Wednesday, September 9, 2009

USA:Brother joins Bakers Project:Design


Like Bakers Shoes, Brother has an incredible track record of supporting young, independent design talent. We're proud to welcome them as sponsors of Bakers Project:Design! and appreciate their support of our mission to develop and create exposure opportunities for up-and-coming fashion designers. We know the designers participating in the Bakers Project:Design! competition will be excited by their presence at Saint Louis Fashion Week.

In addition to their generous sponsorship of the event, Brother will award the Bakers Project:Design! grand-prize winner with the Project Runway Limited Edition LB6770 PRW computerized sewing and embroidery machine with the limited edition Project Runway tote.

“Through our involvement with Project Runway, Brother has brought sewing back into fashion as an exciting way to express creativity,” says Dean F. Shulman, senior vice president of Brother International Corporation and head of the company’s home appliance division. “Brother is happy to be the exclusive sewing machine sponsor of Saint Louis Fashion Week and is pleased to be involved in Bakers Project: Design! It is these inspiring events that prove that sewing isn’t a dusty, old hobby. We’ve given it a much-needed вЂmakeover,’ and now it’s appealing to all ages,” he explained.

Bakers Project: Design!
Click + Upload + Compete + Win!
Bakers Shoes and Saint Louis Fashion Week created Project: Design! to find the best new fashion design talent and provide a high-profile launching pad for their careers. Aspiring designers compete for a $30,000 prize package by uploading 5-12 images of their best looks and encouraging their friends, family and fans to vote online at The 6 designers with the most votes will be invited to show on the runway at Saint Louis Fashion Week on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, where the panel of judges, led by Project Runway's Jillian Lewis, will select one top winner.

Date: Wednesday, October 14
Location: LumiГЁre Place Casino & Hotels

The top 6 Project:Design! finalists compete for the $30,000 grand prize package on the runway at Saint Louis Fashion Week. Project Runway's Jillian Lewis leads a panel of judges to select the top designer. 

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