AFINGOs Fashion Forum New York is gathering fashion industry innovators.
Back in New York April 1st to host another stand-out symposium, Afingo.com, a pioneering online platform connecting designers with esteemed fashion industry insiders, will host Fashion Forum New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s K.M. Amphitheater.
Liza Deyrmenjian, co-founder and CEO of AFINGO says: “The AFINGO Fashion Forum is a space where the fashion-interested and the fashion expert can meet and both walk away with more knowledgeable ideas and information to help move their respective businesses forward. It mirrors the mission of Afingo.com, bringing that online experience into a real-time environment.”
The event is slated as an all day affair with five themed panels chock full of industry greats such as Keith Pollock, Editorial Director of Elle.com, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart, and Jeffrey Costello & Robert Tagliapietra, co-founders and designers of Costello Tagliapietra, and geared towards a better understanding of the ever-evolving industry. While young designers just starting out (or even in the throes of their career) will gather lots of valuable information attending and networking, seasoned professionals might learn a thing or two as well.
Current panel titles and moderators include: Iconic Wisdom: A Discussion With Designer Cynthia Rowley, Ready To Launch Your Line?, moderated by founder and lead orchestrator of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis, Sustainability & Philanthropy, moderated by Jill Fehrenbacher, Founder of Inhabitat.com, Social Media and Publicity, moderated by Refinery 29’s Editorial Director Christene Barberich, and Innovation, moderated by Ben Fischman, CEO of Rue La La.
According to AFINGO, A portion of the proceeds from both a VIP reception the night before and the day-long series of discussions in New York will benefit the non-profit Goods for Good, “Specifically the organization’s tailor-in-Training program, which reroutes new and unused surplus fabric from the fashion industry to under-resourced vocational training programs in Malawi.”
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