Your Style. Your Creation.
Discover our ground-breaking competition for aspiring teen designers.
In each season of FashioNext, teams from local schools and community organizations participate in a three-month competition. Their challenge: create a garment inspired by the Museum’s world-renowned costume collection and use provided materials and embellishments in the final look.
With the guidance of a mentor from the fashion community, teams participate in an online community and meet deadlines throughout the process, including developing biographies, writing inspiration essays, interviewing their mentors, creating visual representations of their work, and designing a garment. The competition culminates with a finale event, which showcases the final looks, announces the judges’ awards, and includes live voting for a people’s choice award. Winning garments go on display at the Museum.
FashioNext teens have met these challenges head-on, creating powerful, bold, and expressive fashion. Delve into the 2017 FashioNext competition.