What is your Big Idea for Philadelphia?
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator program equips designers that already have design knowledge with business education. Graduating 5-6 brands each year, there is a steady group of brands being equipped for the real world of business to thrive.
Recently, an alumni group, the Philadelphia Fashion Alliance, has been formed to further the community aspect of these brands. Through shared networks and collaborative events, there will be workshops, presentations and awareness of design.
The Bok Building- a 340,000 sq ft space that just opened up for makers of all kinds, has the ability to house and foster growth of many designers. The possibilities are exciting and endless.
Lastly, Made Studios in Old City is teaching sewing to aspiring entrepreneurs and home sewers. It’s important for people to learn to sew to develop an appreciation for design and the complexity of putting together a garment. This awareness can only help support designers here and encourage creativity.
With all these resources in Philadelphia in place, fashion has a great future ahead!