As part of Boston Fashion Week’s ongoing commitment to provide a platform for new fashion talent
we will be spending the months leading up to the week identifying The 17 new faces that should be
on every fashionable Bostonian’s radar. The 17 will benefit from direct interactions with leading
fashion professionals and will be featured at the official opening night event of this year’s
Boston Fashion Week on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

To be considered a designer must:

1) be in school or working less than 3 years as a fashion design professional

2) have a selection of works that highlights their skills and vision

3) be based in New England

4) have an online presence that includes an Instagram feed and a Facebook page where examples of their work can be found (websites and blogs are optional)
5) be interested in mentorship opportunities with leading fashion professionals representing various parts of the industry (design, photography, makeup, hair, etc.)

6) be available to show their work on the evening of Sunday, October 1st
The goal of the selection process is to find a diverse group of 17 fashion designers
that represent varied categories within the industry, and will be based on the quality
and creativity of the work, a distinctive online presence, and a professional attitude.

The selection process will be overseen by Boston Fashion Week
with input from a panel of regional fashion industry professionals.

There is no application or fee, but any designer who meets the criteria
and wants to be considered may submit their information below.

Please note that designers will not be contacted
unless they are in the running to be one of The 17.