Global Fashion Managementís seminars with partner schools in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong/ China encourage cultural exchange, exploration, and discovery in three of the most important regions in the world for apparel production, design, and commerce. The rigorous schedules focus on understanding the business of the apparel industry through lectures, site visits, case studies, and social interaction with colleagues, faculty, and executives. In each seminar, weíll learn about the respective regionís priorities and core competencies in remaining competitive in the rapidly-evolving apparel and fashion industry.
The New York seminar (first semester) concentrates on New York City design and designers, e-and m-commerce and marketing, industry finance, licensing, retail practices, and business strategy. Past speakers include Neil Cole, CEO Iconix; Jeffry Aronsson, Chief Executive, Chado Ralph Rucci; Marty Staff, former CEO, Hugo Boss and American Apparel; Paul Charron, former CEO Liz Claiborne; Diane Ellis, President and COO, Brooks Brothers; and Rick Darling, CEO, LFUSA (Li & Fung). Cast Studies have included Luca Luca, Blue Fly, Jean Yu, and Tucker by Gaby Basora.