Backstage at the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} Showcase

CFDA Backstage at the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} Showcase

To celebrate the first W fashion showcase for the new CFDA {Fashion Incubator} class, the group of emerging designers did as the locals in Dallas, Texas always do – they went big. Whether it was exploring local museums, shopping locally, or lounging at W Dallas – Victory, the designers got to soak up the city’s culture before getting to work on the showcase.

A pop-up shop highlighting the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} class’ newest collections were on display for VIP and buyer appointments, concluding in a stunning presentation featuring 3 models dressed by each designer. From exploring the city to casting models to putting on the final touches, We go backstage with The Coveteur as the new CFDA {Fashion Incubator} designers get ready to show off looks the fashion world will soon come to worship.

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Around Dallas WITH THE CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR}

The gang goes thrifting, eating, and exploring around Dallas, indulging in great art and some inspirational shopping.

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Charles Youseff and the designers of Haus Alkire chill out at W before a day on the town
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Aurora James in thrift heaven
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Ji Oh finding gems at TENOVERSIX
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Thaddeus O'Neil in front of the iconic Richard Phillips sculpture
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Haus Alkire at the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum
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Thaddeus and Aurora taking a breather
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The crew visits the fashion and homeware boutique TENOVERSIX
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Thaddeus gives the local cuisine a rave review

The Designers Prepare For the WCFDA Showcase

The work begins as the designers pick their models, start the fitting process, and get the looks perfect for their W fashion presentation.

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Each designer chose three models to represent their collection
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The walk makes all the difference
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Measuring models for Haus Alkire
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Charrel's Youseff makes alterations
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Making sure the fit is perfect for Aurora James' collection
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Thaddeus snaps a pic for social media

FiniShing Touches Before the Presentation

The designers give us a sneak peek at their exceptional fashion collections before they hit the showcase at W Dallas – Victory.

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Looks from Haus Alkire and Ji Ho
Designs by Ji Ho and Aurora James of Brother Vellies
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Dress by Ji Ho
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Dress by House Alkire
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Dress by Charles Youseff
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Thaddeus O'Niel's final looks
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Details of a dress by Charles Youseff
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Purse by Brother Vellies
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Shows and bags by Brother Vellies
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Final looks from Haus Alkire
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The CFDA {Fashion Incubator} Class 4.0 poses together on stage before the event begins!

Check back for the final looks from the CFDA showcase and an inside scoop about the inspiration behind the collection, from the designers themselves!