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Design with Hemp Fabric for the chance to win $1000

and be featured in Sophisticated Living Magazine!

 Details bellow.

Designer Application is now open  through Nov 30, 2019

Future of Fashion Show, March 13-14, 2020

The Thoroughbred Center, Stableview.

3380 Paris Pike Lexington, KY 40511

Application fee $25 per application

Application process details

1-Featured Designer: Selected designers have the opportunity to showcase up to 10 looks. There will be a fee of $10 per look, minimum 5 looks should be shown. Show dates March 13 or 14, 2020. Application deadline for this category is now closed!

2-Sale- your work at the FOF2020 Pop Up Shop. Clothing designers, accessory designers, tesxtile and fiber artists can now register to sale their work at the FOF2020 Pop Up Shop. The FOF2020 Pop up Shop will be open on Friday March 13 from 6:30 to 10:pm and on March 14th from 11:00am-4:00pm and 6:30pm-10pm. Registration fee is $25. Your work would need to be delivered not later than March 1st, 2020. Every item would need to be labeled and priced. In order to accommodate as many designers/artists as possible, there will be a limited amount of pieces that can be displayed at once. You'll get more detailed instructions for delivery and pick up closer to the event date.

This will include all selected featured designers.

3-Sarah Jane Estes Sustainable design Competition: Design two looks, 1 ready to wear and 1 avant-garde version of it. At least 60% of the material used for your designs should be hemp. Top price $1000, a feature on Sophisticated Living Magazine and an award designed and handmade by artist Kiptoo Tarus. 

There is an a non-refundable application fee of $25. High School and College students can apply free by using the promo code FOF2020SA. There will be a fee of $10 per look ($20 total) for selected designers on this category. Show date March 14, 2020

Models will be provided. Hair and makeup will be provided by future professionals at Paul Mitchell School Lexington.

More details about this competition are available HERE


-Selected Featured designers would need to attend the model casting call on November 17, 2019. The model casting call will be held from 2-4pm at Paul Mitchell the School of Lexington, 3644 Boston Road Lexington, KY 40514.

-All designers who apply, even if not selected, will be offered an one day pass to the FOF2020. Non-transferable. RSVP, two weeks previous to the event is required. 

-Selected designers will be offered a coupon code to promote ticket sales. A percentage from tickets sold by each participating designer will go to them.

-A team of professional photographers, under the leadership of Tatiana Aristazabal, will be documenting the event.

-A coffee table book of this event is being created by published author, fashion and textile designer, Laverne Zabielskie.  

Our main goal is to support, empower and elevate each individual involved in this project. 

Any questions or comments please email at

Future of Fashion 2020 is organized and produced by Soreyda Benedit Begley, S. Benedit Productions with the support of community members and private business. Info at 

Before starting your online application, please have your Bio and 3 images of samples of your work ready. You can send photos of sketches, clothes on dress form or models. Photos have to be smaller than 10MB and have to be labeled like this: first initial, last name word photo and #. Example Jenny Allen sample 1 will be  "jallenphoto1".  Also have links to your website and  at least one social media handle.

Designer Online application available HERE

S. Benedit by Soreyda               859-576-0924