Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

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The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City is currently accepting applications from emerging designers for the 2013 residency through December 14, 2012.

Interested designers need to be located in the 8 county area of Philadelphia and plan to continue to locate their business within the City of Philadelphia. Applicants will need to submit a minimum of five photos from their present collection, along with the application.

After the deadline, applications will be screened by our selection committee. The committee will narrow the pool and will personally interview the finalists. From that process, the four Designers-in-Residence will be chosen for the year.

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 Philadelphia Fashion Incubator completely, utilizing all available resources, similar to a full-time job (35-40 hours a week).


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

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