New York Designers
Terms and Conditions
hiTechMODA is a Maryland-based Corporation under the parent company of PL Enterprises NYC. The NYFW oriented fashion show is open to all independent fashion designers of any nationality from across the globe. We are one of the top-tier independent fashion show during NYFW.
Designers under the age of 18 applying to show at the hiTechMODA show must have a parent or their legal guardian complete and sign the designer registration documents.
Applications are accepted by all designers in all design areas, such as couture, costume, ready to wear, sustainable, etc.
All designers must be screened by the hiTechMODA Curator whose role is to ensure the designer’s legitimacy and the continuity of their collection on the hiTechMODA runway.
II. HOW TO APPLY
To apply, participants must submit:
Completed Online Application Form
Submit social media or website links, or upload photos of current collection or previous collection.
Video or images need not be of professional quality but should be a fair representation of the applicant’s design abilities, skill, taste, vision, innovation, and style. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the submitted image material(s) represent complete and runway-ready styles.
If approved to participate in the hiTechMODA show, the designer will pay the required Registration Fee (Fees vary based on the show).
III. REGISTRATION AND ASSOCIATED FEES
Designers will be invited to show their collection(s) at one of the exclusive shows and must agree to the associated fee for that specific show. The fashion shows may be combined, e.g., children's fashion with the exception of ReGen and Couture/Red Carpet.
MODA Haute Couture
MODA Runway (Private Shows: Boutique/Organizations/Emerging Designers)
ReGEN Runway (Sustainable Fashion)
MODA Mini (Children's Fashion)
The Registration Fee includes:
The number of looks to be shown will be determined during the approval process
Long Main Runway Stage
Professional photos from house photographer and unedited video of the show
Getty Images and exposure with designer’s name*
Full Backstage Management
Backstage director, assistant dressers, and show director
Full Show Production
Video Wall, Lighting, Audio, and More
Advertising and social media presence
Media Pit (press application required for all photographers and designer invited media)
An exclusive discounted room block
Basic NYC hair/makeup provided by the September 2020 Official NYFW - New York Makeup Academy
Enhanced makeup available*
Your logo on the step-and-repeat
Racks, no hangers
Pre-event press release and regular media blasts
hiTechMODA styling team and back of house coordinator with dressers
Inclusion in the hiTechMODA website (with link to designer’s website) for exposure to press, media, buyers, bloggers, stylists, and influencers
Listing of our event on Fashion Week Online (FWO)
An exclusive article on FWO*
Times Square billboard opportunities*
Publishing in Industry Magazine
*extra cost to the designer
IV. Signature Brand Models
Some designers will bring their own models to the fashion show. This information should be provided and agreed upon at the time of the application. Fashion Week is a very energetic time with all the different activities doing throughout the city. It is important all models are rested, feed, and ready to model for the fashion show.
V. PAYMENT OF FEES
All payments must be made online and in accordance with the payment schedule and terms presented in the Designer's Invitation to show.
All Fees paid are applications and are non-refundable to include any type of chargeback, disputes, claims of false charges, or any type of poor sportsmanship type behavior for any portion of the application fee.
The applicant releases hiTechMODA from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to his/her person, or any other person or property, including personal injury or property damage of any kind to include assistants, brand models, or personnel attached to the designer as a part of the event.
VII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
hiTechMODA assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies or any release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission. hiTechMODA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the competition, or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the administration of the fashion show.
hiTechMODA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, to include show video, music, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, fashion collections.
hiTechMODA is not responsible for any problems, failures, or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing.
hiTechMODA is not responsible for any injury or damage to the entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Competition.
The performance of this Agreement is subject to termination without liability upon the occurrence of any circumstance beyond the control of either party - such as acts of God, war, acts of terrorism, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, or curtailment of transportation facilities - to the extent that such circumstance makes it illegal or impossible for hiTechMODA to provide, or for the designer/models to use the venue or services in this agreement. The ability to terminate this Agreement without liability pursuant to this paragraph is conditioned upon the delivery of a written notice to the other party setting forth the basis for such termination as soon as reasonably practical - but in no event longer than ten (10) days after learning of such basis. Occasionally, events are canceled or postponed by the producer, team, or venue due to conditions out of their control. Should this occur, we will attempt to contact you to inform you and reschedule your showcasing for a future date that will be limited to one show within the next two seasons of hiTechMODA. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed event, please check the event information online or contact us. hiTechMODA is not responsible for any travel cost, including airline, vehicle, bus/train fare or lodging, and other associated travel costs.
hiTechMODA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any applicant, their staff/volunteer and/or model found to be: (a) violating the General Policy and Competition Rules; (b); deceptive in any way, (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general Policy or guidelines of the host venue; and/or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, belittle or harass any other person. The applicate/designer is responsible for an oversight of any staff/model/volunteer they bring into the venue.
Designers, their respective crew, all members accompanying them, their guests, must at all times behave appropriately when taking part in the hiTechMODA show, and any other Policies, Rules, or Regulations in force at the host venue or any other location. hiTechMODA reserves the right to remove from the venue, studio, or other premises or location, any person(s) who break such rules and/or fails to behave appropriately.
NO photography is allowed in the dressing room area at all. Permitted photography will be designated by the Producer, and will not slow down the production of the fashion show.
X. PRIVACY/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By participating, the designer:
Grants to hiTechMODA the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (“Personal Information”) for administering the showcase.
Grants hiTechMODA the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the showcase, in all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation.
hiTechMODA will not sell, distribute or otherwise share personal information with any third-party solicitor or organization, or marketer.
XI. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans, and representations is owned by hiTechMODA and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of hiTechMODA is strictly prohibited.
All Applicants retain all ownership and intellectual rights to all original designs. hiTechMODA show will not have any intellectual rights to any designs submitted.
This is the official hiTechMODA Policy. The Policy and Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over hiTechMODA.
XIII. LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Policy and disclosures or other statements contained in any Fashion show-related materials, including but not limited to the Competition application form, TV, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of this Policy shall prevail, govern and control.
XIV. APPLICANT’S REPRESENTATIONS
By entering the application an applicant represents individually or in case of an ensemble, jointly, that he/she or they have read this and agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth.