Skintimate is pairing with Mara Hoffman in a search for the next generation in female designers, with their 2nd Skintimate Studios Ready for Everything Fashion Design Contest. Contest is open from February 9 – March 23rd 2011. You must be 18 or older to enter the contest to win the 2-week internship, however girls age 13 and up can still enter for a chance to win a Hoffman scarf and a trip (with a chaperone) to Miami for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Show in July.
From February 9th to March 23rd, aspiring designers will visit http://www.skintimatestudios.com and enter for a chance to win a two week internship with Hoffman helping her team prepare for her 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show. Contestants will upload a female dress design that conveys the theme “Ready for Everything.” In addition to the design, girls will need to answer two questions: Explain details of your design and why it represents the theme “Ready for Everything,” and share what unique qualities you posses and bring to the fashion world. Designs and essays will be judged for both versatility and original creative expression.
Skintimate, along with Hoffman, will select ten final designs which will be announced online April 21st. The finalists’ designs will premier on the Skintimate Studios website from April 21st through May 18th allowing America to cast their vote for their favorite. The winning designer will be announced online May 25th and will be given the chance to spend two weeks with Hoffman and her team in New York and Miami as she debuts her line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show in Miami. The nine other finalists will receive a deluxe fashion prize pack filled with must-have items to help kick start their fashion careers.