The Fashion Prize was born out of a collaboration between the Agora Borealis, a local artist marketplace, art gallery, and it's event Fashion Project and the nationally recognized Prize Foundation. Fashion Prize is our newest addition - comprised of a year-long, design competition in Northwest Louisiana and culminating during Prize Fest on October 9th.
In this design competition, designers are handpicked and curated to produce a collection of 10 to 15 looks from initial conception and design to the final runway. Designers are provided with a series of workshops, professional critiques, and peer support.
During the Fashion Prize each designer will compete in a runway show in front of judges and a digital audience to determine which designer will take home the Audience Choice Award and which designer will be crowned this year's Fashion Prize Winner who gains the $2,000 cash Grand Prize!
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