Breakfast with the Boss: Week of June 10th, 2013

The Breakfast with the Boss summer event series kicked off last week on Tuesday, June 11th. Ten excited students had the opportunity to meet Kevin Burke, President and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to learn more about the organization and Kevin’s experience in advocacy. The next day, ten more students eagerly … Continue reading

FSF Panel Topic 5: Reaching Success

At what point in your career did you know you had succeeded? For each panelist, success took on a different meaning. Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae discuss. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

FSF Panel Topic 4: Overcoming Self-Doubt

Was there ever a point in your career when you thought you weren’t cut out for it? Rising from homelessness and without a business background, Nary Manivong overcame all odds and his own self-doubt to launch himself as a contemporary women’s designer. “I’ve been to a point where I wanted to walk away, but not … Continue reading

FSF Panel Topic 3: Taking a Risk in the Fashion Business

Are there any recent examples of when you took a risk in the business and it paid off? Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae discuss. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

FSF Panel Topic 2: Biggest Driving Force of Fashion in the Future

As the borders of fashion dissolve between celebrity, music, advertising, art, bloggers, consumers and even the everyday enthusiast, what do you foresee as being the biggest driving force of fashion in the future? Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae discuss. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

FSF Panel Topic 1: Entering the Fashion Industry in a Digital World

Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae advise FSF scholars on entering the fashion industry in this new digital world. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

YMA FSF Industry Panel Preview

Here’s a sneak peak of the fashion industry panel discussion we hosted this summer for our interns in NYC with NAHM’s Nary Manivong and Alexandria Hilfiger, Calvin Klein’s Executive Vice President of Global Communications Malcolm Carfrae, IMG’s VP Jeni Rose, College Fashionista’s Founder/Creative Director Amy Levin and fashion stylist and journalist Annabel Tollman. Stay tuned … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: 2011 YMA FSF Intern Social & Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

Malcolm Carfrae, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger, Amy Levin and Jeni Rose Discuss Your Future in Fashion

On Thursday, July 28, the YMA FSF hosted its annual Intern Social at NYU’s Gallatin School.  The 2011 scholars interning in NYC were invited to mingle with the organization’s board members and conclude a successful summer.  This year, the social was followed by a panel discussion moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh which featured six … Continue reading

Ralph Lauren Showroom Tour, July 25

Monday evening, an enthusiastic group of over thirty YMA FSF Scholars participated in an exclusive tour of the Ralph Lauren Menswear showroom at the RL headquarters in NYC.  Representatives of a diversity of departments, including Buying/Wholesale, Public Relations, Design and Merchandising presented their role within the company and discussed what excites them about their work.  … Continue reading

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