The AFINGO FASHION FORUM is an industry event series hosting fashion leaders and entrepreneurs to socialize and share their expertise.
AFINGO FASHION FORUM NY
Thursday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
678 Hudson Street (Meatpacking District)
This exclusive pre-party will be held for full-day pass holders only to kick off the event. This cocktail reception will give attendees an opportunity to connect with other designers and fashion enthusiasts over drinks at a retail location.
Students attending the Pre-Party must show ID upon entering.
AFINGO FASHION FORUM NY
Friday, April 1st
Registration: Opens at 9 AM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Katie Murphy Ampitheatre, FIT (Building D)
01 FASHION INNOVATION
02 SUSTAINABILITY + PHILANTHROPY
03 READY TO LAUNCH YOUR LINE?
04 SOCIAL MEDIA + PUBLICITY
05 ICONIC WISDOM: NICK AXELROD IN CONVERSATION WITH CYNTHIA ROWLEY
Panels and Schedule:
FASHION INNOVATION: Industry iconoclasts turn the traditional business model on its head, bringing to light new methods to build a business, reach consumers, and distribute product. (9:30 - 10:30 AM)
NETWORKING/BREAK (10:30 - 11:00 AM)
SUSTAINABILITY + PHILANTHROPY: Fashion specialists examine the balance of incorporating eco-friendly and socially-responsible initiatives into the fashion business, finding new ways to be "green" and philanthropic without sacrificing style -- or the bottom line. (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
NETWORKING/BREAK (12:00 - 12:30 PM)
ICONIC WISDOM: NICK AXELROD IN CONVERSATION WITH CYNTHIA ROWLEY: A fashion icon illustrates her successful journey through the fashion industry, recalling the knowledge and experiences that led her to design collections that continue to make lasting impressions, season after season. (12:30 - 1:15 PM)
LUNCH BREAK (1:15 - 2:00 PM)
READY TO LAUNCH YOUR LINE?: Top designers and retailers share their stories and give practical advice on how to effecitively make the leap from sketch to sales, including how to avoid dangerous pitfalls to position a line for success. (2:00 - 3:00 PM)
NETWORKING/BREAK (3:00 - 3:30 PM)
SOCIAL MEDIA + PUBLICITY: PR professionals emphasize the importance of creating a signature identity through publicity, highlighting the top tools for achieving highly valuable exposure. (3:30 - 4:30 PM)
CLOSING REMARKS/NETWORKING (4:30 - 5:00 PM)
Event benefits Goods for Good.
About Goods for Good:
Through partnerships with international corporations and grassroots organizations in the developing world, we are able to provide school supplies, clothing, health and hygiene products and other necessities to orphans and vulnerable children, while at the same time reducing waste at home.
AFINGO empowers the fashion community by supporting fashion entrepreneurs and the businesses that serve them.
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