Thursday, 29 October 2009

Next Generation

Next has announced they are staging two fantastic fashion competitions for aspiring models and designers.

Next Generation is seeking four - to seven-year-old models to showcase their Spring/Summer 2010 collection in Next Directory. As well as starring in a fashion photo shoot, winners will also receive representation from children's modelling agency Urban Angels and a shopping spree at Next.
Meanwhile, young designers up to the age of 16 are also being invited to design a T-shirt, with winning designs being manufactured and sold at Next and profits donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for sick children.

Next Generation launches on Facebook November 4 - to enter, log in here. From this date onwards, parents and guardians can upload photos and family and friends can vote. Voting closes on November 25 and the top 100 entrants in the modelling competition and the top 50 T-shirt designers will be invited to the grand final party in the Deer Park at Woburn Abbey Safari Park on December 21. The party will include dance workshops hosted by Britain's Got Talent finalists Flawless, while Urban Angels will be on hand to provide modelling advice and contestants will also receive professional photographs to take home.

Meanwhile, the Junior team attended the launch of Next's Spring/Summer '10 collection. A traditional English country theme was prominent for boys as plaid shirts and waistcoats featured strongly, while there was a feast of festival-inspired pieces for girls, such as floral skirts, animal-print maxi dresses and brightly coloured playsuits.