Please note that the annual membership fee for Professional designers, Associate designers, and Affiliates will increase from $75 to $150 per year. In addition, the annual membership fee for Students will increase from $25 to $50 per year. The new pricing will apply to your next renewal term this year. 
 
Designers and Affiliates who become new members or renew their current membership prior to June 1, 2023 will be eligible for a discounted rate of $100. Similarly, Students will be eligible for a discounted rate of $40.  

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER $150/$100

  • 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 $150/$100

  • 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 $150/$100

  • Photographers, models, makeup artists, stylists, videographers, 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 $50/40

  • 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 program in fashion, costume, accessory or textile design