Brad Smith @RealBradSmith, a Men’s Health magazine contributor, announces its call for entries for the emerging designer competition #designforbradsmith
Brad Smith officially starts accepting submissions for “Design for Brad Smith”, a one-of-a-kind fashion design competition for emerging U.S. fashion designers.
Design For Brad Smith is an innovative, life-changing, nationwide competition to discover the next up & coming fashion designer, in addition to creating opportunities, using its established network to further the new designer’s media exposure and assist with introductions in the fashion industry. “I’d tell the participants to keep it simple,” he says. “I like clean, classic lines, with a bit of an edge. Someone took a chance with me and I always want to pay it forward,” says Smith about launching this competition.
Submission Process and Timeline
The competition runs from Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m. EST to Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST. To enter, applicants are required to “Like” Brad Smith’s Fan Page use pre-selected swatches from Mood Fabrics as inspiration while sketching and complete the submission process. For official rules and guidelines go to http://www.designforbradsmith.com.
Grand Prize Package
The prize package gives the winning designer a broad, well-rounded opportunity to learn from fashion industry professionals and garner significant exposure in the process. The total package value is worth $20,000 and includes the following and more.
o An exclusive (1) one-month internship with Intricate Concepts Inc. in Manhattan and a chance to score a manufacturing deal with Intricate Concepts Inc.
o One-year brand management representation with Destined for Success Management (D4SM)
o Exclusive six-month fashion branding representation with The Lane Style House
o All expenses paid trip to NYC, with 2-nights accommodations and ground transportation
o A judging panel of fashion industry notables including Brian Boye, Executive Fashion Director, Men’s Health; George Robles, Creative Director for Trukfit Experience, Eman Awuro, Fashion/Creative Director Fourfront1602, Rita Kahn, CEO, Fashion TV; and Jacqueline Quinn, Couture Designer
o Professional patterning and production of the winning design
o A fashionable afternoon with Brad Smith at a Mercedes-Benz fashion week show (Lincoln Center) plus a walk on the Red Carpet with Brad wearing your design
o Your design photographed on Brad for editorial in Traffic Magazine
ABOUT BRAD SMITH
Drafted as a Wide Receiver/Quarterback, Brad proved to be a versatile and valuable member of the New York Jets organization, making plays not only in those positions, but also as a running back and on special teams. During his rookie year, he was awarded the Jets’ Kyle Clifton Good Guy Award for his consistent cooperation and professionalism in dealing with various team departments. In December 2009, he returned a kickoff for a 106-yard touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts, completing the longest kickoff return in NY Jets history and tying for the second longest kickoff return in NFL history. In 2011 after the NFL lockout, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent and earned most of his playtime in wildcat formations. To date, Smith is the only NFL player in history to score touchdowns on kickoff return (three times), reception (twice), rush (twice), blocked punt (once) and also threw a touchdown pass. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife, Rosalynn and their son, Bradley Alexander Smith, Jr. and empowering inner city youth through his foundation and now making a place for himself in fashion.
Join the conversation about @RealBradSmith on Twitter using hashtag #designforbradsmith
ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH
Men’s Health is the number one source of information for and about men. It’s the brand for active, successful, professional men who want greater control over their physical, mental and emotional lives. We give men the tools they need to make their lives better through in-depth reporting covering everything from fashion and grooming to health and nutrition as well as cutting-edge gear, the latest entertainment, timely features and more.
ABOUT INTRICATE CONCEPTS
At Intricate Concepts, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by designing outside the box followed by our expertise in technical execution and knowledge of manufacturing. Our purpose is to satisfy the client’s needs with the best possible solution, therefore generating the best margins. Intricate Concepts has grossed hundreds of millions of dollars annually for their clientele from behind the scenes. We understand placement in today’s market by filling in niches and current trends. Founded in 2001 by Raymond Wong and Joseph Mbeh, Intricate Concepts caters to many international and local brands, from big to small. We specialize in apparel design, manufacturing, fashion packaging, corporate branding, print, and web design. Intricate Concepts strives to remain dominant as the premiere design firm and production powerhouse for the industry. Dedicated to providing creative design and manufacturing solutions to retailers and wholesalers.
ABOUT JEN ABRAMS STYLE (Celebrity Gifting Suite)
Jen Abrams has become one of the industry’s foremost authorities on all things stylish. She has created a multi-faceted career from covering Fashion Week for various outlets, styling editorial photo shoots and consulting with emerging brands and more. Jen’s vast knowledge of the industry has made her one of the most sought after talents. With an MBA in Marketing, she has worked for legendary designers such as Calvin Klein and has a thorough knowledge of the business side of the fashion and beauty industry. As the Fashion Production Supervisor for the multinational corporation, QVC, she worked with fashion icons ranging from Rachel Zoe to Isaac Mizrahi to the Kardashians. As a magazine Lifestyle Editor and Fashion Stylist, Jen has styled professional athletes, TV personalities, celebrities, business executives and high proﬁle socialites for both fashion spreads and feature editorials. Jen was also the contributing Fashion Editor for London-based magazine, Fashion Salade and continues to write for various fashion publications. Most recently People Stylewatch named Jen their On Campus Celebrity Stylist where Jen spoke to college students about trends, dressing for success and style on a budget.
ABOUT DESTINED FOR SUCCESS MANAGEMENT (D4SM)
In today’s sports and entertainment world, athletes have become a very marketable commodity. Their lives—both on and off the playing field—are incorporated into various media. As professional athletes excel in their careers there is a need for personal attention and expertise in order to develop his or herself as either a brand or a business. Destined for Success Management, LLC is a full-service sports public relations, brand marketing, management and consulting firm that offers personalized attention to each client and provide the necessary expertise and medium for advancement pre and post career.