Emerging Designer Bootcamp

What sets us apart is our 4 month long Emerging Designer Bootcamp (June -September) that we run leading up to Fashion Week in October.  Our team travels to 10+ cities (Jan-April) across the nation to meet with 300+ designers who are in the early stages of creating their lines and establishing their businesses.  From that group, 15 Emerging Apparel and Accessory Designers are invited to be a part of our program.  For the next 4 months the designers are involved in a remote, bi-weekly “bootcamp” taught by industry experts aimed at strengthening their business skills with the goal of further developing their fashion brand for sales success.  We bring in industry experts to teach classes and mentor the designers.  The program culminates with the designers presenting their collections on the runway during Phoenix Fashion Week along with boutique/retailer, media and distribution opportunities.

 

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE 4 MONTH LONG BOOTCAMP INCLUDE:

  • Build the Perfect Brand Message
  • Write Your Own Press Releases 
  • Effective Social Media
  • Retail Math For Profit
  • Look Books & Line Sheets
  • Pop Up Shops & Trunk Sales
  • Effective Marketing Plan
  • Building Buyer Relationships
  • Retail Ready, Prep-Pack-Ship
  • Controlling Expenses
  • How To Land & Grow Sales