CFDA Fashion Incubator
Incubators Are Back — and Good Thing, Because Fashion Really Needs Them
A new wave of accelerator programs is stepping up to solve some of the industry's biggest, most destructive pain points.
American Designer Thaddeus O'Neil Is Locked in a Nasty Legal Battle With a Surf Brand Over His Name
The five-year-old luxury label of unisex "playwear," which is currently a part of the CDFA Fashion Incubator, is at risk of losing its name — as well as its logo and a season of already produced stock.
Brothers Tim and Dan Joo Unite Form and Function In Their Label to Watch, Haerfest
The CFDA Incubator brand just launched its first women's collection this fall.
Meet the 10 Designers of the New CFDA Fashion Incubator Class
If you don't know their names now, you will soon.
How Quitting Fashion Week Helped Nomia's Yara Flinn Grow Her Business
Five years in, Flinn decided to hit reset on her brand and do things on her own terms — and it was the best decision she could have made.
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For a Young Designer, It Pays to Work for Other People Before (and After) Launching a Brand
The 2016 CFDA Swarovski nominees spoke to Parsons students about how they're scaling their businesses.
How Isa Tapia Launched Her Own Footwear Brand After a Decade in Fashion
The New York-based designer and CFDA Incubator graduate pursued her dreams while juggling other brands and consultant work until just last year.
The CFDA Doesn't Want Young Designers to Feel Pressure to Stage Runway Shows
It's a point that has always been key to the Fashion Incubator program, even before the conversation overtook the industry.
Diane von Furstenberg Says Fashion Is About to 'Change the Most Right Now'
The designer and CFDA chairman was in London last week where she and Mary Katrantzou spoke about growing their eponymous brands.
The Best Advice Graduating CFDA Incubator Designers Received In the Program
Including: "Don't take anybody else's advice."
How Designer Lucio Castro Got Into Saks and the CFDA Incubator Program in Just 3 Years
The menswear designer tells us about how he got into stores like Opening Ceremony and Saks and his plans for a womenswear line.
See Our Favorite Looks from the CFDA Incubator's Graduating Class
These outgoing designers are about to embark upon a pretty major time in their careers -- but not before showing their fall collections.
How Will the New York City Mayoral Election Affect the Fashion Industry?
The mayoral election is less than a week away, and it'll be a big one for New York City residents. After three terms under Michael Bloomberg, a new administration will be an adjustment, if not a major change. And while crime, stop-and-frisk, education, and the current administration's nemeses—sugary beverages—are issues of frequent discussion (and contentious, snark-filled mayoral debates), there's another topic affecting the local economy and industry that's worth discussing, especially now: the future of New York City's fashion industry under new leadership.