The Chicago Fashion Incubator has 3 openings for designers-in-residence this fall! We are currently looking for independent fashion designers to apply for our program. We support fashion designers through mentoring, educational workshops, and office/studio space in Macy’s on State Street. We offer virtual, hybrid, and in-person residencies. Many notable designers have gone through our program including Kate VanAsten, Anna Brown, Lauren Markt, Christina Karin, Alyssa Kahle, Lagi Nadeau, and many more! Here is our criteria:
  • Have an established fashion business for at least one year *Please note: neither current fashion design students nor wholesalers are eligible.
  • Primary product is apparel or soft accessories, but we will consider accepting designers whose primary product is jewelry, shoes, or handbags in select cases.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a fashion or fashion-related field is strongly preferred
Application deadline: August 10, 2022
Program begins: September 1, 2022
Interested?  Check out the application page or email Anna Hovet Dias at for more information.
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