2019 Fashion Designer Professional Development Seminar

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Rightfully Sewn is proud to announce the 2019 Fashion Designer Professional Development Seminar!


Presented by Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City

Supported by duoFit and City Gym


WE WELCOME ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL AGES FROM OUR FASHION, ENTREPRENEURIAL, AND FITNESS COMMUNITIES AS WE FEATURE THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS:


Keynote Speaker: Katie Warner Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon38 (www.Carbon38.com)

Carbon38 is a luxury active apparel company. The company was started with the vision that women should live their lives on their own terms, build careers on their own terms, raise families on their terms, run companies on their own terms and dress on their own terms.

With a single-minded focus on meeting the needs of the modern American woman, Carbon38 provides the wardrobe and platform for women to blaze their own trail. Carbon38 is a lifestyle brand dedicated to strong, beautiful women everywhere.

The Carbon38 brand has developed a cult-like following within the fitness and fashion worlds.

Katie will speak about: how to build a fashion brand, consumer buying habits, fabric trends, and more!



Joshua Taimoor Nana, President of MTAR LLC (www.kcmtar.com)

MTAR LLC has production facilities in USA, Pakistan, and Guatemala, and ships to over 27 countries throughout the world.

Joshua will speak about: future fashion supply chains, micro factories, closed circuit manufacturing, and more!



Lauren Downing Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, Columbia College Chicago (www.laurendowningpeters.com)

Dr. Downing Peters writes and teaches about the history and culture of plus-size fashion at Columbia College in Chicago, and is Editor-in-Chief for The Fashion Studies Journal, New York, NY. Her degrees include: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) for a Bachelor of Arts, Double-Majoring in Art History and Anthropology (2006-2010); Parsons School of Design, The New School (New York, NY) for a Master of Arts in Fashion Studies (2010-2012); Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) for a Doctor of Philosophy in Fashion Studies (2013-2018).

Dr. Downing Peters will speak about: designing for inclusivity, thinking beyond standardized sizing, and more!


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