Fashion Prize 2022 announces finalists

The Louisiana Fashion Prize announced the top five designers who will be competing at this year’s Prize Fest during a live presentation at Great Raft Brewery on August. Hopeful designers, fashionistas, and lovers of the Prize were in attendance to watch and hear the big reveal. These designers will have the opportunity to share their collections during a live runway competition in which the grand prize winner will walk away with a $5000 cash prize. This year’s finals will feature the first-ever Fashion Prize brunch and will be held at The Phoenix Underground.

“We can’t wait to put a spotlight on these independent designers from all over the country,” said Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the Prize Foundation. “This showcase of talent is going to be featured at Fashion Prize, one of the best parties and showcases at Prize Fest. Get ready, because no one puts on a fashion party like Katy and Team Fashion Prize.”

In order to be considered for the finals, competing designers had to submit their collections for professional critique. The final collections were then submitted to a selection committee of industry professionals who voted for their top five designers who will go on to compete this October. The designers will be judged on their creativity, design, resourcefulness, presentation and mastery of their craft.

“I’m super excited to share the collections of these diverse designers on our catwalk for 2022,” said Katy Larsen, Associate Director of Fashion Prize. “These unique looks stretch the gamut of fashion and will wow the audience in October.

Fashion Prize will be held during the first weekend of Prize Fest 2022 on Sunday, October 16. There, designers will present their collections to a panel of nationally-recognized judges from the fashion industry during a live runway show. There will also be a capsule out-of-competition collection featuring looks from last year’s Fashion Prize winner, Jessica Hall. Brunch will be served, and mimosas will be flowing during this unique event. VIP experiences will also be available for purchase.

To learn more about the 2022 Fashion Prize finalists and to purchase tickets for the event, visit

Fashion Prize 2022 Finalists:

New Orleans, LA

Amy Treme Designs
Shreveport, LA

Real Gunkie
Terrytown, LA

Donna Strebeck
Haughton, LA

Darien O’Neal Designs
Mardela Spring, MD

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