The quest for new designer talent continues at Saks Fifth Avenue.
On April 7, Saks will stage its second annual Emerging Designer Showcase at its store at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan.
Saks is currently taking applications from emerging designers to apply to present their women’s ready-to-wear collections in person at the store.
Tracy Margolies, the chief merchant of Saks, said the company is “committed to supporting the industry’s next generation of talent.”
As a result of last year’s Emerging Designer Showcase, Saks picked up two collections, Roberta Einer and Vetta.
To be considered for an appointment with Saks, designers must be rtw focused and must submit digital look books to be reviewed by Saks’ fashion and buying offices. After review, select designers will be invited to present their collections to the Saks team. Eight to 12 product samples are required for review.
Designers must also bring line sheets with wholesale and retail pricing and must be able to fulfill orders and have production and shipping capabilities in place. Designers can bring current and past look books for review in addition to their samples.
In addition, designers must submit their digital look books for review to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
Designers will be notified by March 24 if they have been selected to attend the showcase.