Creating a Pipeline for NYC’s Future Fashion Business Leaders | Parsons The New School for Design, The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design hosted the first annual Fashion Draft NYC February 16th – 17th, 2012. Fashion Draft NYC is one of six fashion industry-focused initiatives announced in November 2010 by NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as part of NYC’s push to help build on its competitive advantages and enhance its status as a global fashion capital. Fashion Draft NYC brought 25 top graduating students from universities across the country to network and interview for management-track positions with some of New York’s leading fashion companies, including Alice + Olivia, Ann Inc., Armani Exchange, Bloomingdale’s, Club Monaco, GILT, LF USA, Macy*s, Moda Operandi, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue and Theory.
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The event featured a networking dinner, one-on-one interviews with human resources executives, as well as the keynote by Macy’s President, Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren. The students also visited LF USA for career advice from Paul R. Rosengard, President of the Men’s Apparel Group, and received a behind-the-scenes look at the personal offices of Diane von Furstenberg.
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Fashion Draft NYC builds upon the success of Fashion Campus NYC, a career-building and networking event co-organized by NYCEDC and Parsons in July 2011, which attracted nearly 200 interns from over 90 universities and 150 companies, as well as fashion industry representatives.
For more information on Fashion Draft NYC, please visit http://fashiondraftnyc.com
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