Spotlight on the {FASHION INCUBATOR} Dallas Showcase

In partnership with the W Hotels, on Wednesday, May 22, our {FASHION INCUBATOR} designers had the chance to showcase their collections to some of Dallas’s top buyers, retailers, and press outlets. After several weeks of prior preparation and guidance from CFDA business mentor and consultant, Roopal Patel—Arielle Shapiro of Ari Dein, Reece Solomon and Max Stein of Reece Hudson, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland, and Jonathan Simkhai were ready to hit the runways. Upon arriving in Dallas the designers spent extensive time casting and fitting models and on Wednesday, the trip culminated with two showcases.

The first presentation, held in the W Hotel’s premiere event space, Altitude, was hosted by Harpers Bazaar editor, Joyann King and Dallas native and style influencer, Nasiba Adilova. Other notable attendees included Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, Brian Bolke of boutique Forty Five Ten, as well as the CFDA’s very own Steven Kolb. Each designer had the chance to present their Fall 2013 collections as guests dined, mingled, and admired the unique assortment of designs.

Later in the evening the designers showed their collections to a different group of retailers and buyers—this time at a cocktail soiree held at the W Hotel’s Ghost Bar.