Apparel Insights with J. Skyler Fernandes
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Apparel Insights with J. Skyler Fernandes

  • FIT - Dubinsky Student Center, 8th floor

A conversation with J. Skyler Fenrnandes, 
Founder and Former Managing Director of Simon Venture Group

J. Skyler Fernandes is ranked as a Powerlist 100 VC and the Founder of One Match Ventures, his personal angel fund and platform for sharing entrepreneurial resources.  

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Sustainable Futures: Reinventing the Fashion System
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Sustainable Futures: Reinventing the Fashion System

  • The New School Klein Conference Room Floor 5 Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

Join The Luxury Society and the New York Fashion and Retail Association for a conversation featuring innovators in fashion, retail, and luxury. The talk will address new business models, shifting consumer needs, and systemic industry disruptions caused by technology, the environment, and the changing global economy.

Panelists include Stephanie Benedetto, Founder & CEO of Queen of Raw, an online sustainable materials marketplace for suppliers and designers and Cristina Ottaviano, who launched her eponymous line after working for the likes of Marchesa and Marc Jacobs. 

The panel will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 13th, and will be moderated by Parsons professor and NYFRA founder José Chan, with opening remarks from The Luxury Society.

Please register here by Friday, December 9th.

Pauline Brown
Sep
27
6:00 pm18:00

Pauline Brown

  • SUNY Global Center

FIT's Graduate Program, Global Fashion Management, in collaboration with the New York Fashion and Retail Association, continues its lecture series featuring industry thought leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

Pauline Brown
Retired Chairman of North America for LVMH Inc. 

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Fashion Career Expo
Sep
14
10:00 am10:00

Fashion Career Expo

  • Metropolitan Pavillion

Fashion Career Expo

If you are a Fashion Professional with at least 2 years experience then you’re invited to interview for hundreds of hot jobs all in one day with top brands.

Please invite your friends or colleagues looking to upgrade their fashion industry career.

Admission Requirements:
$10 to Enter
Must have two years of fashion industry experience
Interview for a wide variety of exciting jobs for retail management, designers, buyers, merchandisers, planners, sales and much more…

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Networking Happy Hour for Fashion & Retail Professionals
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Networking Happy Hour for Fashion & Retail Professionals

  • Swift Hibernian Lounge

Join us on Wednesday, June 29th, from 7 - 9 PM and network with fellow NYC-based fashion and retail industry professionals.  

This event features an hour of organized "speed networking" to allow attendees to mix and mingle with the full group; plus an informal Happy Hour to connect further over cocktails and conversation.

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Talk & Walkthrough: Brooks Brothers Family
Jun
16
1:00 pm13:00

Talk & Walkthrough: Brooks Brothers Family

  • Museum of the City of New York

NYFRA is a co-sponsor of the "Talk & Walkthrough: Brooks Brothers Family" event at the Museum of the City of New York.
 
This tour will focus on the exhibition’s portraits of the children and grandchildren of Henry Sands Brooks, who launched the Brooks Brothers clothing brand in Manhattan in 1818. Known for introducing the ready-to-wear suit to American customers, Brooks Brothers has outfitted 39 American Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln (who was assassinated wearing a Brooks Brothers coat). 
 
Register online at mcny.org/programs

Use the code PIC for $10 tickets (regularly $20)

Networking Happy Hour for Fashion & Retail Professionals
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Networking Happy Hour for Fashion & Retail Professionals

  • Swift Hibernian Lounge

Join us on Wednesday, April 13th, from 7 - 9 PM and network with fellow NYC-based fashion and retail industry professionals.  This event features an hour of organized "speed networking" to allow attendees to mix and mingle with the full group; plus an informal Happy Hour to connect further over cocktails and conversation.

$12 admission includes voucher for one drink and covers gratuity.  Attendees must check in with NYFRA hosts upon arrival at the venue in order to receive their drink vouchers.  We encourage guests to arrive promptly at 7 PM in order to take advantage of the speed networking!

Must be 21 or older to attend.  Guests will be asked to a valid government  issued I.D. when they check in to receive their drink voucher.  Tickets are non-refundable.

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Stephen Sadove
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Stephen Sadove

  • SUNY Global Center

FIT's Graduate Program, Global Fashion Management, in collaboration with the New York Fashion and Retail Association, continues its lecture series featuring industry thought leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

Stephen Sadove
Retired Chairman & CEO of Saks Incorporated

Please save the date for the next NYFRA and GFM event

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Erica Russo
Jun
17
6:30 pm18:30

Erica Russo

  • FIT, Feldman Center Board Room, 9th floor

FIT's Graduate Program, Global Fashion Management, in collaboration with the New York Fashion and Retail Association, continues its lecture series featuring industry thought leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

 

Erica Russo is Operating Vice President/Fashion Director of Accessories and Cosmetics at Bloomingdales. Overseeing handbags, shoes, jewelry, watches, intimate apparel, hosiery, and cosmetics, Russo is responsible for discovering and setting the trends, recognizing emerging designers, and ultimately bringing the top and most stylish merchandise to Bloomingdale’s. From the city streets of New York, to the international runways of Milan and Paris, Russo travels the globe to find the latest in accessories and cosmetics. Russo started her career at Bloomingdale’s as an intern, followed by the Executive Training Program. She progressed through the merchant career path and was promoted to Buyer, Women's Sleepwear in 2003 and later promoted to Daywear Buyer. In 2007, Erica was named Buyer, Women's Trend Jewelry where she remained until being promoted to Operating Vice President/Fashion Director of Accessories and Cosmetics in 2013.
 

June 17th, FIT Feldman Center Board Room | 6:30pm | $10 
Coffee and tea will be served

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Kevin Ryan
Sep
30
6:30 pm18:30

Kevin Ryan

  • SUNY Global Center

FIT's Graduate Program, Global Fashion Management, in collaboration with the New York Fashion and Retail Association, continues its lecture series featuring industry thought leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

Kevin Ryan, Chairman and Founder of GILT
9/30/2014 | SUNY Global Center | 6:30pm

Kevin P. Ryan is the Chairman and Founder of GILT, an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices.  

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Piers Fawkes
Jun
11
6:30 pm18:30

Piers Fawkes

  • Fashion Institute of Technology

FIT's Graduate Program, Global Fashion Management, in collaboration with the New York Fashion and Retail Association, continues its lecture series featuring industry thought leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs.

Piers Fawkes, Founder & President PSFK
6/11/2014 | FIT Campus | 6:30pm

Global Brand Strategist and Emerging Trends Analyst, Piers Fawkes, is the Founder of PSFK: a consortium consisting of a business and innovation consultancy (PSFK Labs), an annual emerging trends report, a daily news site, and an annual conference that brings together creative thought leaders and change makers. With a look to the future, his insights on trends cross sectors - from design and retail, to health and gaming - highlighting the evolving use and impact of technology.

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