The Next Now Competition is returning for its second edition. Ylang 23, the Dallas-based designer jewelry retailer, in collaboration with New York-based fashion incubator TrendSeeder, will hold the event at the Tumblr headquarters at 35 East 21st Street in New York on April 26.
Up to 30 designers will have the opportunity to present a range of their collections to the panel of judges who will choose one winner. The competition will be judged by industry executives such as Marina Larroudé, fashion director at Barneys New York; Melissa Joy Manning, founder of Melissa Joy Manning; Avani Patel, founder and chief executive officer of TrendSeeder; David Rees, founder of Ten Thousand Things; Sapna Shah, founder of Red Giraffe Advisors;Ylang 23's founder Joanne Teichman; Sam Broekema, accessories director of InStyle, and Gabrielle De Papp, brand consultant.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"