FashionistaCon NYC: How to Make it in Fashion (2016)
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FashionistaCon NYC: How to Make it in Fashion (2016)

FashionistaCon NYC: How to Make it in Fashion (2016)

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Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Fashionistacon is a 1-day event featuring career-focused panels, keynote speakers, mentoring sessions, valuable networking, and an amazing gift bag!

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:15 AM                     Check-in / Registration

9:00 AM                       Welcome Remarks, Alyssa Vingan, Executive Editor, Fashionista

9:15 –10:00 AM          Why Menswear Is Having a Moment

Men are upping their spending on fashion like never before, spurring new growth in the category and the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s.  At the same time, many designers are combining their men’s and women’s shows as ideas about gender-specific clothing evolve.  What’s next for this sector?


Jian DeLeon, Senior Menswear Editor, WGSN

Jacob Gallagher, Men's Fashion Editor, Off Duty, The Wall Street Journal
Tom Kalenderian, Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Mens & Chelsea Passage, Barneys New York
Lawrence Schlossman, Brand Director, Grailed
Todd Snyder, President & Founder, Todd Snyder

Moderator: Tyler McCall, Deputy Editor, Fashionista

10:00 –10:15 AM         Break & Networking

10:15  – 11:00 AM       How to Get Your Fashion Label Off the Ground

Starting a fashion brand is one thing – keeping it alive is a whole different challenge.  Designers tell you what you need to know before launching your own label.

Fernando Garcia, Fernando Garcia of MONSE
Laura Kim, Laura Kim of MONSE
Molly Howard, Co-Founder, La Ligne
Rachel Roy, Designer, Rachel Roy

Moderator: Dhani Mau, Editorial Director, Fashionista

11:00 – 11:30 AM           Break + Networking

11:30 AM–12:15 PM       Q&A with Cathy Horyn, Critic-at-Large, The Cut

A conversation with fashion’s most esteemed critic about the state of the industry and the evolving role of the journalists who cover it.

Cathy Horyn, Critic-at-large, The Cut, New York Magazine

Interviewed by Tyler McCall, Deputy Editor, Fashionista

12:15 –12:45 PM              Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 PM                Keynote: Patricia Field

Heralded for single-handedly changing the way women dress through HBO’s “Sex and the City” series – and making Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names in the process – the Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning costume designer has had an impressive career spanning film, television, retail and design.

Patricia Field, Designer, Patricia Field

Interviewed by  Maura Brannigan, Editor, Fashionista

1:30 – 2:15 PM              Designer Keynote: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano, Designer, Christian Siriano

2:15 – 2:45 PM              Break + Networking

2:45 - 3:30 PM               What Does It Mean to Be an Influencer Today?

A new generation of social media savvy professionals are amassing huge online followings and capturing the attention of major brands who want to reach them.

Carla Dunham, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy, Kate Spade
Danielle Bernstein, Digital Influencer, We Wore What

Reesa Lake, Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Digital Brand Architects
Jennifer Powell, Head of Special Bookings, Next Model Management

Moderator: Chantal Fernandez, Senior Editor, Fashionista

3:30 - 4:00 PM            Break + Networking

4:00 - 4:45 PM            Beauty Keynote: Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin, Founder & Creative Director, RODIN olio lusso

Moderator: Stephanie Saltzman, Beauty Editor, Fashionista

4:45 - 5:00 PM          Closing Remarks, Dhani Mau, Editorial Director, Fashionista



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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No age limit but we request that you do not bring babies or young children. 

You must show a photo ID at check-in.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking Locations: 180 West 20th Street, 16 West 16th Street, 140 West 18th Street.


#1 Train - 18th Street stop.  Proceed east to 125 W. 18th Street.

#2 or #3 Trains - 14th Street stop.  Walk north (uptown) to 18th Street and 7th Avenue.  Turn right onto 18th Street and proceed east to 125 W. 18th Street.

A, C, E Trains - 14th Street stop.  Walk north (uptown) on 8th Avenue to 18th Street.  Turn right onto 18th Street.  Crossing over 7th Avenue, proceed to 125 W. 18th Street.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

We recommend that you don't carry too much to the event, especially since you will be leaving with a gift bag.  You will be responsible for your items.  If you would like to take any notes, you can bring a pen, pencil, and note pad. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We encourage you to visit our event websit for all event information.  If you have any questions related to the event location, please contact the Metropolitan Pavilion at 212.463.0200

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Can I update my registration information?

No.  Once you have submitted your registration and received an order confirmation, your order is complete.  If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact our ticket agent, Eventbrite at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We recommend that you bring your printed ticket or access to your ticket via your mobile device.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final.  We cannot refund your ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?



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