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Call for Designers: Gilded Summer, the 13th Annual West Eighteenth Street Fashion Show

It’s that time of year again!Today, after months of anticipation, we’re so excited to share  the theme and date for the 13th annual West Eighteenth Street Fashion show: Gilded Summer, happening June 8, 2013.

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The theme, Gilded Summer, is based on the Gilded Age in U.S. American history, and this theme will serve as artistic inspiration for the original designs that will be debuted on the runway. Eighteen designers will be hand-picked from the large pool of applicants to present an original collection.

The producers of the West Eighteenth Street Fashion Show encourage interested designers to give this theme a modern meaning. In recent decades we are said to be living in our own “Gilded Age”. We are looking for designers that can reveal some simple truth about our troubled yet beguiling time.

Designer applications will be accepted through Monday, March 18, 2013. Application instructions can be found on our website: www.westeighteenthstreet.com.The West 18th Street Fashion Show will be held outside at dusk on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in the Crossroads Arts District on West 18th Street between Baltimore and Wyandotte. The event is free and open to the public, with a limited number of ticketed runway seats available for purchase beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013.The West 18th Street Fashion Show is hosted by the merchants of West 18th Street and Birdies. If you have additional questions, please email us at 18thstreetfashionshow@gmail.com.

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