Hi all, it's Sefie - the
kind of replacement
FRUiTS lackey for the Melbourne Anime Festival (Manifest) 2010!
We're looking for designers, preferably established ones, who would be interested in being featured at the FRUiTs event on Friday 20th August
afternoon (most likely around 3-5pm).
Not just your normal entrants, we want people who are willing to talk about their experiences in the J-fashion community, industry and/or blogosphere while being on stage in front of several (maybe a hundred?) screaming fans. So if you run a Jfashion-related blog, Etsy shop, or are a big fan of someone who does (and would be able to attend Manifest), then I want to hear from you!
This is not to replace the FRUiTS fashion parade, but to enhance it! We want people with a eye for design to talk about their impressions of their fashion scene and the entrants, and to make the experience something more entertaining and maybe even educational for the audience. If you are also interested in being a "judge" (as such - who are we to judge someone's fashion choices, am I right?), then please contact me as well.
We will be able to grant panellist's passes (Friday only) to designers who wouldn't normally be coming to Manifest, but unfortunately cannot cover any other travelling costs. There will be a screening process - basically so we are satisfied that you are who you say you are, and that you know more than "herp derp I saw something on teh googlez".
Registration for the FRUiTS fashion parade will be open soon, so if you have any questions about that, please ask!Also cross-posted to oz_lolita