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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.

11a-12p “Spring/Summer 15 Colors & Influencers” by PeclersParis
Peclers Paris deciphers the key influences for S/S 15 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

1p-2p “Top Trends for Children’s Fashion S/S 15” by Kids a la Mode
Highlights of the best international kid’s wear collections, with informative commentary focusing on key themes, color direction, silhouettes, graphics, prints and much more! The essential start to your design season.

Presented by Janet A. Jacobs, Founder Kids a la Mode

2:30p-3:30p “Sourcing”by Fashion Business Inc (FBI)
In this seminar our panel of experts will explain the many aspects of sourcing; from fabric selection, production, compliance, brand protection. Logistics & international sourcing.

Moderated by Frances Harder, Founder Fashion Business Inc.

Anna Livermore, President/Founder of V. Mora,Susan Power, Author of About Sources and Founder of DG Expo, Farah Bhatti, Shareholder Buchalter Nemer

11a-12p “Spring 2015: Key Color Direction for Apparel & Home Furnishings” by Design Options
An exciting visual experience on how to create your products for the season with that ‘Can’t live without it’ factor. Fabrics, prints, textures & key color directions for both fashion & home trends. A free flash drive of this seminar will be given to one lucky attendee!

Presented by Fran Sude, Founder, Design Options


“Ask the Experts: All You Need to Know About Sourcing in Today’s Market” by Lenzing
Here’s your chance to ask the experts in fiber, yarn, fabric and garment sectors of the supply chain about what is happening. What are the latest fiber blends for yarn spinners? What knit constructions are trending? Where are the shifts in sourcing? What is happening in the world of sustainability

Moderated by Tricia Carey, Senior Merchandising Manager, Lenzing Fibers Inc

Jean-Marie Scutari, Director of Marketing & Merchandising at Alamac American Knits, Terrence Chermak, President of Britannia Mills LTD, David Sasso, VP of Sales at Buhler Quality Yarns Corp, Pat Tabassi, Product Development & Marketing Manager at Design Knit, Inc, and Bernd Schleuchardt, Project Manager, Knits at Lenzing Fibers Inc

2:30p-3:30p “The Importance of a Social Media Plan” by FAB Counsel
Social media can be frustrating and like any other form of marketing, it needs structure and direction. Learn the steps you need to take to properly and efficiently execute social media marketing to promote your fashion business.

Presented by Mary Vallarta, Founder FAB Counsel

4p-5p “Intellectual Property Protection” by California Fashion Assoc. (CFA)
Discussion topics include:

State of the industry: past, present & future perspective.
Protecting international Copyrights & Trademarks.
Licensing: Expand your brand? Or, losing control?

Moderated by Ilse Metchek, President California Fashion Assoc.

Doug Lipstone, Partner,Weinberg Gonser LLP

Tammy Melott, VP of Manufacturing, Hoffman California Fabrics

WED, MAR 12  
11a-12p “Even You Can Have A Celebrity Endorsement”
This panel will discuss negotiating celebrity endorsement deals for young brands and balancing press against publicity rights.

Julian K Petty, Esq | Fox Rothschild LLP
Ellie L. Altshuler, Esq | Fox Rothschild LLP
Jacqueline Lechtholz-Zey, Esq | | Fox Rothschild LLP

1p-2p  “Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion”
This informative presentation will provide designers with Tips & Tricks for Drawing Flats. In addition, see a demonstration of Filling with Prints for Line Sheets.

Presented by Robin Schneider, MFA | Author, Adobe for Fashion: Illustrator CS6


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>>Sep 29 - Oct 1   |   Mon-Wed
>> Hours:  Mon-Tue, 9a-5p   |   Wed, 9a-4p



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



Attendees | 213.630.3683
Press | 213.630.3616



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Oscar Ben Rodriguez   |    213.630.3737



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