Designer Search to Kick-Off The Forum Shops Fashion’s Night Out Festivities
Las Vegas’ Premier Retail Destination Joins Global Celebration of Shopping
LAS VEGAS (2011) – This year, The Forum Shops at Caesars promises to make Fashion’s Night Outspecial for one lucky aspiring fashion designer from Southern Nevada.  In conjunction with the yearly event taking place on September 8, 2011, The Forum Shops at Caesars is launching an online search campaign on July 18, 2011 to discover what could become tomorrow’s next big fashion icon.
Partnering with The Art Institute of Las VegasThe Forum Shops will host the search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer which will officially kick-off on July 18th (general information for the contest will be posted as of July 14, 2011).  Interested designers can apply exclusively at the Forum Shops Facebook page: (
The application will allow for the aspiring designers to share their story, as well as upload a video and/or photos which they can use to vie for the top spot. After initial submissions, the field will be paired down to a Top 10, and Top 3; there will be a public voting period during the first phase.  Whether designing couture or denim, sportswear or retro-tees, all designers are encouraged to apply (rules and criteria will be available on application).
“The Fashion’s Night Out concept is so brilliant,” notes Maureen Crampton, director of marketing for The Forum Shops. “Last year was the inaugural year here in Las Vegas, and this year, we wanted to celebrate the concept by giving an aspiring designer the opportunity to showcase their work and be part of a national celebration.  If you look at the amazing shops and fashion designers that call The Forum Shops at Caesars home, it is important to remember that each of these world-renown names began with just their passion, creativity and true dedication to fashion.”
Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars, is participating in this year’s global celebration of shopping with Fashion’s Night Out festivities beginning Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.  The stage is set for a night full of excitement, amazing fashion shows, one-of-a-kind in store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways, food, Las Vegas celebrities and entertainers – all at Las Vegas’ premiere retail destination, The Forum Shops.The winner, along with select runners-up will be featured in an exciting fashion show and have their work highlighted inside the world-renowned shopping destination (which is home to the most famous brands in the world). The top designer will receive a $500 shopping spree to The Forum Shop at Caesars. The Forum Shops will also provide The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2,000 scholarship which will be dedicated to assist an aspiring designer.

Contest Schedule:
  • 7/14 – General contest Information available on Forum Shops
  • 7/18 – Contest Application available on Forum Shops Facebook:
  • 8/3 – Submissions for entry end.
  • 8/10 – Top 10 Finalists announced.
  • 8/10 – 8/15 Top 10 Videos posted for public voting.
  • 8/18 – Top 3 Finalists announced.
  • 8/18 – 8/29 – Top 3 Finalist reviewed by panel of select judges.
  • 9/5 – Winner selected.
  • 9/8 – Winner announced at Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at