We are thrilled to announce that Macy’s has selected Dur Doux to show in its Red Dress Collection show during New York Fashion Week 2018!

Each year, Macy’s hosts the Red Dress Collection show to benefit the American Heart Association. Everyone involved in the show, from the fashion enthusiasts to the celebrity models to the designers themselves, demonstrate support for women’s heart health.

In the 2017 show, the DC Fashion Incubator was honored that supermodel Veronica Webb walked the runway in a dress by our Designer-in-Residence Amanda Casarez. The DC Fashion Incubator connected Amanda to Macy’s for this incomparable and memorable opportunity.

Supermodel Veronica Webb walks in a design by Amanda Casarez, a Designer-in-Residence in the inaugural cohort at the DC Fashion Incubator. 

Dur Doux is an upscale fashion brand that translates into hard-soft, or edgy-elegant. Its signature style includes avante garde shapes, exquisite details, and unusual fabrication. The daughter-mother leadership team of Najla A. Burt (Creative Director) and Cynthia L. Burt (Co-Designer) have personally experienced the pain of a heart health struggle in their family that began several years ago. “Our entire family has worked as a team to continually learn more about heart disease and [makes] advocating for cures a top priority,” they explain.

Dur Doux entered three design sketches in the competition. Dur Doux’s signature style shines through in each image. In the first design, a flowing full-length gown with feminine ruffles is punctured with cut-outs revealing the figure’s curves – a classic example of the Dur Doux brand’s juxtaposition of elegance and edginess.

Dur Doux’s three designs sent to Macy’s, to compete for a spot in the Red Dress Collection show alongside other designers from across the nation. 

Congratulations to Dur Doux, and to the many designers who created highly competitive entries for the show this year! Be on the lookout for posts as the show draws closer.

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