Alumnus Domus Academy selected as a winner of the Elaine Gold Launch Pad contest
Alexis Isabel (Domus Academy Master in Accessories Design alumnus in 2011) won the Elaine Gold Launch Pad business innovation program, a competition created by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Alexis was selected among more than 90 participants thanks to a jury composed by globally recognized brand like: Accenture, Fjord, Polimoda, Assembly New York e Soft Matter Ventures.
The Elaine Gold Launch pad focuses on assisting emerging designers, in business from zero to three years, to launch careers in apparel, accessories, jewelry or textiles and knitwear. Alexis will take part in a six-month virtual residency, which will combine creative and business mentorship with micro awards. The goal of the program is to develop visionary ideas into viable business offerings.
The Elaine Gold Launch pad encourages holistic design and business innovation, sustainability and technology, integrated into product, service and systems. Professional development and practical business will include areas such as brand strategy, finance, value chain, production, retail/commerce and strategic planning.