New York, May 19, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - (Global Fashion Wire) - Fashioning Our Industry announces a keynote breakfast with Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, the founders of Gilt Groupe. This event is the first in a series of keynote breakfasts produced by Fashioning Our Industry to bring together successful fashion entrepreneurs. The breakfast is May 31st at the AmericanAirlines/One World Headquarters at 8:00 AM and features a keynote address on their experience founding Gilt and strategies for creating a successful e-commerce business. The event includes a free copy of Maybank and Wilson's new book, By Invitation Only, book signing, and networking.

RSVP at http://giltgroupekeynote.eventbrite.com.

Additional copies of By Invitation Only will be available for purchase at the event. For every book sold, Gilt Groupe will make a donation to the Fashioning Our Industry scholarship fund, which benefits emerging designers and students pursuing careers in fashion, business, and law. Additional donations to the scholarship fund may be made at Scholarship Donation Page (donations are not tax deductible and 100% of contributions go towards the scholarships).

The event is hosted and sponsored by American Airlines. Other sponsors include Loeb and Loeb, LLP, Kaptive, Global Fashion Wire, and Commonwealth Limousines. Learn more about the sponsors at www.nycfashionconference.com/sponsors.

The next keynote breakfast will be announced in mid-June.

To learn more about Fashioning Our Industry, visit: http://www.nycfashionconference.com

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About Fashioning Our Industry

Fashioning Our Industry was founded with the goal of bringing together entrepreneurs and other professionals in fashion, law, marketing and branding, and fashion to discuss trends and possibilities for the fashion industry in New York City. Industry professionals, branding and technology experts, lawyers, financiers, designers, and entrepreneurs attended the inaugural conference in February, 2012, which consisted of short keynote presentations and panel discussions on topics relevant to the fashion industry. The conference was sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Women in Business, Nolcha Fashion Week, OS Fashion, and Fashion Mannuscript.

American Airlines is a subsidiary of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) (PINK:AAMRQ).

Contact

Rob Sanchez
T: +1-917-720-2537
E: rob@nycfashionconference.com

Pansy Croft
T: +1-646-389-9357
E: pansy@nycfashionconference.com


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