Saturday, October 13, 2012

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers-in-Residence

Deadline: December 14, 2012 (EMAIL) and (RECEIVE)

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Macy’s Center City
Philadelphia, PA
2013 Season

The Program:
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (PFI) at Macy’s Center City is designed to provide four (4) emerging Philadelphia-based designers with the resources - including workspace, curriculum, and mentoring - to launch their fashion businesses.

Throughout the course of one year, the Designers-in-Residence (DIR) will be required to attend and complete a mandatory core curriculum of workshops and seminars focused on business development and garment production. Conducted at both PFI as well as at off-site locations, these workshops are essential to the PFI program and attendance is mandatory.

The DIR’s will be provided with office space, including basic computers and basic software; a workshop room with sample production space, as well as a shared conference room/showroom space. DIR’s will receive mentoring from Philadelphia-based designers 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, 2013. 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. 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 (0-3 years), a fashion business in the City of Philadelphia.
􀂾 Submit a non-refundable application fee of $75.00.
􀂾 Be able to commit to PFI completely, utilizing all available resources, similar to a full-time job (35-40 hours a week).

Download Application:

Visit website for full details:

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