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Belk is looking for fashion designers

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Belk is once again putting out a call for fashion designers who have a connection to the South for its fifth annual Southern Designer Showcase.

Designers of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories will have an opportunity for their collections to be featured among Belk’s existing brands.

“We are looking for designers who truly understand Modern. Southern. Style. and can make it come to life in their designs,” said Cynthia Washburn-Nester, Belk's vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction. “We are proud that every year our Southern Designer Showcase gives a new group of emerging fashion designers the opportunity to design collections that our Belk customers can embrace.”

Designers must be 18 or older and live in the South or have a strong connection to the region. And, yes, Oklahoma is considered the South. A group of finalists will be selected by May 15 and invited to present their designs at Belk headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., on June 29.

The 2017 Southern Design Showcase winners will be announced immediately following the finalists’ presentations on June 29. Along with a cash prize, they will have their collection sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com in spring 2018.

Applications can be submitted at belk.com/southerndesigner through April 30.

Linda Miller

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