NextStyler, a Naples, Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers, has raised €500k in seed funding.
The company, which is in the process to raise its Series A round, is using the funds to launch the service.
Led by Maurizio Palumbo and Mary Palomba, NextStyler is a worldwide showcase for emerging fashion designer to show their creativity and start their career, and a shop for all the fashion lovers, who are part of the creation process of the collections (see here how it works).
In May 2011, the startup has been selected by Rome, Italy-based incubator Enlabs held by LVenture and Meta Group. They also won the contest “Web Factor–Show me your best!”, and the Mind The Bridge Business Plan Competition 2011.