for Ankara Fest 2017
AFLA invites designers to submit an application to be featured in Ankara Fest LA 2017, September 1-4. Finalists will be notified and required to submit any Designer and Vending fees within 30 days of acceptance.
Eligibility: All African and African inspired designers are open to apply for Ankara Festival 2017 taking place in Downtown Los Angeles, California the weekend of September 1-4, 2017. Participation on September 1-2 are REQUIRED. However, September 3rd is optional, but highly recommended.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by June 30th 2017. Submissions received after the postmarked date will be returned along with the application fee.
● All designers must acknowledge that they have fully read and understood the instructions for submission by checking the box at the bottom of the submission form.
● Applicants must submit samples of their work with the online application form by providing a website address, social media platforms and uploading images. (Colored photos are highly advised. Remember this is your chance to showcase your designs.)
● Upon receipt of all applications, the Ankara Festival design producers will review applications and based on an approved set of criteria, designers will receive an overall ranking. The criteria are but not limited to: creativity, innovation, marketability, construction and quality.
● If selected, each designer is allowed only ONE personal assistant.
Fees: A $600 application fee will be required by the SELECTED applicants. Each chosen designer will be given until July 31st to make the payment of $600 to complete the production costs (including but not limited to models, hair & make-up, photography and promo video services, buyer meet & greet).
Designers will be responsible for their own housing accommodations, transportation and food while in Los Angeles. Suggested hotel accommodations will be provided to the selected designers.
(Payments are to be made via PayPal, money order, cashier’s checks, or direct deposit into Ankara Fest LA BOA acct. NO cash accepted. A receipt of the application fee will be provided along with your response notice.)
Brief Overview of Ankara Fest LA 2017 Schedule:
Friday, September 1st
Fittings (All designers must be present by 5:00 pm)
Designer Meet and Greet
Ankara Festival 2017 Welcome Party
Saturday September 2nd
Set Up at Venue
Red Carpet Reception
Runway Show and Music Concert
Sunday, September 3rd
AFLA 2017 Day Party and African Marketplace (Pop-Up Shop)
(Participation as a vendor at the Pop-Up Shop requires an additional fee)