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Faces and Places in Fashion

The "Faces and Places in Fashion" lecture series provides an opportunity for students, as well as the general public, to connect with the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.

FIT's School of Art and Design is proud to offer CL-112 "Faces & Places in Fashion".  This lecture series is a forum for prominent fashion professionals to discuss their trade, experience, and perspective on the business.  The series is open to the general public and is held from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater (corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue).  This course is taught by Joshua Williams who holds a master's degree in Global Fashion Management from FIT, and has over ten years' experience as a creative director, stylist, and producer.

January 30 - Course Introduction – Joshua Williams
February 6 - Gilles Montezin, haute couture/bridal designer
February 13 - Sayam Kochar, CMO,
February 20 - No Classes - President's Day
February 27 - "Azu" Atsushi Futatsuya - Sashiko artist
March 6 - Julie Conroy, Managing/Creative Director, Hania by Anya Cole
March 13 - Zolaykha Sherzad, designer
March 20 - Meg Flathers, TV shopping personality
March 27 - Fern Mallis, Consultant, Fern Mallis, LLC
April 3 - Liraz Cohen, designer/blogger, Liri Simple Beauty
April 10 -  No classes - Spring Recess
April 17 -  Donald Rattner, AAI, creativity architect
April 24 -  Fern Mallis, Elisa Goodkind & Lily Mandelbaum, founders, StyleLikeU
May 1 - Mick Gochanour, Grammy award winning director, product & composer
May 8 - Julie Burns, Lingerie designer and consultant, Julia B. Studio
May 15 - Fashion Service Network panel discussion
May 22 - Final Exams

Schedule is subject to change.  Guests are welcome and reservations are not necessary.

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