As we celebrate our fashion heritage and future during Fashion Week, we reflect on the origins and future for an industry that boasts nearly $900 million in economic impact. Here's a look at some of the programs NYCEDC runs to ensure that NYC remains the fashion capital of the world.
Martin Greenfield Clothiers is a quintessential 21st century New York City enterprise. Owner Martin Greenfield and his sons Tod and Jay oversee the production of every single custom-made suit, which is hand-crafted, piece-by-piece, for celebrities, mayors, and other clients around the world by more than 100 New Yorkers from every single borough
NYC Fashion Career Week, organized by NYCEDC and Parsons The New School for Design, brought together people of all ages and from all parts of New York City (and the country!) to explore fashion-related career paths.
The $3 million NYCEDC - CFDA Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) announced 7 inaugural grant recipients with Mayor de Blasio this week. The winners will receive grants from $46,000 - $150,000 for innovative upgrade and workforce training ideas.
Applications for the second annual NYC Fashion Fellows program are currently being accepted! An initiative of the NYCEDC and 92Y, the year-long fellowship program is designed for rising stars in fashion management. Fellows receive mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities, along with continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals, in order to measurably accelerate their careers.
NYCEDC and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) announced the second class of New York City-based fashion companies selected for Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging fashion designers how to run a successful label.