Fashion

Show the fabrics and designs of your culture

Fashion Curator

The runway at FusionFest will come alive with a kaleidoscopic of fashion from around the world, reflecting the diverse origins and heritages of our community. There are two ways to wear your culture and share your fashion story at FusionFest 2020. You can walk the runway in an outfit representing your heritage for the Heritage Runway ShowcaseOr if you are a fashion designer, you can enter your original design for a chance to win $1,000 in the Fusion Fashion Design Contest.

New for 2020 – Include a coordinating face mask with your showcase piece or design.

Heritage Runway Showcase

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020 via email
  • Call and Virtual Walk Thru: November 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020
  • Shows:
    • Saturday, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6:00
    • Sunday 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45

THE SHOW

The Heritage Runway Show offers anyone a chance to wear a traditional costume or culturally significant piece of clothing showcasing their unique heritage. 

Participants are responsible to supply their own hair and makeup. Plan on being present for the full two-day festival.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Selected applicants will be featured in up to six shows during FusionFest (if you are unable to attend a few of the shows, please note this on your application)
  • A spot in the Fashion Tent to prep for the show with mirrors, clothing racks, tables, seating and access to electric.
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

Fusion Fashion Design Contest

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020.
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020 via email.
  • Call and Virtual Walk Thru: November 1, 2020.
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020.
  • Shows:
    • Saturday, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6:00
    • Sunday 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45 (final judging) 

THE CONTEST

The Fashion Design Contest is for original design entries. Entries should be inspired by elements from two or more FusionFest regions that have been infused into one piece of clothing. 

Designs must be 100% original materials, no pre-made scarfs or t-shirts, for example. The only non-original parts of your design that are permitted are shoes and accessories. Participants are responsible to supply their own model and provide hair and makeup.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • A chance to win $1,000 cash prize
  • Selected participants will be showcased in multiple runway shows during the two-day festival (must participate in a minimum of three shows)
  • A spot in the Fashion Tent to prep for the show with mirrors, clothing racks, tables, seating and access to electric.
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram