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Runway to Showroom: Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium
2014
From left to right: Kate Pankoke, Michelle Molise, Melissa Gamble, Elda de la Rosa

Driehaus Design Initiative hosted Runway to Showroom: Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium on May 28, 2014. Participating designers of the 13th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence were invited to participate in the three-hour symposium & luncheon at the Zodiac Restaurant at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue. Featured speakers highlighted topics to provide the designers with essential tips to elevate their brand and launch a successful business in fashion & design. Topics included: Business Strategy, Marketing, Branding & Social Media, Product Development and Finance & Business Operations.

Driehaus Design Initiative would like to thank the industry experts who participated as speakers in the symposium:
  • Elda de la Rosa, Designer, Elda de la Rosa Couture
  • Melissa Gamble, Lecturer, Director External Affairs, Internships & Events, Fashion Studies Department, Columbia College Chicago
  • Michelle Molise, Principal, Molise PR
  • Kate Pankoke, Creative Director, Elaya Vaughn Bridal by Kate Pankoke