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Are you interested in reading fashion news about haute couture, prêt-à-porter and avant-garde clothing? We hope so because you will learn about these topics as well as find style reports about emerging designers, new lifestyle brands, cutting edge fabrics, and much more. Anything relevant to the fashion industry is open for discussion.

Enjoy the fashion blog to obtain your daily dose of inspiration. Keep your wardrobe as trendy as your mind.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Fashion for Profit Seminar Series

Fashion for Profit Seminar Series at the MAGIC fashion industry trade show.

Frances Harder and her team will be presenting again this year at MAGIC.  They have gathered some of the top experts in the fashion industry to help you learn everything from launching your fashion business to financing, production and trends. 

Sunday, February 11th
Room N250 - LVCC
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ins and Outs of Launching a Brand: Avoiding Major Mistakes 

Why do some brands succeed, and others fail?  Even the most well-known designer brands have gone “under” due to poor strategies and business practices.  Our speakers will share their years of experiences (both good and bad) in fashion and guide you along a path that may prepare your team and your brand for future success.                                                       

Speakers:  Martine Melloul, Former Executive Vice President BCBG Max Azria Group, Mary Wilberding CO-FOUNDER, ONE-WORLD APPAREL INC. & President, of DKNY Jeans, Charlie Brown, President, Karlie Clothes.com

Moderator:  Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc., 
Sourcing Lounge Sessions

Sunday, February 11th
Booth # 62100
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Sourcing Product Development and Production

Learn the basics of supply chain management, what to bring with you to sourcing and the proper questions to ask when sourcing production of your goods.

Speakers: Jess Crane Design, Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing, Julia Szkiba, Be Kind to the Animal Planet.

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

Monday, February 12th
Sourcing Lounge
10:00am – 10:30am
Sourcing and Finance – Do You Have the Funds in Place?

Launching a new brand can be very costly. Learn from the financial experts how to prepare yourself before you dive in head first and find you don’t have the funds to grow or produce.

Speakers: Rob Greenspan, Greenspan Consult; Don Nunnari, President, Factor Finder Inc.,

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

11:00am - 11:30am
Sourcing for Made in the USA

There are many benefits to sourcing domestic production then exporting “MADE IN AMERICA”. Learn the important sourcing tips from the experts. THE WORLD LOVES our styles & “MADE IN THE USA”.

Speakers: Kim Bang, US Trade & Commerce, Trish Concannon, About Sources; Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing 

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Legal Aspects Sourcing

Learn how to protect your brand and your intellectual property before you source your goods and produce them, either domestically or internationally.

Speaker: Farah Bhatti, Shareholder Buchalter Nemer

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Technical Expertise for Manufacturing Success

This seminar will cover everything from swimwear, activewear, childrenswear, sportswear, and menswear. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer.  Several aspects will be covered including: pattern design (how to save money), common issues (and ways to problem solve), technical packs, samples, grading/sizing (specific to types of garments), cutting, and manufacturing. 

Speaker: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs.

Moderator:Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

Tuesday, February 13th
10:00am - 10:30am
Fundamentals of Sourcing

This session will cover the basic information that will help to achieve a smooth supply chain management and the proper questions to ask when sourcing production of your goods. 

Speakers: Trish Concannon, About Sources, Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing, Jacqueline Snyder, Design Consulting Co Op. 

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

11:00am - 11:30am
Sourcing and Factoring Orders

This session will explain funding production through the traditional factoring process and how it protects your company while helping it grow.

Speaker: Don Nunnari, President Factor Finder.

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

1:00pm - 1:30pm
What is Trending – Production Methods and Logistics

This session will examine the many new methods of production and logistics that selling online has created. With “speed to market” being the demand for retailers and buyers, this session will explain the latest innovations that are enabling manufacturers to achieve these new demands for manufacturers.  

Speakers: Peter Kilduff Ph.D. Interim Associate Dean, Don B Huntley College of Agriculture, Cal Poly Pomona, Chad Schofield, Chief Digital Officer of BoxC Logistics, Inc. Patrick Clark, Nexwave, Klievenk North America.

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

2:30pm - 3:00pm
What is Trending? – BIOFASHION, 3D Printing, High Performance Fabric

This session will discuss the new textile trends that have evolved, which is changing the way clothes are constructed, and from what! BIOFASHION...everything from the leather like material that just was released by Modern Meadow, or Bolt Thread with their yarn grown from yeast that has been used by Stella McCartney, or materials made from left overs such as orange-peel fibers, pineapple "leather" and Schoeller's Corkshell™ are impacting these trends in the apparel industry.

Speaker: Kristine Upesleja, Innovative Textiles & Materials Manager at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA, and founder of consulting firm Madisons-Innovative Materials    http://madisonsinnovative.com.

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

Wednesday, February 14th  
10:30am – 11:00am
Trend Watch

This session will discuss the new trends that are trending in 2018. Trends are not so obvious as they once were. Trends today are about “Life Styles” and your own art of merchandising, your own style and your own “brand”.   

Speaker: Jacqueline Snyder, The Product Boss. 

Moderator: Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc.,

Learn more about Fashion for Profit at www.fashionforprofit.com

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