Six designers have been chosen for the inaugural year of The Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. The designers will be given the opportunity to learn the economics, marketing and merchandising of fashion from industry experts as well as mentors from Macy’s.
"We want to empower these six designers with the retail tools that they need to succeed in the business of fashion," said Ralph Hughes, Vice President of Corporate Communications of Macy’s. "Macy’s, in partnership with the City of Chicago, will provide a rich learning environment while simultaneously elevating the visibility and status of Chicago’s fashion industry."
The designers will receive mentoring by Macy’s Chicago-based merchant, marketing and store teams as well as other professionals in the fashion industry and business community at large.
The Designers in Residence:
· Glenn Mallory
· Kate Coxworth
· Agga Raya of AGGA B.
. Lidia Wachowska from Evil Kitty
. Yana German of YANA Collection
. Kristin Rosynek Hassan of organiK Revolution
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