ROAD SHOW: Once their two-year program wraps up later this month, all 10 CFDA Fashion Incubator brands will be off to Los Angeles Market Week. Presented by the CFDA Fashion Incubator and W Hotels Worldwide, the four-day trip will include a private tour with Diane von Furstenberg of “Journey of a Dress” at LACMA, brunch with L.A.-based jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth and a studio tour with Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg. The highlight will be the 10-brand group’s daylong retailer, media and stylist showcase at the W Hollywood on March 18. Afterward, W Hotels will throw a cocktail party to toast the designers’ success over the past two years.
Los Angeles will mark the third city that the CFDA Fashion Incubator designers have traveled to for showcases. Through a partnership with W Hotels, which started in September 2012, the CFDA Fashion Incubator also held showcases at the hotel chain’s outposts in Dallas and Atlanta.