NYCEDC develops initiatives to ensure that New York City remains the center of fashion and a global fashion leader at the forefront of creativity, style, and innovation.
Made in NY: Fashion
Made in NY: Fashion is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing an array of programs to fortify New York City's fashion design, manufacturing, and educational sectors.
Through programs like the Made in NY Campaign, Fashion Production Fund, Fashion Future Graduate Showcase and Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, Made in NY: Fashion seeks to raise the visibility and value of locally produced fashion. Use of this "Made in NY" mark will allow fashion brands to illustrate their commitment to local production and coalesce as a local community.
Fashion Future Graduate Showcase
The Fashion Future Graduate Showcase gathered sixty promising fashion design graduates from FIT, Parsons School of Design, the Pratt Institute, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Academy of Art University to showcase their talent for recruiters and fashion design companies. These graduates were joined by twenty-five additional graduates to display their designs on the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s website. The showcase was designed to connect students with employers, elevate the global reputation of New York City fashion design institutions, and connect the very best talent to New York City-based fashion companies. With over six hundred attendees, the showcase was curated and coordinated by CFDA and was held May 23–25, 2017 in New York City.
NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official annual celebration of global design, formed by the city’s most renowned designers in their industries.
NYCxDESIGN 2017 programming will include everything from installations and trade shows to panel discussions with leaders in the design sector. The celebration is a platform to showcase the tremendous artistry that can be found across the city, highlighting the cultural and commercial opportunities uniquely available here. Not only does NYCxDESIGN elevate established and emerging design practices, it increases awareness of—and appreciation for—design by all audiences.
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