Designer Contest Requirements

The Next "Top" HBCU Designer Contest Requirements

HBCUGO has partnered with top fashion brand, ADORE ME, to discover THE NEXT TOP HBCU FASHION DESIGNER! That’s right, we’re giving away a TOP PRIZE OF $1500., ADORE ME GIFT BOXES UP TO $1000, and, get this: a VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP WITH A TOP NEW YORK FASHION DESIGNER! Runner ups 2nd & 3rd prize receive $500. Adore Me Gift cards!

Okay, ‘nuff talk! Here’s how you HBCU students can sign up right now and here are the contest requirements!  Register here Starting April 30th, 12 noon.


1. Contest Requirements & Entry Form

Your name, school and graduation date will be filled out at registration.  The other details can be filled in later in your designer profile.

2. Personal Essay (one page typed) explaining who you are as a designer and how you have taken the overarching theme into consideration for your collection. Include one or two long-term goals and explain why each is important to you.

A. Mood Board

B. Fabric Page

C. 5 Look collection

Technical flats of 3 of the looks, including the final garment you intend to make if chosen as a final contestant


As consumers become more conscious about the impact of their clothing on the planet, they are becoming more demanding to get more out of their clothing. The contestant should focus on styles with modular appeal  to encourage longevity and wear beyond the beach. Multi-functional designs are key. Think 'swim to gym' or 'swimtimates' or swimwear that can double for a trip to the bar – hard-working pieces that can be worn for leisure, active or lingerie. Ensure styles are well made, with sustainability and longevity in mind. This encourages cross-seasonal wear and multi-occasion styling, with cover-ups and resort styles that are perfect for layering and wearing beyond the beach.

Sign Up TODAY, because HBCUGO, ADORE ME, & THE SUITE SPOT are all looking for YOU, THE NEXT TOP HBCU FASHION DESIGNER!  Register here







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