VFILES and Depop to Partner on September Show
VFILES Runway in partnership with Depop will bring together two of the most relevant global youth platforms to create an experience during NYFW designed to empower and showcase young talent, and push the boundaries of fashion forward.
Depop, the cult fashion marketplace app known for its network of Gen Z creatives, and VFILES, whose mission is to connect and empower global youth will join forces this season to create the most inspired and original show at NYFW. VFILES and Depop have a shared goal of democratizing fashion and giving a platform to brilliant talent that might not otherwise get their foot in the door.
Runway entries will be open to designers, stylists, models, and photographers onvfiles.com now through midnight on July 21, 2019. Runway winners will be flown to New York City, mentored by both the VFILES and Depop teams as well as the mentor committee throughout the process, and ultimately showcased at VFILES Runway in partnership with Depop.
VFILES Runway in partnership with Depop will kick off NYFW on September 5th, at7pm at Barclays Center.
“VFILES and Depop are natural partners,” said Depop CEO Maria Raga. “We’re excited to be joining forces with a team that shares our commitment to empowering young creatives and showcasing the next generation of fashion talent.”
“When we started VFILES RUNWAY in 2014, ‘internet fashion’, or work by creatives typically seen more in a digital only capacity, was not given its due merit. Since then, in such a short period of time we have proven that their work not only deserves to be seen but is worthy of recognition by the industry as well. We are so excited to partner with Depop to allow our community and event to grow, and be able to provide even more support to what we feel are the next generation of the world’s great designers,” said Julie Anne Quay, founder of VFILES.