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Apply for a Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Residency

October 9, 2013

Attention Fashion Graduate students!! 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.  

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 PFIMCC as well as at off-site locations, these workshops are essential to the PFIMCC program and attendance is mandatory. At the time of acceptance, a calendar with proposed monthly workshop dates for the year will be provided. These dates are subject to change, and the DIR’s will be required to adjust their schedules accordingly. 

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. 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.

Applications MUST be submitted to the PFIMCC review panel in BOTH PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC format by Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.