The Prizes

Grand Prize Winner - $21,000 Prize Package

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BERNINA 790 SEWING MACHINE WITH EMBROIDERY MODULE (MSRP $11,499)

The BERNINA 790 offers a wealth of features that make sewing easier. Whether altering a stitch length, stitch width or needle position, the machine will remember the stitch details for you. The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension provides ideal thread tension while sewing to achieve perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric.. The Stitch Designer allows the user to draw their ideas right on the screen to be transformed into a customized unique stitch pattern. The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed tames hard to manage fabrics providing superb fabric feed and optimum visibility while sewing. In addition to sewing, the B 790 is an expert embroidery machine which allows the user to edit and combine designs direct on the machine’s integrated touch screen.

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BERNINA 1300 MDC SERGER AND COVERSTITCH (MSRP $2,299)

The BERNINA 1300 MDC makes creative sewing easier than ever before. Combining overlocking and cover stitching features makes this model versatile for every type of fabric from sheers to knits.

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BERNINA SUITCASE FOR SEWING MACHINE (MSRP $698)

The BERNINA Suitcase System provides easy transport with rugged wheels and a telescopic handle. The modular interior padding system offers up a secure fit in combination with the 360 degree protection.

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WINNING GARMENT PRODUCED BY TRUNKIST ($2,500 VALUE)

Trunkist will provide the grand prize winner with a full service package to produce their winning garment in volume without an upfront investment.  By working with Trunkist, the winner will conduct a pre-order campaign to collect pre-production orders from customers.  Trunkist will also secure production services in order to fulfill all pre-orders. Trunkist will assign one of their experts to work directly in a one-to-one basis with the winner to assist with sourcing fabric & notions for their production run.
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FBA360 ONLINE COURSES ($810 VALUE)

Fashion Business Accelerator 360 will provide the grand prize winner with access to their “Launch Your Line” and “Business of Blogging” online courses. Launch Your Line is a comprehensive course sharing the secrets and step-by-step tactics you need to take your brand from samples to stockists. From sourcing fabrics, working with contractors and agents, to planning your first tradeshow, this course effectively introduces you to what you need to know to successfully launch your fashion business.
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PRESENTATION AT FASHION X AUSTIN: BLANC

Fashion X Austin is the premier fashion event production company of the South, creating events like Austin Fashion Week that showcase emerging designers to a community of highly engaged consumers. The top 12 finalists will get the opportunity to present their garments at Fashion X Austin: Blanc on November 6th, where the winner will be announced.
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RUNWAY SHOW AT AUSTIN FASHION WEEK ($2,500 VALUE)

Now in its 8th year, Austin Fashion Week is the largest fashion event in Texas and has been featured in WWD, Southern Living, Lucky Magazine and more. It includes nine days of fashion and four nights of runway shows focused on showcasing emerging designers from around the world, celebrating Austin’s local design talent, and seeing looks by designers featured on Lifetime Television’s hit series Project Runway. The grand prize winner will present a full runway show at Austin Fashion Week 2015 with all production, promotion, and photography included.

Fan Favorite Winner - $2,300 Prize Package

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BERNINA 1300 MDC SERGER AND COVERSTITCH (MSRP $2,299)

The BERNINA 1300 MDC makes creative sewing easier than ever before. Combining overlocking and cover stitching features makes this model versatile for every type of fabric from sheers to knits.

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PRESENTATION AT FASHION X AUSTIN: BLANC

Fashion X Austin is the premier fashion event production company of the South, creating events like Austin Fashion Week that showcase emerging designers to a community of highly engaged consumers. The top 12 finalists will get the opportunity to present their garments at Fashion X Austin: Blanc on November 6th, where the winner will be announced.

Top 12 Finalists - Presentation in Austin

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PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN WITH TRUNKIST

Trunkist will provide the top 12 finalists with access to their pre-order platform. Trunkist helps designers collect pre-orders before going into production. This helps finance the production run and reduces waste related to excess inventory.
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PRESENTATION AT FASHION X AUSTIN: BLANC

Fashion X Austin is the premier fashion event production company of the South, creating events like Austin Fashion Week that showcase emerging designers to a community of highly engaged consumers. The top 12 finalists will get the opportunity to present their garments at Fashion X Austin: Blanc on November 6th, where the winner will be announced.