Sunday, April 22, 2012

How does the Fashion.NYC.2020 Report affect Brooklyn and Black designers


How does the Fashion.NYC.2020 Report affect Brooklyn and Black designers... the fact is few know the initiative or program exist or Is it that many simply do not believe it  is meant for them? It's a timely question given the fact that i've agreed to support a documentary that  explores the economics of "Black is beautiful!"

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So what  your responsibility?

 The economics of local independent designers across the globe anf by extension Black and  Brooklyn fashion designers is at the center of my  mission...I am reading the 27 page report(downlodad here) and cannot help wonder what  others think! . i


Summer Fashion it Bkstyle1 at Black is beautiful  documentary

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The  fashion 2020 initiative is made  up of six components!

Fashion Campus NYC: Programming to expose summer interns to the

breadth of exciting career opportunities available on the business side of

the industry

• Fashion Draft NYC: A talent recruitment initiative in which select top

college seniors get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry and interview

with some of the City’s fashion firms for full-time, management-track


• NYC Fashion Fellows: A recognition program offering mentoring,

networking and educational opportunities to “rising stars” in fashion


Develop the next generation of

management and merchant leaders

Sustain NYC’s role as

the world’s center of

fashion media, marketing

and retailing

Support key


Become a hub of innovation for

specialty and multi-channel retail


Build new


Continue to be the HQ

hub of the wholesale

trade and department


Accelerate growth of the

world’s top design talent

and fashion



• Design Entrepreneurs NYC: An entrepreneurial “boot camp” to equip

emerging designers with the tools necessary to launch and manage a

fashion business

• Project Pop-up: An annual competition to foster innovation in retail by

promoting compelling, cutting-edge fashion retail concepts

• NYC Fashion Production Fund: A fund providing emerging designers

loans for production financing as well as mentoring services and access to

local production resources




The Fashion.NYC.2020 report covers the following areas of interest:

  • Current status and major trends impacting the NYC Fashion Industry
    • Spend polarization
    • Growth in emerging markets
    • Rise of contemporary brands
    • Growth of vertical brand strategies
    • Consumer Centricity
    • Sustainability
  • New York City’s Fashion Ecosystem
    • Fashion Week
    • Design
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale
    • Retail
    • Media and marketing


  • NYCEDC’s recommendations and details on initiatives developed to help sustain NYC’s top industry position
    • Fashion Campus NYC
    • Fashion Draft NYC
    • NYC Fashion Fellows
    • Design Entrepreneurs NYC
    • Project Pop-up
    • NYC Fashion Production Fund


NYCEDC’s Fashion.NYC.2020 is a strategic study designed to examine the state of New York City fashion and the challenges facing the industry over the coming decade.