NEW YORK — The Garment Industry Development Corp. honored Nicole Miller and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Tuesday and launched Showroom NY, a space that unknown designers can temporarily use.
After GIDC acting director Fatiah Hosein and board member Edgar Romney, who is UNITE HERE executive vice president, helped cut the ribbon at the 202 West 40th Street showroom, supporters such as Nicole Miller chief executive officer Bud Konheim went to the Prince William Ballroom to celebrate. There, Miller told the crowd, "I'm really excited about the showroom idea. I'm sure they'll do great. I have always manufactured in New York. It's great that so many young designers are making their mark here, too."
For a still-to-be-determined stipend, four unproven designers will be able to use the West 40th space to show their collections, Hosein said. Silver (D., Manhattan) won Miller's praise for "getting the funding through."
"He believes in New York and he believes in the garment industry, especially since there is so much going on in the district," she said.
Silver said, "I have always been a strong supporter of GIDC and I will do everything I can to keep New York as the American fashion capital and a global fashion center."
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