PROGRAMS FOR FASHION ENTREPRENEURS
The Runway offers two levels of service, commitment and price, the “Designer-In-Residence” (private studio space with full Runway services) and the “Associate Designer” (select Runway services and space). These are intended to assist fashion-related startup companies with development of their business to help them reach a point where they have a foundation to operate independently and achieve long term success.
The Runway administrative team seek appropriate applicants for our Designer-In-Residence (DIR) and Associate Designer (AD) memberships. Designers who are interested are first required to fill out the ‘application form’ featured above.
Runway applicants should be a Michigan-based company, or an out-of-state business, with plans to relocate and remain headquartered in Lansing or Mid-Michigan area.
The applicant must qualify as a fashion-based company that provides a product or service.
- Fashion / Apparel Designer (in any genre)
- Accessory Designer
- Stylist (Visual, Hair/Makeup)
- Textile Designer
- Fashion Technology
- Apparel and Textile Manufacturer
- Online Retailer
- Fashion Publication
- Fashion Association or Council