Calling all Fashion Design Alumni: Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s is Looking for You!

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (PFI) at Macy’s is looking for a Philadelphia University alumnus/alumna to be one of four designers-in-residence.

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macys in Center City Philadelphia is a collaboration between Center City District, the City of Philadelphia, Macy’s Center City, and various educational institutions devoted to fashion design in Philadelphia.

If you are serious about launching your own fashion business and are able to commit to a year of mentoring, business development exploration and creative experimentation, learning how to start and grow a successful company, submit your application today!

The purpose of PFI is to support and promote emerging fashion designers from these design schools and the fashion community of Philadelphia.

Launching in March 2012, PFI is a one year program and will feature 4 annually-selected designers-in-residence, who will have access to office and design/work space, a showroom, curriculum, mentoring, and other important resources all within Macy’s Center City in an effort to help them launch and further grow their companies in the City of Philadelphia. PFI will support talent that understands the program is a business proposition, not merely a creative opportunity.

Application Process

As one of the three universities involved with this program, one of the designer-in-residence positions will be guaranteed for a Philadelphia University alumnus/alumna. The fourth Designer-in-Residence spot is an open call to any apparel designer living in the Philadelphia Region.

Applications and a non-refundable application fee of $75 must be received by Tuesday, January 10, 2012. If you are interested in becoming one of the designers chosen to be part of the 2012 Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, apply now!

Click here to learn more and download the application.

The Application MUST be submitted to the PFI review panel in BOTH PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC format.

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Mail To: The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City

Attn: Elissa Bloom

1300 Market Street, 3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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