2016 Fashion My Future Career Conference
Legacy Award Honoree
Mistress of Ceremonies
Director/Designer at Poshak; Designer at Sameera Faridi Design Studio
A. The magic of Computer Design
Patricia Dunn, Fashion Design Instructor, HCC and Patternmaker for Houston designers
Steven Guthrie, Fashion Designer, HCC professor Lifestyles, Art and Design Dept.
Merin Guthrie, CEO of Kit-made to fit women's clothing
B. The Art of Fashion Show Production
C. The secrets of interviewing and etiquette in the workplace
Suzette Brimmer, HCCS Dept. Chair of Fashion and Life Style Arts
Andrea Bonner, Style on Demand, owner, Fashion Merchandising Adjunct Professor HCCS, freelance fashion writer, former Regional Director FGI Houston, and much more.
D. The inside story on Social Media Marketing
Sydney Dao, Professional publicist and marketing director, helped launch Chloe Dao, represented many others in New York. This year she has launched her own PR and consulting firm, Squid, Inc.
Sarah Shah, Image & TV Expert, Author and Speaker
Abigail Diaz, Account manager at Remy Cointreau, co founder of Aces of Taste, founded shopgirlblog.com, and recently launched Lush Puff
E. The innovations of being a Designer today
Chloe Dao, Owner/Designer DaoChloeDao
David Peck , Owner/Designer Miles David
Vivian Andrus, Vivian Andrus Designs, Owner/Designer, One of a kind pieces
Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Ph.d., Assistant Professor Oklahoma State University, Director, Center for Wearable Electronic Sensing Systems, Paris American Academy Alumna
F. The mystery of enticing customers
Jackie Adams, Owner: Melodrama Boutique
Davina Tweedy, Sales Director for Stash Co., ecommerce, wholesale and retail, marketing and social media, previously Brand Manager for AA Concepts
DeeDee Pierson, Store Community Leader Athleta GAP Corporation
Trang Nguyen, Co-owner of Myth & Symbol women's lifestyle boutique, formerly with Franchesca's in multiple capacities including photography and social media
G. The challenges of being an entrepreneur
Josephine Firat, Chief executive and co-founder of Uzo Umbrella, a high end line of luxury umbrellas currently sold in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman's and select boutiques all over the world. Uzo is one of many businesses Firat owns.
Dr. Barbara Stewart, Professor and coordinator of Retail and Consumer Science at U of H, numerous professional organizations, author of 225+prof. papers
Martha Mtegha, Owner/Designer Marrittah, Co-owner of Croquis Stencil, Regional Director FGI Houston
Jon "Cabby" Caballero, Co-owner & President of "The Classroom" men's boutique in Rice Village
H. Faculty required workshop during 1st set