XRC Cohort 4 companies selected by CFDA, Accessories Council


CFDA and Accessories Council just announced the top up-and-coming designers selected for the inaugural Elaine Gold Launch Pad business innovation program. The program focuses on assisting emerging designers who are in business from zero to three years, launch careers in apparel, accessories, jewelry or textiles and knitwear.

Among the selected designers are our Lucy Jones, CEO of Ffora; and Ali Rose & Jack Burns of the affiliate company Genusee; both companies from our fourth class.

Members of the jury included our Program Director, Carly-Ann Fergus, along with extraordinary experts from the industry, such as Brad Schmidt, Cadet; Colette Malouf; Greg Armas, Assembly New York; Jake Sargent, Soft Matter Ventures; John Jones, Fjord, Accenture; Karen Giberson, Accessories Council; Keanan Duffty, Polimoda; Leila Larijani, Elaine Gold, Accessories Council; Steven Kolb, CFDA, Lisa Smilor, CFDA; Marshall Cheek, Tory Burch; Rebecca Minkoff, and Sara Kozlowski, CFDA.

Click here to read more in WWD.

Evan Polivy