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Société Fashion Accelerator Program provides creative professional environment to foster Central European fashion talents, and help carefully selected designers to grow. Fully financed by Société and its sponsors, Fashion Accelerator Program offersbusiness mentoring, media coverage, and networking opportunities, helping participants to succeed in brand building and sales on international markets.


  • Primary design business must be based in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia
  • Designer should have at least 3 collections launched on the local market
  • Designer must have a professional team. It can be paid or volunteer
  • Brand needs to have substantial and recent editorial coverage
  • Designer and the team need to commit to further sustain and scale the business
  • Designer and the team need to commit to the program and attend all workshops and seminars

Selection process

To guarantee the selection being as objective as possible, the process is divided into two stages. In the first stage, local industry experts and influencers shortlisted 12 brands and designers based on their applications. The 12 shortlisted designers from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia got a chance to be presented in front of the New York based Selection Committee of top-notch professionals from the fashion industry. On the 8th of June, the Selection Committee chose 6 brands to participate in the Société Fashion Accelerator Program 2017: Bodymaps, Grandpa, Jiri Kalfar, Kata Szegedi, Laformela and Tomcsanyi.

Hungary (only in the webstore)
Jiri Kalfar
Czech Republic
Kata Szegedi
Czech Republic

Selection commitee

The final decision of the 6 brands and designers participating in the program were in the hands of respected industry stakeholders based in New York.

Eddie Mullon | Founder of Fashion GPS and President of Launchmetrics

Frederic Pinet | Fashion Photographer

Stephanie Kirtley | US Fashion Director of ORDRE

Lisa Smilor | Executive Vice President at CFDA

Mark Tevis | Publisher at Daily Front Row

Martyna Panczak | Head of Société Fashion

Pop up Store

Our first pop up store was hosted by Bulletin Soho in NYC, where for 2 weeks selected pieces of shortlisted designers were available to purchase. Bulletin is an innovative retail startup that was featured on WWD, TechCrunch and Girlboss.

Stay tuned for updates where we will pop up next!


March 2017
Call for applications to the Accelerator program
April - May 2017
Selection period
June 2017
Announcement of the 6 winners

October 2017
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Central Europe Full program
March 2018
5-day long session in Budapest Full program
May 2018
5-day long session in Budapest Full program

July 2018
5-day long session in Budapest Full program
September 2018
Paris Fashion Week Showroom and Press Event Full program
November 2018
Closing Ceremony


Please note that applications to the Société Fashion Accelerator Program 2017 are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email us at accelerator@societebudapest.com.

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