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The Fashion Office Hours is an event for students and recent graduates to get a better understanding of what it takes to work in the fashion industry. The panel of speakers includes stylists, designers, buyers, and marketers. This diverse group of young industry leaders will provide expert insight about getting a start in the fashion industry, networking, and rising through the ranks. There will be a fun group competition at the end of the event, as well as a chance to speak one-on-one with the panelists.
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Venue: Red Bull Studios New York
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Panel Starts: 7:15pm
Food will be provided from our friends at sweetgreen!
*Capacity is limited so make sure to show up early
Closest Subways: 1 (18th Street), A/C/E/L (14th Street)
CEO + FOUNDER @ CHROMAT
Becca McCharen is the CEO and founder of architectural fashion label Chromat. The brand was recognized as a finalist in the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Chromat has been worn by strong, bold women all over the world including Beyoncé, Madonna, FKA Twigs, Tyra Banks and Nicki Minaj. Chromat has also collaborated with tech brands including Intel and Misfit, and is interested in expanding the world of fashion technology to create garments that act as a tool to empower the body's max performance.
As a little girl growing up in a South Asian community in Texas, Deepica Mutyala stood out for two reasons: her love of beauty and her obsession with the Big Apple. Despite her father's dreams that she someday would become a doctor, at 16 years old Deepica set a very different goal for herself - move to NYC and realize her dream of working in beauty. A college internship at L'Oreal catapulted Deepica into the makeup world, and she has made it her happy home ever since. Most recently, she worked as the Senior Manager of Brand & Product Development at Birchbox, a role that exposed to her the latest innovations in beauty and helped her build a rolodex of top stylists, celebrity makeup artists, and brand CEOs.
Deepica currently lives in NYC and splits her time between developing her channel with tutorials, product reviews, and insider interviews, and serving as an on air beauty expert including as regular spot as a TODAY Show contributor (a dream of hers that she still can't believe is reality). Her dad is now an avid subscriber to her YouTube channel, has finally accepted that she might never go to medical school, & is prouder than ever.
BUYER @ BLOOMINGDALE'S
Rachel Abeles is the Omni Buyer for Salon Shoes at Bloomingdale's. She started in the Executive Development Program at Bloomingdale's after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She has held various positions in the accessories merchant organization at Bloomingdales--beginning as an Assistant Buyer in the Fashion Jewelry department, then working as a Business Manager for the Fashion Accessories, Fine Jewelry and Cosmetics divisions, then lastly as a merchandise Planner in Salon Shoes before assuming her current Buying position.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE @ RAG & BONE
Christina is a Senior Account Executive at rag & bone. She manages major wholesale accounts like Saks, Bloomingdales, Aritzia and Shopbop. She graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. From there she was hired at NBC to be a part of their Page Program. 2 months into her role at NBC, networking with friends in different industries led her to a new job (and new industry) as the Assistant to the President at Diane von Furstenberg. It was there that she identified her passion for wholesale sales and the business side of fashion. 5 years later, she manages half of rag & bone’s wholesale business.