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Faces and Places in Fashion

The "Faces & 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.

Spring 2016 Lecture Dates
January 25 - Class Introduction, Joshua Williams
February 1 - Gilles Montezin, fashion designer
February 8 - David Zyla, stylist, color specialist, and author
February 15 - President's Day, no classes
February 22 - Betina Holte, designer
February 29 - Bo Guo, Founder of Designow
March 7 - Tara St. James, sustainable designer
March 14 - Threads, The Documentary, Cathy Stevulak, Director/Producer
March 21 - Spring recess, no classes
March 28 - Keanan Dufty, designer
April 4 - James Aguiar, National Fashion Director, Modern Luxury
April 11 - Lisa Padovani, film & television costume designer
April 18 - Yuli Ziv, Founder and CEO of Style Coalition
April 25 - John Collins, director of women's ready-to-wear, Bergdorf Goodman
May 2 - Patrick Schmitz, Founder and CEO of Muirbury & Co.
May 9 - Fashion Service Network panel discussion
May 16 - Last day of classes, final exam due (no speaker)

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

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