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Faces and Places in Fashion

Part presentation, part Q&A, the "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series is an opportunity to connect students and the public alike to the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.


FIT's Department of Design is proud to offer the "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series, part of course CL-112. The lecture series is a forum for prominent fashion professionals, including executives, designers and marketers to discuss their trade, their experience and their perspective on the business. Held in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater (D Building, Corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue), the series is also open to the general public. Mondays, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Presently, this course is being taught by Joshua Williams. With a master's degree in Global Fashion Management from FIT, Professor Williams has over ten years experience as a creative director, stylist, and producer.

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Spring 2015

January 26th – Introduction, Joshua Williams

February 2nd – James Rhee, President, Ashley Stewart

February 9th –  Mark Weber, Donna Karan International (Consultant, Former CEO)

February 16th – No Classes, President’s Day

February 23rd  -- Lily & Elisa Mandelbaum, Founders,

March 2nd – Sarah Hall, Founder, Sarah Hall Productions  (FIT Alum ‘94, AAS Advertising and Communications)

March 9th –  Aparna Dasgupta, Founder/Consultant, Life Stylist NYC  (FIT Alum ’06, AAS and BFA, Fashion Design) with Stephanie Benedetto, Founder Paper No.9 & Queen of  Raw

March 16th –  Sandy Saccullo, Founder/President, One Clique (Film Screening & Q&A)

March 23rd – Dawnn Shawn, Fashion Psychology

March 30th – No Classes, Spring Recess

April 6th – James Rhee - CEO, Ashley Stewart

April 13th – Stefan Siegel, Founder, Not Just A Label

April 20th –Gilles Montezin Designer, Dallas Shaw Design
(Class will take place in D207)

April 27th – Alexandra d’Archangelo (Edit Shows) & Lizette Chin (MRketshow)

May 4th – Melissa Rubini, Fashion & Style Director, InStyle

May 11th – Fashion Service Network panel


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