLE QUINN 
MEREDITH BULLEN
SARAH HOPE SCHOFIELD
STANZEE
STEPHANIE HENLY
VICTORIA BLISS


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* 1. Please tick YES if you have read and accept the Terms & Conditions and Application Process for Project NextGen 2020.

Applications CLOSE December 15, 2019 at 5:00PM AEST.

Terms & Conditions and Application process are located at mbfashionweek.com/project-nextgen-terms-and-conditions

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* 2. BUSINESS NAME

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* 3. NAME OF DESIGNER(S)

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* 4. LOCATION OF BUSINESS

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* 5. ARE YOU AN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT?

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* 6. IS AUSTRALIA YOUR PRIMARY OPERATIONS LOCATION?

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* 7. ARE YOU AT LEAST 18 YEAR OF AGE OR OLDER?

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* 8. PHONE NUMBER

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* 9. EMAIL ADDRESS

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* 10. WEBSITE

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* 11. BRAND ESTABLISHED (year)

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* 12. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING RESORT WEAR CATEGORIES APPLIES TO YOUR BRAND (only the below categories are applicable to fit the Project NextGen criteria)

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* 13. HAVE PRODUCED AND SOLD TO MARKET AT LEAST ONE COMMERCIAL COLLECTION?

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* 14. LIST YOUR STOCKISTS (if any)

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* 15. AVERAGE PRICE-POINT OF YOUR GARMENTS?

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* 16. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

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* 17. FACEBOOK (business handle)

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* 18. FACEBOOK COMMUNITY (followers)

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* 19. INSTAGRAM (business handle)

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* 20. INSTAGRAM COMMUNITY (followers)

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* 21. TWITTER (business handle)

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* 22. TWITTER COMMUNITY (followers)

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* 23. HAVE YOU SHOWN IN PRIOR YEARS PROJECT NEXTGEN OR NEWGEN SHOWS?

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* 24. Please include the following with your application:

LOOKBOOK OF YOUR MOST RECENT COLLECTION

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* 25. NEW SEASON COLLECTION SKETCHES 

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* 26. CURRENT PRESS/ MEDIA KIT (if available)

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* 27. CURRICULUM VITAE (summary of life work experience)

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* 28. I hereby declare the information I have provided is accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge.  
IMG Fashion & Events shall determine winner eligibility in its sole discretion, in accordance with the judging criteria.

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