Open Submissions

Gen Art is accepting applications for the Los Angeles return of its legacy competition, Fresh Faces in Fashion. Fresh Faces is known in the industry as an impetus for young designers, and in this new phase Gen Art plans to shift the focus offering new opportunities and putting a focus on regional talent for the Los Angeles competition.

Gen Art is looking for 2016 collections from womenswear and menswear designers in the following categories that embody the West Coast lifestyle including:

The details


The event will take place on August 4th, 2016 at WILLOW STUDIOS,
Gen Art’s new collaborative partner, in downtown LA’s Arts District.
The city’s raw and eclectic neighborhood is home to many new fashion showrooms and young artists alike.

Submission Process & Timeline

To submit your application by Friday, July 15th,
please send an email to providing the following materials:

  • Current Lookbook
  • Current Linesheet
  • Link to website
  • Address of operations/full contact information
  • Short statement on why you want to be a Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion (400 words or less)
  • Bio/Resume (no more than one page)
  • Social media handles (both personal and brand)


Gen Art will select twenty designers for the selection committee to review and narrow down to 5 finalists


Gen Art will announce the five selected designers


LA Fashion Week runway show live streamed globally

One winner will receive the opportunity to show their ss’17 collection on the runway at gen art’s fresh faces in fashion show during new york fashion week, along with the chance to enter into the gen art accelerator program.