For young designers looking to be noticed, there are few opportunities more impactful than New York Fashion Week’s VFILES Runway, garnering the attention of massive names in fashion. The winners, being given the opportunity to showcase their own creations and style, have gone on to represent huge fashion brands and dress some of the hottest celebrities in the world today.
The group of mentors chosen to advise these lucky up-and-coming names in fashion are highlighted by 90’s supermodel Naomi Campbell and Atlanta rapper Young Thug, as well as returning Mel Ottenberg, stylist for Rihanna and fashion director of 032c, makeup legend Pat McGrath and Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo.
On top of sharing their fashion knowledge, mentors are expected to give winners advise on every aspect of their total presentation ranging from the models, photographers, stylists and makeup. Acting as a pre-show one day before New York Fashion Week, VFILES Runway enters it’s seventh season when the event kicks of September 7th.