This May over 1,000 public attendees, press and participants will be hosted by Hoja Nueva for a celebration of Peruvian fashion, fine art and performances. All proceeds support reforestation and sustainable farming education in the Peruvian Amazon (

You are cordially invited to be a featured designer in INSPIRACIÓN DEL PERÚ -        an industry event and benefit event to save the world’s largest rainforest!

Deadline to Confirm:  March 1st. 


There are several ways to participate as a featured designer



We will have two runway shows throughout the day- a matinee at 4:15pm and an evening gala at 8:00pm. Both will host local and regional press, buyers and around 500 audience members each. Provided: 

  • VIP Preview:  preview of your collection for buyers and special guests
  • Models: From SMG: and hand-selected
  • Production: Lights, Staging, Sound, Seating, Security & Special Effects
  • Styling: Hair, makeup & clothing stylists and dressers
  • Hospitality: Assistance with arranging lodging and transportation 
  • Media: Banner and featured article on the website and social media
  • Cost: Free and through invitation only 



  • Host your own booth to showcase and/or sell your previous work 
  • Cost: $400.00 or 30% commission 



Press Brunch - Monday, May 9th, 11am - 12pm: meet face-to-face with local and regional press covering the event  



Prior to the event our media team will select a local blogger to preview your work through an exclusive article about your collection and customized photoshoot with that blogger. 



We are happy to personalize a campaign. Examples include pop-up shops, blog series, editorial photoshoots or video production, etc.


  • VIP Only: Chocolate Tasting Hour with Traditional Peruvian Cacao
  • Peruvian Marketplace: wearable designs, artisan crafts and fine art sourced from Peru or inspired by Peruvian culture
  • Runway to Peru: Featuring designs by Peruvian Artists and Seattle-local winners of the Peruvian Design Competition 2016
  • Sustainability Conference: Hear from global leaders in reforestation, conservation, and sustainable agriculture.
  • Baby Alpaca Afterparty

  • Designer Biography in Spanish and English 
  • Headshot
  • Social Media Handles
  • Logo and 1-2 sentence description of brand
  • Portfolio Examples from previous collections
  • Description, sample photos of number looks in the collection 



Metropolist, Seattle, WA (USA)


Our Partners


Ava J. Holmes - Runway producer and founder or A-DOT L.L.C., Ava has worked with over 100 designers internationally through  fashion weeks including Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week, and FashioNXT.

Nazi Alvarez  - For over 14 years, Nazi has been a designer and art director developing 360 branding for retail giants such as Bebe, Forever 21, Kmart, Martha Stewart, Joe Boxer, Art Van Furniture and Lane Bryant. Nazy has collaborated with some of the biggest talents, models and celebrities. 

Samantha Zwicker- She is founder and president of Hoja Nueva as well as teacher and Ph.D. student researching ecology and conservation at the University of Washington Samantha’s fieldwork is based primarily in the Amazon rainforest along the Las Piedras River in Peru. She also conducts conservation projects in the Madre de Dios region and the creation of wildlife corridors between Manu and Tambopata National Parks. 

Board of Advisors: See here

A-DOT PRODUCTIONS – our production team is comprised of the top 12 industry professionals in Seattle, 12 additional fashion directors and interns. Read about our advising staff here. 

HOJA NUEVAHoja Nueva is a holistic non-profit developing an experimental center in the lower Pervuian Amazon that integrates research, conservation, education, sustainable community development, and reforestation into their everyday permaculture efforts. Hoja Nueva consults and cooperates with local agricultural associations and other nonprofit organizations to ensure reliable food production while maintaining healthy forests. Unique cultures and irreplaceable biodiversity continue to be lost worldwide at a rapid rate, from the Peruvian community of Seattle to biodiversity hotspots in Peru with relatively intact forest remaining. hojanueva.or

Read more on Hoja Nueva here

Designers we have most recently worked with: 

JAY MCCAROLL, inaugural winner of Project Runway

ALTHEA HARPER, Project Runway

MAX GENGOS, Calvin Klien

KRISTIN HASKIN SIMMS, Project Runway contestant

LUIS VENEZUELA, creator of EcoArtFashion

ANDY SOUTH, Project Runway Top 3 Finalist

SETH AARON, Project Runway Season 7 Winner

KARA SAUN, Project Runway Season 1 Finalist

MILIA HERMANOVSKI, Project Runway Allstar

GORDANA GELHAUSEN, Project Runway Allstar

Participant Details 

Dates & Requirements

March 1st - Deadline to Confirm

March 15h- Designer Information

April 15th - Collection Shipment 

Requirements– Current or past collection that is originally designed with materials from Peru or made by a Peruvian designer. 

Attendance & Shipment

ATTENDANCE (optional)

Support- Attending designers will receive staff assistance in arranging in-state transportation and lodging.

Transportation – Staff will cover show-related transportation at no cost. 

Lodging – Staff will help arrange lodging. Costs are not covered. 


Support-Shipped collections will be represented by a stylist on staff.

Shipping – collections must be sent by April 15th. 

Return Shipping – If shipping from Peru, attire will be returned in person in July. If elsewhere, shipping payments be made.


Press Release – released March 11th and April 1st. 

Press – invited March 11th: Bloggers, TV, Magazines, Social Media Icons, Media Forums, etc. 

Buyers – Invited March 11th and confirmed May 1st

Media Collaborations –  We are happy to personalize a campaign.

Examples include pop-up shops, blog series, editorial photoshoots and video production, etc.