The CFDA Fashion Incubator is designed to support the next generation of fashion designers in New York City.
In partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Newmark Holdings, NYCEDC launched the CFDA Fashion Incubator to support the next generation of great designers in New York City. NYCEDC initially provided the CFDA with a three-year, $200,000 grant to help establish the Incubator, with the goal of it being self-sustaining after the three-year period—which it has currently achieved.
At 209 West 38th Street, the Incubator is located in the heart of New York City’s historic Garment District. Within the Incubator, each company has a separate state-of -the-art design studio providing both work and showroom space. Designers will be offered a 2-year lease at a below-market rental rate.