CFDA Fashion Incubator


The CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} is a business development program designed to support the next generation of fashion designers in New York City. The mission is to help grow and sustain the businesses of the 10 participating brands over the course of the two year program.

The CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} will provide a creative professional environment to foster promising fashion talent, and help selected designers grow and sustain their businesses. By offering low-cost design studio space, business mentoring, educational seminars, and networking opportunities the program provides a way for participants to reach their full potential and become an integral part of the New York Fashion community.


Incubator Applicants Must

  • Be a designer of demonstrable talent, i.e. have garnered substantial editorial coverage, and have support (orders) from top retailers;
  • Be American or have established a primary design business in the United States;
  • Be in business for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Be able to occupy CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} design studio space by May 1, 2014 ; relocation expenses, if applicable, will be the responsibility of the tenant;

Program Underwriters

  • Target: Lead Underwriter
  • W Hotels Worldwide
  • M.A.C. Cosmetics
  • Newmark Knight Frank


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