Membership Benefits

  1. Access to Black Design Collective’s resource directory.
  2. Complimentary access to Black Design Collective’s Workshops and Seminars.
  3. Discounts on Black Design Collective special events and merchandise.
  4. The ability to promote individual events through Black Design Collective’s private Facebook group.
  5. Access to affiliates in fashion-related services.
  6. Opportunity to participate in Pop Up Showcases.
  7. Quarterly Newsletters
  8. Access to members-only section of website
  9. Members-only meetings.

Application Review Process

  1. Complete the appropriate online application below.
  2. Pay the associated fee.
  3. Upon submission of application you will receive notice that BDC received your
    application. Please note below the membership application review time frames is approximately 30 days.
  4. Once an application is approved member will be sent a Welcome email that will outline next steps.

Types Of Memberships

Professional Designer

$75
  • Must have 5 years or more of experience in the fashion, costume, accessory  or textile design field.
  • Must have a store front or on-line store
  • Be recommended for membership by a BDC Board Member or Current Member.

Associate Designer

$75
  • Have less than 5 years of experience in the fashion, costume, accessory or textile design field.
  • Must have a store front or on-line store
  • Be recommended for membership by a BDC Board Member or Current Member.

Affiliate

$75
  • Photographers, models, makeup artists, stylists, accessory designer, videographer, graphic designers, press/media, pattern makers, illustrators, fashion show directors etc.
  • Affiliate must be recommended for membership by a current member, BDC
  • Board Member or advisory board member.
  • Affiliate must complete application process.
  • Affiliate must work in the fashion or costume industry.

Student

$25
  • Must be currently in high school, college, university or trade school.
  • Able to provide references from teachers / instructors
  • Must currently be enrolled in or interested in enrolling in an accredited fashion, costume, accessory or textile design education