DESIGNER IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Ready to be a Fashion Entrepreneur?

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 2 year program is geared towards start up fashion brands and entrepreneurs who are at the early stage of their business setup
OBJECTIVES –
  • – To Provide all the tools required for candidates to establish a sustainable fashion business
  • – To equip fashion entrepreneurs and start-ups with requisite technical expertise, business knowledge and access to professional network and finance to launch and grow internationally competitive brands.

Program Offering

Admin and Legal Services

  • – Commercial Registration application processing and CR address
  • – Work space and shared administrative services
  • – Access to legal professionals who will provide legal aid
  • – Trademark, patent & IP advisory

Expert Fashion Industry Guidance

  • Provide Trend forecasting insights for the entire year.
  • Provide Design process workshops and expert guidance
  • Create the Collection line sheet, Size Chart and Quantity Breakdown documents
  • Production Planning
  • Create a Look book with professional photo shoot.

Business Support Guidance

  • Expert advisory
  • Provide Workshops and Expert Mentoring to create a feasible fashion business plan
  • Develop business strategy based on the workshops provided to create a business model to follow to ensure the brand growth
  • Pitching events and Seed Funds
  • Access to networking events to interact with industry experts and retailers

Technical Services

  • Sampling (T&C)
  • Access to fabric companies and accessories companies for sourcing of different materials required for the collection.
  • Fit Size Chart
  • Sourcing Production(T&C)

Marketing and Branding

  • Guide the incubatee in building solid customer relationships and exceed expectations
  • Guide the incubate on how to pinpoint the best prospects to power business growth
  • Advertisement and promotion
  • Access to local and international exhibitions
  • Access To Fashion Shows/Fashion Weeks
  • Access to concept stores
  • Access to E-Commerce Platform

Branding Services

  • Provide workshops and guidance to create the right strategy for their brand
  • Guide the incubatee in organizational planning utilizing inside and outside resources to deliver their unique value proposition to customers and achieve competitive advantage.
  • Brand Development

Seasonal Review

  • Provide insights into brand directions in relation to the brand identity to ensure that there is overall brand
  • Collection Direction Review
  • Market Research Review
  • Business Plan Review

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Applicant Eligiblity

  • – 18 years of age or older by the application deadline date
  • – Knowledge or inclination in fashion is preferred
  • – Open to launching a fashion brand
  • – Dynamic and Enthusiastic

Application Guidelines

  • – Fill out the application form
  • – Complete an interview with Bahrain Fashion Incubator Representative
  • – Prepare a Business Plan
Idea & Design Assessment

Draw from inspiration an idea or concept that meets the themes set in the program, has clear customer target and offering (e.g. casual, athleisure, party etc.) and will potentially have commercial appeal

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Design Sketch

Designers to choose colour chart, material and propose size variation.

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Pattern Making

Develop design patterns manually and CAD.

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Produce Gold Sample

Integrate material into the design and ensure accurate fit sample.  It’s the sample where are issues related to design and production are fixed.

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Size Set Sample

Produce sample for each size variation

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Define Production Sample

Develop clear production sample order sheet for each size variation with clear description and instructions.

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Develop Sales Sample

It’s the high-quality perfect sample that will be used in photoshoots presented to judges and potential buyers and featured on the runway.

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Runway Show

Final live presentation of the collection to the media, buyers, consumers and industry followers.

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