As part of the activities scheduled ahead of the Miami Fashion Week which features African designers on its runway for the first time ever in March 2013, W-Art and Design invites all fashion industry practitioners, designers, marketers and retailers to a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn best practices in global fashion retail business.
The seminar will also focus on the legal aspect of the fashion industry. Mercedes Gonzales, CEO of the New York based Global Purchasing Group, a fashion buying office representing over 200 stores in North and South America will be in Nigeria to facilitate fashion retail business segment. Mercedes R. Gonzalez has been a buyer in the garment industry since 1988.
With over 20 years already clocked in the global world of fashion, she brings a wealth of experience and practical insight on how to broaden your fashion business and discover new markets. Attendees also have the opportunity to interact with her on a one-on-one basis for specific consultation of their designs for a fee.The Intellectual Property/Legal Aspects of the fashion industry will be facilitated by Uche Ofodile (Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law, USA).
Professor Ofodile has an extensive and impressive record of publications, professional Service, and teaching and has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work.
W-Art and Design is a Lagos, Nigeria based Fashion and Art Consulting company which aims to contribute to the development of the Nigerian Creative industry with emphasis on the Fashion Sector through Training, Research, Workshops, Seminars, and Collaborations with Stakeholders for job creation and further economic growth and Social Development. This seminar is expected to prepare African designers, emerging and established, for the global market.
Date: November 3rd, 2012
Time: From 9am
Venue: Nike Art Gallery, Lekki Lagos.
Registration is ongoing.