Macy's and the NL East Champion Phillies are teaming up to discover the next MVP of fashion design with the announcement of the "Macy's Phillies Ballgirls Uniform Design Challenge."
The unique challenge invites all aspiring fashion designers to submit a completed application by Saturday, February 19, 2011. Among the entrants, 15 designers will be chosen to showcase their creation during a live fashion runway show at the Macy's Center City store, on Thursday, March 31st. At the runway event, Phillies Ballgirls will model the uniforms and celebrity judges (TBA) will select a winner based on the uniform's creativity, functionality, quality and style.
The winning uniform design will be worn by the Phillies Ballgirls at select off-field community appearances during the 2011 season.
"We are so pleased to be partnering with the Phillies for this exciting fashion contest," said Nicole Fischelis, Macy's group vice president/fashion director. "Fashion designers are an integral part of the Macy's team, and it is our hope that this unique challenge will inspire designers in the Philadelphia area to take a swing at creating stylish apparel hits for the Phillies Ballgirls."
"Our ballgirls represent the Phillies both on and off the field for the entire season," said Michele DeVicaris, Manager, Phillies Ballgirls. "And now, thanks to a unique partnership with Macy's, this competition will also give the ballgirls a chance to represent one of our fashion-designing fans that have a keen eye for what's fresh and fashionable."
The Macy's Phillies Ballgirls Uniform Design Challenge is open to amateur designers, as well as fashion and design students. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in Delaware, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
All entrants must submit an application, work portfolio with design samples, and a three to five minute DVD/personal video explaining their vision of the new Phillies Ballgirl uniform. Application instructions as well as official rules are located at phillies.com. Deadline to receive all entry material is Saturday, February 19, 2011.