What do Alexander Wang, Cushnie et Ochs, Derek Lam, Rodarte, and Zac Posen have in common? Aside from being amongst the biggest names in fashion today, they comprise a list of more than 60 designers who made their mark on the industry thanks to a grant from "liquid style" winery Ecco Domani. Since 2001, the Italian winery's Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (EDFF) has awarded worthy innovators $25,000 to showcase their work during the celebrated — and highly publicized — Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This year is no different: four emerging fashion stars will receive the financial backing of EDFF and the coveted platform of presenting their line to the world during New York's Fall 2013 shows. And you could be one of them!
"Through the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation, we are able to make a contribution to the ultimate style occasion, New York Fashion Week, by supporting talented fashion designers who are committed to celebrating style every day," said Molly Davis, VP of Marketing for Ecco Domani wines. "This is an honor we are proud to toast to."
Now, it's your turn to enter for a chance to have Ecco Domani Wines raise a glass to you. Through October 4, 2012, womenswear, menswear, sustainable, and accessory designers will be able to submit their work to EDFF's esteemed judging committee and contend for one of four awards. Review contestant criteria, download an application, and prepare a short video about why your designs deserve a showcase among fashion week's February 2013 shows. We may just see you amongst the ranks of Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, and other past winners at the Lincoln Center tents!