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DC Fashion Foundation Launches DCFI Fashion Collective with The Market @ Macys


Last month Macy’s department store announced a major collaboration with the DC Fashion Foundation. A select group of emerging brands will be granted prime retail floor space in the new Market @ Macys Las Vegas beginning June 3, 2018. The newly established DCFI Collective is hosting a Pre-Launch and Pop-Up Reception on May 11, 2018 at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Washington, D.C. from 6:30-9:00pm. The DCFI Fashion Collective is part of Macy’s new national corporate initiative, The Market @ Macy’s.

The selected emerging brands will tap into Macy’s shoppers, access a stable brick-n-mortar presence; and learn the ins-and-outs of selling in a major retail department store. The Foundation is the first to establish a Fashion Collective within a major retail department store. The Collective Designers are: DUR DOUX, Amanda Casarez, Ollie Quinn by Yanique, and Natt Taylor. All of the designers came out of the various Foundation and Incubator designer programs.

The Market @ Macy’s is a new initiative that will debut in 10 of its key stores, including Las Vegas. The Fashion Incubator is located on the top floor of the Macy’s City Center store in downtown D.C. Incubator designers Dur Doux (by Najla and Cynthia Burt) and Amanda Casarez both designed gowns for the Macy’s Red Dress Collection runway show at New York Fashion Week. Celebrities Elisabeth Rohm and Veronica Webb modeled their creations.

About Your DC Fashion Foundation
The DC Fashion Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit organization supporting the fashion business community in Washington, D.C. area through educational programs, workforce training initiative, and networking-mentoring opportunities. It strives to develop entrepreneurs’ business skills and workforce preparedness; improve the quality and availability of fashion industry opportunities; and to strengthen the connections and networks that form the foundation of the Washington, D.C. fashion community.

About The Market @ Macy’s
The Market @ Macy’s provides a brilliant solution to roadblocks, and opens the way for brands to introduce their products, services and experiences to a whole new world of customers. The all-inclusive physical retail service model offers a convenient and flexible approach
to setting up shop, without any of the overhead. This unique retail offering will enable creators of innovative products, experiences and services to boost their exposure and reach a broader customer base—with the support of Macy’s outstanding retail experience. For the first time ever, in-house pop-up markets in select Macy’s stores offer an ingenious turn-key solution that does the operational hard work for brands.

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