Around the World, with W Hotels and the CFDA Fashion Incubator Designers!


In continuation of their partnership with W Hotels, the CFDA Fashion Incubator designers are going on the road in search of inspiration!

Each designer is packing their bags and prepping for a week-long Inspiration Trip to the W Hotel of their choice as a catalyst to start creating their Spring 2014 collections.

“One of the interesting aspects of our partnership with W Hotels is how the brand can help to create global exposure for our Fashion Incubator designers,” said Steven Kolb, Chief Executive Officer of the CFDA. “We thank W Hotels for sending our designers on these incredible inspiration trips and adding this unique layer to the Fashion Incubator program.”

So, where's everyone off to?

  • Burkman Bros. + Jonathan Simkhai – W Bangkok
  • Emanuela DucaW Doha Hotel & Residences
  • Daniel Vosovic and Reece Solomon of Reece Hudson –W Istanbul
  • Timo Weiland and Whitney Pozgay of WHIT-W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
  • Arielle Shapiro of Ari Dein – W St. Petersburg
  • Isaora – W Seattle, W San Francisco and W San Diego
  • Number:Lab – W Barcelona

It's inevitable that a bit of wanderlust and jealousy or fomo will inevitably come thanks to the designers' Twitter and Instagram pages. So you can follow along, W Hotels will be curating a visual history of the trips! Check for all the travel fun and a peek into what Spring 2014 will look like in the CFDA Fashion Incubator.