The Cut Collective

2800 Woodlawn Dr. Ste. 192 Hon., HI 96822 USA

8774984981

A fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing

independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their

production process, transform local manufacturing into the most

affordable, innovative option for all, and provide select high-value,

high-quality products directly to the consumer.

The application process for the Fashion Immersive 2015 is now closed.  
Connect with the selected participants of the Fashion Immersive 2015 on our Facebook & Instagram!

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SELECTION PROCESS (2015)

STEP 1: Submission of materials for inclusion of program; participants are asked to submit the following materials for consideration: 

1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume Biography
2. General Excise Tax License/DCCA registered business name
    *If you need assistance with registering your business, please contact us immediately at
    CL-FI@thecutcollectivehi.com or call 808.497.8400
3. Portfolio of brand concept + collection
4. Minimum 5-page Business Plan
5. 2-page Synopsis
6. Completed Application and signed Release Form
7. (OPTIONAL) Portfolio of previous work

This material will be reviewed and assessed by CL/FI Program Director and partners. Up to 10 “Participants” may be chosen from the submissions.

STEP 2: CL/FI Program Director forwards the Applicants’ information to CL/FI selection board. They will weigh in and aid the Program Director and staff in choosing up to 10 Participants. Applicants will be graded on the following areas:

1. Creativity - Uniqueness of brand, originality/progressiveness of concepts, and execution of designs.
2. Overall business knowledge/acumen
3. Commitment to business and personal success
4. Passion for the CL/FI program, peers, and community
5. Past achievements related to the industry

STEP 3: The CL/FI Program Coordinator informs Applicants as to which of them have been chosen to participate in the 2015 CL/FI.
**Applicants who will not be advancing will be informed.


GRADING RUBRIC (2015)

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY - 10 POINTS

Level of the applicants passion not only for their ow success, but the success of their peers and the local industry as a whole to move forward.

COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS - 20 POINTS

Dedication level of applicant to the success of their business and their potential to achieve success in the industry

DESIGN INNOVATION - 30 POINTS

Overall innovation, quality, and execution of designs and marketing concepts.

BUSINESS AND BRAND IDENTITY - 30 POINTS

Viability of the applicant's business plan and brand identity in the industry's marketplace.

TOTAL: 100 POINTS

PROFESSIONALISM - 10 POINTS

Overall organizational and professional skills of the applicant.


SELECTION BOARD (2015)

BLISS LAU

Fine Jewelry Designer at BLISS LAU and
Educator at Parsons School of Design

FRANCES HARDER

Founder of Fashion Business Incorporated and
Author of Fashion for Profit

GEORJA SKINNER

Chief Office of Creative Industries Division
DBEDT at State of Hawaii

ROBBIE MELTON

Executive Director and CEO of
High Technology Development Corporation

LAUREN PRIMIANO

Entrepreneur-in-Residence of mbloom

PONO CHONG

Vice President of Business Advocacy
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

BRIE THALMANN

Managing Fashion Editor at HONOLULU Magazine

STACEY MAKIYA

Senior Fashion Editor at HONOLULU Magazine

KEOLA RAPOZO

Creative Director and Co-Founder of FITTED Hawaii

MARK TSUDA

CEO of JAMS World


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