Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator 2014

Deadline: December 20, 2013 (EMAIL) and (RECEIVE)

Designers-in-Residence 2014
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
at Macy’s Center City

Philadelphia, PA
2014 Residency

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City (PFIMCC) is designed to provide five (5) emerging Philadelphia-based apparel and/or accessories designers with the resources - including workspace, curriculum, and mentoring - to further launch and grow their fashion businesses.

The DIR’s will be provided with office space, a workshop room with sample production space, as well as a shared conference room/showroom space. DIR’s will receive mentoring from Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs and feedback from Macy’s at Center City merchant team along with a number of press and event opportunities.

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator will support talent that understands the program is a business proposition, not merely a creative opportunity.

The Incubator program will begin March 1, 2014. The Designers-in-Residence (DIR) are expected to complete the full year and are limited to their one-year term in residence. After the year, alumnae are encouraged to stay connected through various programs and events.


Applicants seeking admission to the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City are required to:
􀂾 Reside in the Philadelphia Region: 8 county area includes Philadelphia, the 4 PA Counties (Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks) and NJ - Camden, Gloucester, Burlington.
􀂾 Be 21 years of age or older.
􀂾 Provide a minimum of five (5) images of your garments or accessories. Ideally work that best reflects your vision for your brand. If called back for an interview, plan to show at least these samples but preferably more.
􀂾 Either plan to start, or have already started (1+ year), a fashion business in the City of Philadelphia or 8 county area.
􀂾 Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75.00. Applicants who have applied in the past will have an application fee of $30.00.
􀂾 Be able to commit to PFIMCC completely, utilizing all available resources, similar to a full-time job (35-40 hours a week).


The Application MUST be submitted to the PFIMCC review panel in BOTH PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC format.

Download Application:

Full details available on website:

Questions regarding the application may also be submitted to

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City
Elissa Bloom
Executive Director
1300 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107