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Last year's winner Phuong Minh Nguyen started her label, Dream Dresses by P.M.N, after she designed and created her own wedding dress.

Image via Vivian Hsu

In just five short years, the Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week has become one of the most prestigious fashion events around. The showcase returns this September and the call for designers is out now.

The Independent Designer Runway Show is more than just a night of fashion. Not only do you get to showcase your designs to a packed audience during Bellevue Fashion Week, you’ll gain guidance and advice from some of the city’s most influential and knowledgeable faces in fashion in the run-up to the show.

Last year, Phuong Minh Nguyen scooped the coveted title—thanks to her dramatic silhouettes, exquisite detailing, and playful pops of color. ‘‘It definitely helped my brand get more recognition and a lot of people have told me that they loved seeing my dresses at The Bellevue Collection,’’ says Nguyen. ‘‘Since my business is beginning to take off, we are planning to expand our manufacturing by the end of this year, so that we can sell dresses to boutiques all across the country.’’

If you or someone you know has an exquisite eye for detail and a daring sense of design, click over to the 2016 Independent Designer Runway Show application. The deadline for submissions is April 1.