Mistress of Ceremonies: Kay King

Kay King, Designer/Consultant, * Fashion *Costume *Interior Design
*Culinary *Travel *Hospitality

Fashion My Future Career Conference Workshops 2015

Keynote Speaker: Jared Lang, CEO and founder of FASHION HOUSTON


A. "Technology" of Fashion Design: computer systems that assist the designer, and medical uses of technology in fashion design

Moderator: Jane Carlton Hall, designer Carlton-Hall, My Design, Professor AII

    Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Assistant Prof. of Apparel Design and Textile Science

Marina Saba, AII, Illustrator

Chloe Dao, owner/designer/Project Runway Season 2 winner, storeowner: DaoCloeDao, uses Lectra

Patricia Dunn, Native of France, her company: Sew Nice and Easy, Houston Pattern Service, HCC ready to wear  and pattern alteration instructor; uses Optitex

Sameera Faridi, Owner, designer at Poshak

B. "Engineering" Old things into New: Sustainability, restoration, vintage

Vi Hua

Dawn Bell

Sarah-Jayne Smith, Founder/CEO, Magpies &Peacocks

 Ahshia Berry, VP, Magpies & Peacocks, Principal/Consultant From A to B, The Creative PR Consultants

C. "Mathematics" of Merchandizing: The art of buying and presentation

  Moderator: DeeDee Pierson, This Way Ahead Houston Mngr., facilitator with the Gap Foundation, formerly Gap store Mngr.

  Davina Tweedy: Langford Market

Jackie Adams: Melodrama Boutique

D. "Geometry" Shaping of Accessories: Scale and design of accessories

  Moderator: Andrea Bonner, Stylist and HCCS Professor

  Damari Rubio, Glove designer,

  Jessica McMahon, Designer, Educator, Consultant, Brass Thread by LilahGabriel

E. "Calculating" Spaces: Interiors that please

 Helen Perry, Corporate & Business Personal Image Consultant

  Kelly Amen: Kelly Gale Amen Designs

F. "Financing" the Runway" Fashion shows sell clothes

Jeanne Ruberti

Claremarie Verheyden, designer, assoc. professor U of H costume history and makeup designer

G. "Science" of Fabric Design: Dyeing, painting, printing textiles


Moderator: Suzette Brimmer, Professor Houston Community College Fashion Design Department Chair

Lisa Waering Sacaris, 20 year veteran textile dyer and manipulator

Shannon Hall

                David Peck,
David PeckUSA,designer, CEO

H. Faculty, please select "H" as one of your workshops

H) Teacher Workshop: Required session for educators: Networking with exhibitors and peers during the first workshop session CE credits offered