Fashion start-ups were beaming on the runways at the Armory on Lexington the other week at the charity fashion show, Raise Cache, to raise over $100,000 for HackNY.
HackNY is the organization that aims to create and empower the next generation of technologists for the New York tech community through both fellows programs and student hack-a-thons.
The tech fashion show was a beautiful display of New York's ability to bring fashion, technology, art, and culture together under one very large roof (there were still sparkles on the ground from the Victoria's Secret fashion show the week prior). Established fashion tech companies like Rent the Runway, Proper Cloth, Market Publique, and Birchbox, and emerging fashion tech companies like theCOOLS, Quincy, and my own, Carrie Hammer were featured. There were no models to be seen at this show; the founders all rocked the catwalk!
Raise Cache was an enthusiastic display as to why New York is a great place to launch your start-up, particularly if you are in the art or fashion realm. As a founder of a fashion start-up, it reinforced why I chose New York as my founding city!
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