the event

Designers will be given 48-hours to create one look telling the story of the Washington Avenue Garment District through time. The four-event series will each encapsulate a theme to include:

May 9th - The Garment District Past

July 18th - The Garment District Present

September 12 - The Garment District Future

November 9 – FINAL COMPETITION (Located at The Last Hotel)

The 1st Challenge: May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30PM to 9:00PM at the Saint Louis Fashion Fund (1533 Washington Avenue).

A VIP reception from 5:30-6:30 will be hosted by Stevens Institute of Business and Arts prior to each competition. SIBA is located next door to SLFF.

The first group of designers in this year’s competition are:

● Barbara Bultman

● Daniel Reyes

● Michael Shead

Pricing: Limited VIP - $50; General Audience - $25

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Prizes will include residency for a year at The Fashion Lab, prizes from The Last Hotel and more!


A percentage of the proceeds will benefit educational programing at The Saint Louis Fashion Fund.

The Saint Louis Fashion is a non-profit organization that supports emerging designers and fashion businesses, offers fashion education and outreach as well as fosters economic development in downtown St. Louis. The Fund is located at 1533 Washington Avenue in the heart of the historic downtown Garment District, which in its heyday was second only to New York as a center of fashion. For more information: or 314.400.9300.