Earlier this year, Cadillac announced it had forged an alliance with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to set up a Retail Lab complete with physical space at the brand’s Cadillac House in New York City. Today, the next class of designers has been announced for said space.
Cadillac and the CFDA announced the next five designers to take part in the Retail Lab mentorship program: Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Tanya Taylor, Pamela Love and Prabal Gurung. Each will be a part of the 2016 and 2017 rotation with three months allotted in physical retail space.
“We’re excited to be the next brand participating in the CFDA’s Retail Lab at Cadillac House,” said Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs. “As we formulate our plans to open the first Cushnie et Ochs retail store, it will be immensely helpful for us to learn from the experience of opening and operating a pop-up retail location and to benefit from the guidance and expertise of the Retail Lab’s mentoring team.”
The designers are selected through a competitive application process to gain experience under well-known fashion experts. Retail Lab is also supported by way of store fixtures provided by Alu, mannequins from DK Display, hangers from Henry Hangers and innovative technology and retail business solutions from Prism, Axis and KWI.
If you’re in the neighborhood, Cadillac would love to have you. The Retail Lab is located at 330 Hudson Street in New York City.