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On January 21st, SNEAC is partnering with Kiehl's Since 1851 to bring you a conversation on fashion as a creative industry. Amidst the fear of a weakening Wall Street in New York City, policymakers must depend on the strength of its creative sector as a key asset in sustaining the city's economy. Currently fashion as a creative industry provides anywhere from 80,000 to 100,000 jobs here, from designers to manufacturers to importers/exporters. In our current economic climate, what impact, if any, will Fifth Avenue have on Main Street? 

This timely discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Currid, author of The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City, and Assistant Professor of cultural economics at the University of Southern California. 

A reception will follow the panel.


Panelists include:

Robin Sackin
Dean, FIT's School of Business & Technology
Chair, FIT's Fashion Merchandising Management Department
 
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
Founders, Opening Ceremony
 
Patrick Murphy
Head of Fashion and Retail, NYC Economic Development Corporation

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