As MAFA 2017 conference participants expressed overwhelming support for continuing the Fashion Show and Exhibit in 2019, we’re planning an even better Spotlight on Fashion in 2019!

The Fashion Exhibit will feature garments and accessories created by conference attendees. Open all day Friday and Saturday of the conference, the exhibit will enable conference participants to study the works up close. A representative selection of the entries will be featured in Opening Night’s Fashion Show.

We hope this opportunity will inspire you to apply your creativity and fiber arts skills in producing handmade fashion such as garments, ensembles or accessories.

Submission Guidelines:

Workshop participants are invited to submit original wearables. Consider choosing an item related to the 2019 Conference theme: United in Fiber.

The deadline for submission is midnight, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Items selected for the Fashion Show will be selected and owners notified by early June.

Any textile or fiber art technique may be used in the creation of garments. Hand-processed techniques can include, but are not limited to, weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, felting, printing, stamping, painting, sewing, draping, stitching, tailoring, and pattern making.

Each registered workshop attendee may submit one item, which has been completed within the past two years, that is, since the last MAFA conference held in July, 2017. All submissions will be included in the Fashion Exhibit.

Garments for all body shapes, sizes, age and gender are eligible. If your entry is selected for the Fashion Show, you are responsible for modeling your garment—either yourself or finding someone to model it for you.

There is no entry fee.

Check back. The online Entry Form will be available soon.

Questions? Check out the FAQs here or contact the Fashion Show Coordinator at fashion.show@mafafiber.org.