Speaker Series: November 30, 2006 Industry Panel Discussion

November 30th School of Fashion
Open Studios and Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University in San Francisco held Open Studios on Thursday, November 30th for guests to walk around classrooms and mingle with MFA and BFA fashion students “in action” during design, drawing, knitwear and textile studios.

Drawing Studio.
Melissa Ceria of Shareyourlook.com and Harper’s Bazaar.
Textile Lab.

After touring the Open Studios, guests and students went to the Palace Hotel for the Fashion Industry Panel Discussion. The panel included:

• Retailers Wilkes Bashford, owner of The Wilkes Bashford Company; and Susan Foslien, owner of stores Susan and The Grocery Store.

• Journalists Christine Suppes, publisher and editor-in-chief of FashionLines.com; Melissa Ceria, journalist and co-founder of ShareYourLook.com; and Donna Kato, style editor of San Jose Mercury News.

• Designers Joe Haller and Ian Hannula of Nice Collective; and sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte.

The panelists spoke on their roles in the fashion industry and addressed student questions.

Dodie Rosekrans (John Galliano’s patron) and Gladys Perint Palmer, Executive Director of the School of Fashion

An illustration by Gladys Perint Palmer showing the participants of a runway show which she used to introduce the Industry Panel Discussion.

The crowded room full of fashion students.
Gladys Perint Palmer
Fashion Industry Panel.
Fashion Designer Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.
Journalist Melissa Ceria.
Retailer Susan Foslien of Susan of Burlingame and The Grocery Store.
Retailer Wilkes Bashford.
Donna Kato of San Jose Mercury News.
Fashion Designer Ian Hannula of Nice Collective.
Fashion Designer Joe Haller of Nice Collective.
Fashion Designer Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte.

Following the student question and answer period, the panelists and guests walked across the street to the Academy of Art University Gallery at 79 New Montgomery Street to enjoy a recep
tion, more fashion conversation, and view the current student exhibition.
Margaret Pluvinage, Jane Gillespie & Christine Suppes at the reception.
Stanley Shimamoto of Susan of Burlingame with Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.
Susan Foslien.

Gladys Perint Palmer talking with Ian and Joe of Nice Collective.