- New mentorship program invites emerging fashion designers to compete for CFDA’s first ever AAPI-centric innovation grant.
NEW YORK, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Genesis and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) today announce the CFDA | Genesis House AAPI Design + Innovation Grant, a new mentorship program dedicated to supporting innovation in design within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The initiative provides three rising fashion designers with invaluable education and mentorship from notable industry leaders, along with funding from Genesis, as they are challenged to create a collection highlighting the tension between their Asian heritage and modernity.
As part of the program, Genesis and the CFDA are tapping global fashion and business leaders to serve as design mentors throughout the duration of the challenge, working closely with participants to provide expertise and counsel as they curate their collections. In addition to three lead