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Enter to have your design worn by a musician performing at one of the largest music events in the United States!

BurdaStyle has teamed up with Style X to offer this fantastic design challenge opportunity to you, sponsored by BERNINA. Making it’s sophomore debut at this year’s SXSW Music festival, Style X is a premier fashion showcase, featuring emerging talent in the fashion and accessories industries, and attracting approximately 15,000 shoppers. The 2012 event will take place on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at the Austin Convention Center.

Check out highlights from the 2011 show:

StyleX 2011 Highlights from styleX on Vimeo.

To enter, BurdaStyle members must post one fashion sketch and one mood board as a project, detailing their dream rock star fashion look. At least one of each image must be posted within your final project upload on BurdaStyle.com. Please note that the title must include the word “Style X” in its title.

[Update 1/20/2012] – For help on how to upload a project, please go here.

All submissions must be uploaded by February 7 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 5-10 sketches will be chosen by BurdaStyle, BERNINA and Style X.

[Updated 1/30/2012] – In the week of February 13th, we will announce and contact 5 winners. Each winning designer will then be given the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind look for a well-known musician featured at SXSW Music! Each winner will be responsible for sourcing their fabric and notions.

The winning looks will be featured on the Style X runway, and editorial coverage on the BurdaStyle blog.

This is an incredible opportunity for new and emerging designers to have their creations seen in front of large audience of industry leaders, and have their garments worn by a true rockstar!

Please see here for the rest of the official rules. Good Luck!


  • Me_large

    Jan 19, 2012, 11.28 AMby jessdunstan

    Is this open for international members?

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    • Edphoto1_large

      Jan 19, 2012, 02.48 PMby floreedith

      i read the rules and there is no mention of any exclusions for international members. You just have to be a BurdaStyle member.

    • David_headshot_large

      Jan 19, 2012, 06.27 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Jess,

      Yes, this contest is open for international members, as well.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 08.21 AMby mixtlii

    Seems fun… But what kind of rockstar are we talking about? Is it supposed to be a “rock’n’roll design” ? And for the winners, how long will they have to make the garment? And what size? For a man or a woman? And what about shoes and accessorizes?

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    • Edphoto1_large

      Jan 19, 2012, 02.48 PMby floreedith

      you do not make the garment you need to sketch it only

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      Jan 30, 2012, 04.24 AMby mlssfshn

      You will be required. To make the garment to fit the musician if choosen.

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