2013 Texas Next Top Designer Winner
We're very proud to crown Lucy Dang as our TEXAS NEXT TOP DESIGNER!
The Search for Texas’ Next Top Designer competition began in the Fall, 2006 with a call for entries throughout Texas and resulted in applications from more than 100 talented designers. A group of 20 finalists was selected for the final evaluation and Abi Ferrin was selected as the recipient of the first award. Since that first award, the organization has been proud to review the work of some of Texas' most talented designers.
Texas’ Next Top Designer, Inc. accepts applications once per year. Click here to review our guidelines, sample application and sample business plan template.
The Texas’ Next Top Designer award includes a financial reimbursement grant and in-kind support for business development. Assistance may include subsidized work and showroom space, collateral production, advertising, financial planning, targeted fast-track business assistance, and networking with Texas based industry leaders.
Texas’ Next Top Designer, Inc. understands that selected designers will have varying priorities and needs as they launch their businesses. The organization strives to provide grants and in-kind support tailored to specific needs. Additionally, professional mentoring that develops business acumen and skills is offered as needed. The organization’s intent is to provide relevant support that helps selected winners develop successful small businesses in the fashion and design industries.
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