Law, Capital, Consumer Insights, and Career MentorS
Hello, my stylish friends! As we wait anxiously for the hustle and bustle, many of us are shifting gears to acquire new skills, whether through formal training or self-teaching, and build digital portfolios. Thankfully, the internet opens a plethora of opportunities (many of which are free). In between online classes, I try to catch up with the fashion community. Lately, I’ve been taking notes from listening to webinars hosted by industry professionals. Even through my laptop, I love bouncing ideas off participants and learning about fresh perspectives on the disrupted retail climate. We all agree that COVID-19 changes consumer behavior and the creative process – hopefully, this is for the better. Waking up to indefinite closures and uncertain futures, I admire the fashion community for helping each other during these unprecedented times. Below are some webinars that I attended over the past few weeks.
Though many of these events already passed, I would keep an eye out for future webinars.
Fordham Fashion Law Institute
In March, Fordham Fashion Law Institute hosted its first webinar “Going Viral: Fashion and the Coronavirus”. Speakers included lawyers, professors, and retail consultants who offered insights into contract protection and supply chain operations amid canceled orders. Another plus was how attorneys could request CLE credit.
Tory Burch Foundation
Virtual Coffee Chats
My favorite discussions were at virtual coffee meetups! Virtual coffee networks are great ways to build networks from home and, in return, offer mentoring and advice to like-minded professionals. Recently, I caught up with Annabel Gatto at Suitably and chatted with a Verizon adfellow, who is working towards his Master of Science in Business of Fashion at Rutgers University.