NEW YORK — Many budding designers wonder if they have what it takes to make it in the fashion industry and now there is a city-funded crash course to put them to the test.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Fashion Institute of Technology are launching Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program to teach designers the necessary skills to run a fashion label. The initiative is one of six set forth by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion NYC 2020 plan, which is designed to bolster the $55 billion fashion industry.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"