CEO of Macy’s Receives Annual Westphal Award

The CEO of Macy’s Terry Lundgren visited Drexel¬ May 28 l as the 2014 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker. Lundgren was awarded with the third annual Westphal Award from Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award is given to a distinguished, successful and philanthropic individual in… Continued

Philadelphia Designer Incubator

Tucked discreetly in the housewares department in Macy’s Center City is a room that houses what has come to be called the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, a nonprofit organization designed to support emerging Philadelphia-area designers. Elissa Bloom, a fashion industry veteran and executive director of the Incubator, helped launch the program… Continued

Grad earns residency in fashion incubator

After being selected from among numerous local fashion designers, Autumn Kietponglert, a Drexel University graduate, was welcomed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter March 1 as one of five designers to enter Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, based on a similar program launched in Chicago that also partnered… Continued