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The Future of Fashion

The Future of Fashion

Thursday, October 7, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Center for Architecture + Design
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107


Presented By

Fashion Design

As a human-centric industry, fashion must shape and evolve to a changing world. Explore how the fashion leaders of tomorrow approach inspiration and collection development in a documentary that takes you behind the scenes of senior capstone collections created by the Thomas Jefferson University Class of 2021. Following the documentary, industry leaders will discuss how they are shaping the future of fashion.

6 - 6:30p.m. Reception
6:30 - 6:35p.m. Opening Remarks by School of Design & Engineering Dean Michael Leonard
6:35 - 7p.m. Fashion Film
7 - 7:25p.m. Panel Discussion
7:25-7:30p.m. Audience Questions

Panel Moderator: Farai Simoyi, Fashion Design Program Director at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Eji Benson, Fashion Investor and Manufacturer at Ennui New York
  • Elissa Bloom, Executive Director at Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
  • Richmond Tan, Director of Styling, Catalog and E-Commerce at Anthropologie
  • Gabrielle Mandel, Designer & Founder at Supra Endura
  • Carly Kusy, Fashion Design Professor at Thomas Jefferson University

Masks are required except when eating or drinking.