We write about a lot of new labels on Fashionista, never knowing for sure whether they'll "make it" as a successful business or not. Doing so requires the right mix of funding, sales, press and other factors a few of New York's buzziest emerging designers will discuss onstage at our New York "How to Make It in Fashion" conference on Oct. 23.
During the panel "Taking Your Label to the Next Level," Jonathan Simkhai, Tanya Taylor, Oak's Louis Terline and Jeff Madalena and Cooper and Ella's Kara Mendelsohn will discuss what it's required for them to continue to grow their fashion brands after the three-year mark.
Taylor has won the 2015 U.S. Woolmark Prize, been nominated for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and dressed numerous celebrities including Beyoncé and Michelle Obama. Simkhai is a nominee for the Fund this year, and his clothes are beloved by editors, models and starlets alike. Cooper and Ella is sold everywhere from Nordstrom to Bloomingdale's, and Oak operates hip stores in New York and LA in addition to an in-house line.
Of course, such milestones don't mean these brands aren't immune to challenges. To find out how they've tackled them, grab tickets to our all-day conference, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, before they sell out. You can do that — and find out more about the day's events — right here.