Women and men from across the world (some as far as Bombay) were sitting on the edge of their seats at our first ever “How to Make it in Fashion” conference a few weeks ago. The topic? How to network (the right way) in this competitive industry.
Trust us, the advice was good–and that’s because it came from industry pros like Melanie Bender, co-founder & partner of communications firm Post+Beam, Alisa Gould-Simon, co-founder of style sharing app Pose, Amber Venz, president & co-founder of affiliate link program rewardStyle, John Jannuzzi, a contributing editor at Lucky, and Ruthie Friedlander, the senior digital manager for The Row. They may be young, but they still have years of experience and had much knowledge to share. Read on to see what we learned.
For many people, the idea of working day to day with a sibling–let alone running a business with them–is less than appealing. But Rebecca and Uri Minkoff (designer and CEO, respectively) have perfected their system, growing the Rebecca Minkoff label from scratch into a global powerhouse brand.
At Fashionista’s conference on June 21, editor at large Lauren Sherman sat down with the sibs as they presented their story and strategies, and shared invaluable advice with the audience.
You Are Cordially Invited to Our First-Ever Conference: Find out what it takes to “make it” to the top of the fashion pile, as well as how to network and find alternative fashion careers, from the industry’s top professionals at Fashionista’s first conference, “How to Make It in Fashion.” We are so lucky to have Zac Posen as our keynote speaker, as well as Rebecca Minkoff, Leandra Medine of fashion blog Man Repeller, and Rachel Antonoff as panelists. Sign up here!
We’re On Cannes Watch: We’re keeping track of all the fashion that’s walking the annual Cannes Film Festival red carpet. We identified 10 international style stars to watch out for and spotted some interesting things—like Julianne Moore’s crazy tortured-looking feet in platform stilettos!