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.
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 from all designers in all design areas, such as couture, costume, sustainable, etc.
All designers must be approved through 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
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 show).
III. REGISTRATION AND ASSOCIATED FEES
Designers will be invited to show their collection(s) at one of the following shows and must agree to the associated fee for that specific show:
MODA Haute Couture
MODA Runway (Private Shows: Boutique/Organizations/Emerging Designers)
ReGEN Runway (Sustainable Fashion)
MODA Mini (Children's Fashion)
The Registration Fee includes:
Show designs up to the number of looks agreed upon during the approval process
Large Main Runway Stage(s)
12’ wide by 48’ long Runway
Professional Photos & Raw videos of the show
Full Backstage Management, Backstage Director, Dressers, and Show Director
Full Show Production, i.e. Video Wall, Lighting, Audio
Virtual Pop Up Shop Opportunities
Exclusive discounted Room Block
Full-Service hair/makeup area
Your logo on the step and repeat
VIP cocktail networking party +1 (full rack rate, lower ticket pricing offered to others, this ticket is for entrance only)
Racks (no hangers)
Model casting call, Streamers/irons
IV. PAYMENT OF FEES
All payments must be made online and in accordance with to 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 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.
VI. 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, 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 entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Competition.
hiTechMODA is not responsible for CANCELED/POSTPONED EVENTS or transportation difficulties due to flight delays, delays due to inclement weather, natural disaster, or other acts of nature or terrorism which forces a change or cancellation outside the control of HITECHMODA. 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, to include airline, vehicle, bus/train fare or lodging and other associated travel cost.
hiTechMODA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any applicant, their staff, 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 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.
VIII. 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.
IX. 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 are 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.
XI. 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.
XII. 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.