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On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Foley & Lardner LLP hosted a panel presentation comprised of fashion industry executives and attorneys to discuss business trends and strategies for the industry. The event, a product of Foley’s Legal Innovation HubSM for NextGen Manufacturers, provided insight toward the complexities associated with launching a fashion label and offered practical solutions to empower fashion designers and manufacturers during a time of rampant growth, both in the industry and Miami’s international business market. 

The event was attended by more than 110 guests, including fashion designers Julian Chang and Ivonne de la Vega, and featured a 3D printing demonstration by WB Engineering.  

Topics included:

  • Brand protection and licensing
  • Global engagement
  • Human capital acquisition, development, and retention
  • Supply chain management
  • Reshoring

Sponsored by The Beacon Council, The Fashion Group International and Ai Miami International University of Art & Design, the panel was moderated by Ms. Charlene Parsons, Chair for Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design and Accessory Design and included Mr. Joseph Roisman, Executive Vice President for Perry Ellis International and Ms. Tammy Apostol, Chief Executive of Tammy Apostol Couture, as well as Foley & Lardner LLP partner, Ms. Laura Ganoza.

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