DESIGNER RETREAT 2019
Harlem’s Fashion Row is excited to announce its first ever Designer Retreat! Join us for 3 days of provocative and informative panels and talks from publicists, buyers, designers, stylists, top brands, and more.
As the only conference created exclusively around the needs of multicultural designers, the Designer Retreat is the perfect place for designers to network with each other, discover funding sources, learn about in-house design roles, and learn about strategies to grow your current design business.
Panels and talks at Nikes NYC Corporate Office on creating great design, marketing strategies, and communicating powerful storytelling that leads to exceeding sales goals. Lunch will be served. This day will end in dinner.
Our group will be split into 2 tracks hitting the city in our Nike's going to 3 corporate offices to get the inside scoop on what it's takes to get in retail, be covered in press, market to the right customers,and more!
Building a Successful Brand from the Ground Up
Styling Hacks to get Your Line Noticed
Marketing the "right" Way Online to increase Sales
Funding and Unique Business Opportunities
Managing Production & Finding Manufacturers
Powering Your Brand Story to Increase Sales
A Successful Designer's Story
Day 1 - Dinner
Working in House
Schedule Day 2
HFR Backstage Pass
We will hit the best fashion businesses in the city to learn from the masters in this industry.
There will be 2 tracks for designers to choose from and each will feature 3 locations. Google NYC Corporate Offices (confirmed), Intermix Corporate Office (confirmed), and Dapper Dan's Gucci Atelier (tentative). Three other amazing stops are in the process of being confirmed.
Schedule Day 3
Pillates with Nike Trained Athlete
Bubbly & Breathing Brunch
Day 1 & 2 Passes
$495 limited time
Access to all daytime panels, talks and activations
HFR Backstage Pass in the City
Excludes Dinner & Day 3
$595 limited time
The Entire Retreat including All 3 Days
Bubbly and Breathing Brunch
Is this retreat for designers only?
Yes, this retreat is for designers only. This includes designers of all categories including footwear, jewelry, handbags, accessories, clothing, and headwear.
What are the requirements for attending?
You must be a designer with a line that's being sold currently (online or in store) or a designer that's working in-house for a brand now.
Can I get a refund?
We are not offering refunds for the retreat, however you can get a credit toward the next HFR event.
Can I attend as press?
This event is very exclusive and unfortunately we are not allowing anyone to attend as press that's not pre-approved by our sponsor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is there an age restriction?
No, there is not an age restriction if you meet the requirements.
Is there a host hotel?
No, we will not have a host hotel for this event. We suggest staying in mid-town Manhattan, however all of our locations will be close to a subway stop. We will provide details on how to get to each venue on the subway.
Can I bring someone with me?
Each ticket allows for one person. You are not allowed a guest to this retreat.
How should I dress?
Our presenting sponsor is Nike, so feel free to wear a pair of Nike's each day. Please be comfortable and fashionable.
Will lunch be served?
Lunch will be served on the first day. You may be responsible for your lunch on day 2.
Who do I email with additional questions?
Please email Deondra Henderson at email@example.com with any additional questions.
How are designers chosen for the retreat?
To provide this rare designer experience, it is also vital that we curate the guests in attendance to ensure it's an incredible experience for everyone. We also want to ensure equal levels of experience to give this opportunity to designers across the board. We have limited space available for 75 designers. Upon review, you will be notified within 1- 2 business days. Once we are at capacity, the application will not be available.
HFR DESIGNER RETREAT
June 27 - June 29, 2019
Nike HQ, New York, NY