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Our education program features top trend forecasters & industry experts, presenting business insights to help your company grow & trend overviews to help inspire your design directions.

Admission: All seminars are free, however, you must first register in the CMC's lobby as an attendee of the show & then present your show badge for entrance into the show area. Click HERE for show admissions policies & registration information.

Seminars are located in Suite 19 in the CMC's Penthouse show area, 13th floor, A-wing. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

  “Taking Your Business to the Next Level” by Global Purchasing Companies
This seminar will answer questions about what is required to sell to a department store, and if it is worth it. It will highlight how to work as little as possible for the most amount of money, describe the mantra of licensing agreements, and discuss risk management for growth and investment.

Presented by Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

  "Fall/Winter 2015/16: Influences, Color, Fabric and Key Shapes" by Promostyl
As the official trend partner with the LA Textile Show this season, Promostyl is excited to present an all encompassing seminar, with an overview of the important influences and themes for the season, along with color, fabric, and shape direction for the women's, men's, casual and youth markets.

Presented by Janna Stark, Promostyl Trend Consultant, Promostyl

  “Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Colors & Influences” by PeclersParis
PeclersParis, a leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for Fall/Winter 2015-16 and translates them into creative scenarios facilitating new product development through the season's key color, textures, prints, surfaces, and innovation techniques inspiring all markets.

Presented by Jeanine Milillo, Managing Director, PeclersParis North America

  Fashion Business Inc
Seminar info coming soon.
  “Fall/Winter 2015 Color and Trend Overview for Men, Women, and Children” by Color Portfolio
Explore the many moods for the Fall/Winter season. The seminar will focus on trends, fabric direction, silhouettes, prints and color direction for Men, Women, and Children. This seminar will prepare you for the new Fall/Winter 2015 design season.

Presented by Carol Meek, Owner, Color Portfolio


"Fall 15 Color and Trend" by Design Options
Fran Sude presents Fall 15 Color and Trend that will sell at retail. Journey through new ways of approaching creativity that will get you to market quicker and on target. A free color card and free seminar flash drive will be given away to lucky attendees.

Presented by Fran Sude, Founder, Design Options


"Textile Fibers Demystified" by Lenzing
With so many fabric blends available today are you still unclear as to what each fiber type actually is derived from & how it performs? Is it branded or generic; natural, manmade cellulosic or synthetic? Is it really sustainable? Does it have inherent performance properties?  When blended with other fibers whatmaterializes?

Please join us for a “crash course” on the attributes of the various fiber options todays’ fabric developments can offer!

Presented by Deborah Young, Textile Sciences Professor & Author, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Bernd Schleuchardt, Project Manager Knits, Lenzing & Susan J. Mocarski, Key Account Manager USA, Lenzing.

  “The Truth About Social Media” by FAB Counsel
This seminar will break down how social media is consumed, how to tailor it to your business, and how your business can then use social media to increase it's reach and lead to sales conversions. Are you ready to see how social media can transform your fashion business?

Presented by Mary Vallarta, FAB Counsel.

  “Technology: Fashion Starts Here” by California Fashion Association
Whether your business is investigating its initial technology investment or upgrading from a legacy system to newer technology, the selection and implementation process is daunting.  Careful planning and preparation during the software selection process matters a great deal.

Hear from experts in three different segments of the technology of fashion.

Moderated by Ilse Metchek, President, California Fashion Association.

Henry Cherner, Managing Partner at AIMS 360, Brian Kastner, Regional Sales Director, Centric Software, Ram Sareen, Head Coach & Founder, Tukatech.

  “Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion: Tips, Tricks and Rresources” by Adobe for Fashion
Learn how to be more efficient with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you are a new user or a seasoned professional, you’ll find great tips, tricks and timesavers for drawing technical flats and line sheets.

Presented by Robin Schneider, Fashion Design Technology Instructor/Author, Adobe for Fashion

  “Women's & Young Contemporary Trend Stories for Fall/Winter 15/16” by Fashion Snoops
This presentation reviews essential Fall/Winter 15/16 women's and young contemporary themes along with packaged expressions of color palettes, key items, materials, print, details and early retail confirmation.

Presented by Melissa Moylan, Fashion Snoops

  “Tips for Working with Manufacturers/Contractors ” by V Mora
Learn tips on how to work more efficiently and communicate better with your manufacturer so that you get what you want. The seminar will go over basics like creating purchase order sheets, getting quotes from the manufacturer, how to insure that a manufacturer follows through on the quotes given, and how to stay organized on your end to ensure organization on the manufacturers end.

Presented by Anna Livermore, V Mora






>>March 2-4, 2015  |   Mon-Wed
>> Hours:  Mon-Tue, 9a-5p   |   Wed, 9a-4p



California Market Center (CMC)
Penthouse Event Space, 13th floor
110 E 9th St at Main St
Los Angeles CA 90079



Attendees | 213.630.3683
Press | 213.630.3616



Exhibitor Application: download PDF

Brittany Carr   |    213.630.3721



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