The Business of Fashion: From Runway to Marketplace--Making it Work!
Join us for an insider’s look into the business of fashion and what it takes to succeed in an
industry built on personal style from inspiring panelists who have done it all from A to Z.
||Non members - $10 : Members - $5 ; Registration at the door will be $20|
||May 6th, Sunday, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
||Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102|
Fashion is big business. It is no coincidence that Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s top 20
billionaires with LVMH reaching a market cap of $84.8 billion this year. The global fashion
industry generates over a trillion dollars a year, employs millions of people and like every
industry tackles issues of capturing market share, customer retention production and marketing.
OPEN DC’s Women’s Leadership Forum will explore the business challenges unique to the
fashion industry with a panel of successful business women who will share their personal
experiences, insights and key strategies to getting started, sustaining growth and achieving
success in this highly competitive market. Learn from these creative entrepreneurs on what it
takes to go from design to runway and then to market and turn your passion for fashion into a
• Betsey Fisher, Owner of Betsy Fisher Inc.
• Ashraf Valliani, Designer and Owner, Heritage Collection
• Saba Chugtai, Owner of Mirage Boutique
• Nina O’Neil, Founder of Ciao Nina
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