North by NW Fashion Competition Extends Deadline for Submissions

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Fashion students, emerging designers, and talented individuals with a passion for fashion design have one more week to enter the North by Northwest Fashion Competition which is part of the upcoming Nordic Fashion Biennale that takes place in Seattle from September 30th through November 13th, 2011. The final deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2011.

Organizers of the competition also announced today the panel of judges who will select one of the two winners. The panel includes Yvan Mispelaere, creative director at Diane Von Furstenberg, Danish skin care guru Ole Henriksen and Icelandic fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir.

The second winner will be a “people’s choice” which will be selected by both online and in person voting.
“The hope of the North by Northwest competition is to provide unique, career-enhancing opportunities for emerging West Coast fashion designers to have their work seen in conjunction with cutting-edge, international designers such as Henrik Vibskov, Sandra Backlund, and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir,” said Ilmur Dögg Gísladóttir, organizer of the NFB.

All finalist entries will be displayed in Seattle in conjunction with the Nordic Fashion Biennale exhibition, and also posted online, giving people around the world the opportunity to vote on their favorite designer and help select the “People’s Choice” winner. The winners will be announced on November 15, 2011 on the NFB website.

Complete information about the competition, as well as specifics on how to enter, is available at The Nordic Fashion Biennale 2011—produced by the Nordic House, Reykjavik, and the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle—will feature the works of international designers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, with a special focus on the Western Nordic regions of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.


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