Inside the Emerging Talent Programme for BIPOC Designers at Raisefashion
Executive director and founding board member, Felita Harris discusses the non-profit’s brand fellowship programme — an 8-week masterclass for 8 BIPOC designers, conducted by experienced industry advisors and senior executives.
BoF meets four designers from Raisefashion’s brand fellowship programme without formal fashion training, to learn the challenges they have faced in starting a brand and how the non-profit is supporting their venture.
Four designers from Raisefashion’s brand fellowship programme share how the non-profit has enabled the creatives to take their business from strength to strength, and better navigate on-going market challenges today.
Thanks to its sweet-spot pricing and strong brand identity, the cult Parisian label is proof that the original direct-to-consumer, cut-out-the-middleman business model still works. Now, it’s opening a US office and launching new categories like homeware and kids.