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.

Learn more about joining the Made in NY: Fashion Community here and explore our distinguished designers here.

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, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. Taking place each May—next occurring May 10–22, 2019—the event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere, with events taking place across the city’s five boroughs. Brought to life by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in conjunction with a steering committee of leading members of New York City’s design community, NYCxDESIGN highlights the unique creative, cultural, educational, and economic opportunities in New York City.

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