Fashion Mingle, a fashion tech platform that has built a nationwide network for fashion professionals, announced today that they are expanding their networking events during New York Fashion Week to four separate events designed for different fashion industry audiences during NYFW Spring / Summer 2019 season that begins in September.
By hosting networking events during fashion week, Fashion Mingle will use the influx of fashion industry professionals to create meaningful connections for fashion business owners. “New York Fashion Week is more than fashion shows. It's an opportunity to network with fashion professionals from around the globe” says Melissa Shea, Fashion Mingle’s cofounder and CEO.
Driven by a desire to help local fashion communities thrive, the networking events hosted by Fashion Mingle will feature mentoring opportunities, connecting top industry professionals to fashion brands, retail professionals, beauty teams, PR professionals, and more.
NYFW Networking Week includes four #MingleMatch events, which is Fashion Mingle’s signature style of business matchmaking. The week begins with Influencers Unscripted on September 5, 2018 at LIM College, which is a panel discussion and networking party designed to connect fashion brands with micro-influencers. The panel of Influencers will include Batsheva Weinstein of Sunnies & Sangria, Grace Lee of Gracefullee Made, Megan Mandell of Honest Twenty One, and Tina Lee creator Of Leather and Lace.
The “Expert” panel will feature industry professionals who can bring specific expertise to the discussion. Handbag designer Parisa Wang, who just launched a collaboration with Instagrammer ZanitaZanita who boasts over 344,000 followers on Instagram and Christine Schott Ledes, cofounder of The Beauty Influencers and President of the American Influencer Association. Attorney Eldonie Mason will share potential legal pitfalls that brands need to avoid when using influencers. Connie Chi of The Chi Group will give expert advice on successful strategies to build your Influencer brand.
Fashion Mingle’s popular NYFW Networking Party which has been held the last two seasons of New York Fashion Week will include speed networking for the first time on Sunday, September 9th. Attendees will enjoy cocktails and mingling with industry VIPs at ROW NYC in addition to quick rounds of networking designed to make a “#MingleMatch”.
Mingle Mentor Sessions on Tuesday, September 11 is for fashion designers who need expert advice from industry professionals in finance, fashion law, e-commerce, marketing, supply chain and production. Bring your notebook and pen to jot down advice for solving your most pressing business questions. Mentors include distinguished experts in fashion and retail, Amy Rosi of Aros Communications, Boaz David of Human B, Jay Silver of CBIZ, Lisa Morales-Hellebo of Refashioned and the NY Supply Chain Meetup, Shirin Movahed of Froese Law and Syama Meagher of Scaling Retail.
Throughout the week, Fashion Mingle is partnering with Consumers in Motion for Fashion Week Store Tours, taking retail professionals on behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s leading fashion brands defining the future of retail. Fashion brands participating include Rebecca Minkoff, Stella McCartney, Eileen Fisher, and more.
More information about each event can be found on the Fashion Mingle website at www.fashionmingle.net/nyfw.
About Fashion Mingle: Fashion Mingle is a networking platform for fashion industry professionals that is designed to bridge the gap between technology and the independent fashion industry. Co-founders Melissa Shea and Beth Smith combine their experience in fashion and technology to bring much-need marketing resources to fashion industry professionals.