CFDA Fashion Incubator Presentation

What: CFDA + W Hotels Host CFDA Fashion Incubator Presentation

Where: Chicago, IL

Who: Isa Tapia, Kaelen, Kara, and Nomia.

Photos: Kohl Murdock for SSC.com.

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CFDA’s Fashion Incubator

The CFDA {Council of Fashion Designers of America} is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

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} provides a creative professional with an 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.
Four of the ten designers in residence visited Chicago this past week to present their collections at the W Hotel. SSC was lucky enough to chat with each designer, as well as Steven Kolb: CEO of the CFDA. To kick off our first post of the five that are coming your way with the designers, I chose my favorite piece from each collection. Stay updated in the next few weeks with more to come!
Check out all the designers here.
CFDA fashion incubator

Alice + Olivia Comes to Michigan Avenue

 

 

Calling all fashionistas! Alice + Olivia just opened a brand new store on Michigan Avenue. As a long time Alice + Olivia fan, I am particularly excited about this. This is their 13th store in the US, and the 1,000 sq. ft. store has officially opened its doors today. The new boutique is adorned with a mural on the celling, original artwork designed by Stacey Bendet, brass fixtures and vintage furniture – a juxtaposition of Mid-century meets opulent finishes with strategically placed pops of color! With neighbors like Louis Vuitton, Chanel. and Gucci, they are definitely in good company. Have you checked out their playful, new boutique yet?

Alice + Olivia, 919 North Michigan Avenue. Phone: 312.273.1254

 

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Photo courtesy of Alice + Olivia