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Indiana Fashion Week kicks off with the two-day, Project Runway style INDFW Youth Designer Challenge. In partnership with Salvation Army and Stitchworks, the challenge features eight (8) high school students who aspire to be a part of the fashion industry. The Twist? These students have little-to-no experience designing. On day two, the selected youth will visit Stitchworks. The youth designers  are partnered with mentors and given 7 hours to create their looks, which will be exhibited during the finale runway show.


The students will go behind the scenes of a runway show and work in specific areas of interest, prep for their segment and then model down the runway in their created garment or they can opt for a model to wear their designs. This is a long day, but fun and insightful.





August 21st

Salvation Army




August 22nd

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Before you apply...

  • Review ALL information on this page before submitting the application.

  • Applicants have the option of uploading examples of their creative work in PDF format.

  • If selected to participate, the program has a fee TBA (no more than $200). In most cases, there are scholarships available for participants, you will be notified of this if there are any.

  • This application closes on July 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EST and selected participants will be notified by July 19th, 2023.

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