Henri Bendel Launches Casting Call for Accessories Designers

New York City–based boutique Henri Bendel will host the second annual Online Open-See casting call for emerging designers in collaboration with Swarovski Elements until July 3.

Designers can submit their accessories sketches for such items as handbags, jewelry, hair accessories, scarves, hats, and small leather goods via Henri Bendel’s Facebook page. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design and the final winner will be chosen in collaboration with a panel of judges from Henri Bendel, Swarovski Elements, and Lillian Vasquez of NBC.

The winning design will be produced, designed with Swarovski Elements, and sold in Henri Bendel stores across the United States. The winner will also receive a $1,000 gift card to Henri Bendel, $1,000 in cash, and a weekend trip for two to New York City as well as a tour of the Swarovski Creative Service Center. Yanique Moore won last year’s first annual casting call.

Yanique Moore’s All Buttoned Up Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS retails for $278 at Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

“At Henri Bendel we love to foster the talent of emerging designers,” Chris Fiore, president of Henri Bendel, said in a statement. “Online Open-See is the perfect opportunity for us to scour the U.S. looking for the best in accessory design and innovation.”

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