Introduction


New York’s Bulletin in Soho played host to the first edition of Société Fashion’s Accelerator Program ­­– a scheme the supports up-and-coming fashion designers by offering a year-long prize package that includes networking opportunities, media coverage and business mentioning, with the goal of helping the designers thrive in the international marketplace.

Twelve designers were shortlisted and six designers were crowned the winners of the 2017 Société Fashion Accelerator Program  judged by committee of fashion professionals that are shaping fashion not just in New York, but around the world including Head of Société Fashion, Martyna Panczak; CFDA Vice President, Lisa Smilor; Publisher of the Daily Front Row, Mark Tevis; fashion photographer, Frederic Pinet; US Fashion Director of ORDRE, Stephanie Kirtley and President of Launchmetrics, Eddie Mullon.

 

Bulletin Soho also hosted the first international Pop Up Store by Société Fashion, where New Yorkers could have shopped for garments by pre- selected designers.