- A designer of demonstrable talent, i.e. have garnered substantial editorial coverage
Vosovic’s resume: Four days after graduating FIT, Vosovic began filming season two of Project Runway. He was a finalist and fan favorite. His 13-piece collection, shown at New York’s Fashion Week, received glowing reviews. He designed chic uniforms for the hotel staff of NYLO and authored the book, “Fashion Inside Out: Daniel V’s Guide to How Style Happens from Inspiration to Runway and Beyond.”
- Be American or have established a primary design business in the US
- Be in business for a minimum of two years
- Be able to occupy CFDA’s Fashion Incubator studio space; relocation expenses, if applicable, will be the responsibility of the tenant.
Let’s just say: Vosovic must appreciate good working conditions. “Well, [the Incubator] has air-conditioning, which is always plus!” Vosovic told Ally Betkar from The Cut. He also is reminded of a response once given by supermodel Karen Elson: “‘The reality is, in fashion everyone’s going home to a fourth-floor walk-up in Brooklyn…’”
Serendipity: One of the original 10 designers chose to decline involvement in the Incubator program. By this time, Vosovic meets the two-year minimum requirement and is soon invited to join one of the best “nurseries” for new fashion designers!
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity and to have been chosen to represent the program,” says Vosovic. “In just the few short months I’ve been a part of the CFDA Incubator my business plan has been refined, my design focus sharpened and my brand’s visibility raised. I can’t wait to see what two years brings!”
All designs by Daniel Vosovic. Photos used with permission.