If you love fashion, basketball and live in New York City, you probably want to check out the Brooklyn Nets' Fashion Face-Off. The well-known sports team is looking for a talented fashion student in the tri-state area to design costumes for the team’s top tier dance group, the Brooklynettes. “Sophisticated and cutting edge,” the Brooklynettes will wear the winning design on center court at the Barclays Center this upcoming NBA season.
If you thought it couldn’t get better, it does! The top three finalists will also have the opportunity to create a sample of their work with House of Field designer, David Dalrymple, have a fitting with a Brooklynette, and have their designs showcased on the Brooklyn Nets website. If the name David Dalrymple or design group House of Field sounds familiar to you, it should. Dalrymple has worked with an A-list client base, such as Beyoncé, Rhianna and Jennifer Lopez, and House of Field has designed some of the famed outfits on what seems to be every collegiette’s favorite show: Sex in the City. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will also get you a four-week paid internship with Dalrymple, as well as two tickets to a Nets home game, where the winner’s look will be revealed. Did we also mention that this entire process will also be covered via social media?
When creating your designs, make sure that they reflect the Brooklyn Nets' current stars and stripes uniform and draw from previous uniforms, such as the one below. This means that all designs must be in black and white and contain the word “Nets.” All costumes must also contain fabric that is fit for various styles of dance.
In order to enter, all contestants must be at least 18 years of age, a full-time college student enrolled in a fashion program, and live within a 75 mile radius of New York City. If you meet all these requirements, be sure to start on your designs soon! The contest ends on February 6.
Check out more details on the Brooklyn Nets' website! This contest is perfect for all aspiring collegiette fashion designers, and a great way to gain more design experience. If you’re still looking for a summer internship or want to learn from a top tier designer, be sure to apply!
Hope to see your designs soon. Good luck, collegiettes!