AAF Design Scholarships

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The AAF Scholarship will provide resources to supplement 3 fashion designers and entrepreneurs with all the necessary key tools to launch their brand including office space, access to the sourcing library and machines, as well as guidance from industry leaders along the way.

• 6 months of private office and work space with all utilities included
• Onsite guidance from industry leaders
• Unlimited access to all machines in the makers space during building hours
• Unlimited access to the sourcing library during building hours
• Limited access to photography, video and sound studios
• Upgraded directory listing on LabelHorde
• Runway show featuring scholarship winners (includes event space, runway, chairs, lighting, sound, coordinator, marketing, photos/video)
• Over $9000 value

Designers/brand owners should willing to commit at least 20+ hours a week during normal business hours to running their fashion brand at FABRIC.A commitment to grow your brand during the course of the program so it can be measured for economic impact for the city of Tempe. Designers/brand owners are expected to develop marketable products (at least 3 ready-to-manufacture pieces that have been developed with tech packs) to be shown on a runway at the end of the scholarship program.Attend all mandatory meetings and events listed below.Parking is not provided.Building access is limited to regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

February 12, 2018 (midnight) Application Deadline
February 16, 2018 12 Finalists Chosen (Will be contacted by email. If chosen, finalists are required to come in for interview on Feb 19)
February 19, 2018 Interviews with 12 Finalists (Finalists required to attend)
February 26, 2018 3 Winners Announced
March 5, 2018 3 Winners Move In (Required to move in on this day)
March 12, 2018 Orientation
September 15, 2018 Tentative Fashion Show
September 21, 2018 Exit Interview
September 30, 2018 Move Out (Required to move out on this day, which includes removal of all personal property, return of keys and vacating private office and work space after returning those spaces to the condition at Move In)

Congratulations 2017 Winners:
OxDx, Marauders World Wide, Briabay

Special thanks to local business partners helping to make this pilot program a possibility for local fashion designers!


Arizona Fashion Source 

The Fabric Store 

Arizona Artisans Collective 

Superstar Entertainment

E's Underground Hair Layer