bestow: Design Entrepreneurs NYC Holiday Shop to Benefit NY Cares

By November 19, 2013December 6th, 2013Events, Exploits, Fashion, Featured, Shopping & Acquisitions, Street Style

Design Entrepreneurs NYC and Stonehenge Present

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The DENYC Design Collective Holiday Pop-Up
Benefiting New York Cares
Thursday December 5th – Sunday December 15th
101 West 15th Street at 6th Avenue
Opening Night and Launch Party Thursday December 5th, 7-9 pm

In what promises to be a head-turning retail event, 30 prominent alumni of the Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) program are coming together to create an unforgettably chic holiday pop-up boutique that will also benefit New York Cares and serve as a collection site for their winter coat drive. This diverse group of New York fashion designers will be offering an expertly curated mix of unique ready to wear, evening wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories.

Bestow promises to be the premiere New York City destination for acquiring truly special gifts, in part because each designer will be making a 10% donation of all sales to New York Cares. Participants in the DENYC Design Collective include bustling local brands, such as Sarah Canner of Vespertine, Sunghee Bang, Anne Pachan of Cala Ossidiana, Melinda Huff of Mirame, Thea Grant of Bazz de Grant, Sherita of Viscera NY, Angela Gao, Nzinga Knight, Sena Yang of Sena, Auralis Herrero of Auralistudio, and many more. (Full list below.)

Design Entrepreneurs NYC is a free, executive-level program that gives selected designers access to top industry executives and provides them with the skills they need to successfully run a fashion or accessories label.  A partnership between the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, DENYC is committed to New York City’s fashion industry and supporting these talented designers.

New York real estate company Stonehenge Partners is a prominent sponsor of Bestow, helping the DENYC Collective secure the expansive retail space in the heart of the city at 15th Street and 6th Avenue. Marketing Manager Lesley Stern explains why Stonehenge decided to become involved: “As the owner and manager of real estate properties in Manhattan, it is our responsibility to showcase the talents of local artists and designers, who keep this city a true epicenter of culture and trendsetting style. We are thrilled to be able to offer a piece of our available commercial space to The DENYC and New York Cares to bring together creativity, celebration, and philanthropy, and even prouder to have the physical space to cook up something so exciting during this very special season in New York City.”

About Design Entrepreneurs NYC

Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) is a free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run and expand a successful label.  Seventy design businesses have benefited from the DENYC program over the past two years. They span a range of fashion categories, including accessories, shoes, jewelry, children’s wear, men’s apparel, and women’s apparel. 

Design Entrepreneurs NYC is one of six initiatives resulting from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 program to sustain and grow the fashion industry in New York City. The industry chairs for Fashion.NYC.2020 are Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA; Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory; and Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe. Learn more about the Fashion.NYC.2020 program at http://www.nycedc.com/fashion.

About NYCEDC New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Find us on Facebook to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives. Learn more about NYCEDC at www.nycedc.com.

About Stonehenge Partners
Stonehenge Partners is a real estate company, founded over 18 years ago by Ofer Yardeni and Joel Seiden. The Company owns and manages a 27 building portfolio encompassing over 3,000 rental apartments and close to 800,000 square feet of retail, office and garage space. stonehengenyc.com.

Looks by Carrie Parry (Left) Kristi Vosbeck (Right)

Pop-Up Schedule:

Thursday Dec. 5 – Opening Night and Party, from 7-10PM

Friday Dec. 6 from 5-9PM

Sat/Sun Dec 7 – 8, from 11-8 PM

Weekday Evenings: Fri. Dec 6 & Wed. Dec. 10 – Fri Dec. 13, from 5-9 PM

Sat/Sun Dec. 14 -15, from 11-8 PM

Jewelry by Ayaka Nishi (Left) Salt + Stone (Right)

Participating Designers:

Angela Gao
Anne Pachan of Cala Ossidiana
Astrid Bruckner of Astridland
Auralis Herrero of Auralistudio
Ayaka Nishi
Gianna
Jacqueline Stone of Salt and Stone
Karina Kallio of Kallio
Katerina Lankova
Ken Writ of Ken Wroy
Kristi Vosbeck
Layla L’Obatti of Between The Sheets
Mandy Kordal of Kordal
Marcia Budet
Melinda Huff of Mirame
Monisha Raha of Love Is Mighty
Nimet of Soham Dave
Nzinga Knight of Nzinga Knight NY
Rehna Pendse of Design Portfolio
Sandra Murphy of Recollection
Sarah Canner of Vespertine
Sarah Carson of Leota
Sena Yang of Sena
Sherita of Viscera NY
Sunghee Bang
Thaddeus Beals
Thea Grant of Bazz de Grant
Eco Artisan Corp

Verpertine

Astridland

Recollection

Cala Ossidiana

Sena Runaway

Kallio

Marcia Budet

Reborn by Soham Dave

Between the Sheets by Layla Lobatti

Ken Wroy

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