The fashion industry is set to witness an exceptional event as TFLAS and Shopify join forces to host the most anticipated fashion summit of the year. This unique gathering will offer a platform for engaging discussions on African fashion trends, workshops on trademark and design protection, and valuable insights into retail success, marketing, and branding.
The summit will also showcase the latest in fashion technology and feature a live, shoppable pop-up. Among the distinguished speakers gracing the event is Maliaka Manning, the Global Brand Manager at Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, LVMH. With an impressive career trajectory that includes stints at beauty industry powerhouses like Estee Lauder and L’oreal, Manning is known for her innovative approach that prioritizes inclusivity and aims to make a lasting impact on the beauty industry.
Joining her is Tara Donaldson, the Executive Editor of WWD and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Fairchild Media Group. With a rich background in covering the business of fashion from textiles to retail, Donaldson has been instrumental in highlighting critical issues surrounding sustainability, social impact, and inclusion.
Mary-Kate Brennan, a seasoned litigator specializing in intellectual property matters, will also be sharing her expertise. Her practice focuses on various areas including trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent, trade secret, false advertising, unfair competition, and more for both domestic and international clients.
Mimi Plange, an award-winning designer who launched her brand in 2010 after a decade in NYC fashion, will be sharing her experiences. With global recognition and collaborations with big names like Manolo Blahnik, Roche Bobois, Instagram, and LeBron James, Plange’s designs have reached luxury boutiques worldwide.
Nicholas Hawkins, an attorney at Womble Bond Dickinson, will be sharing his insights on IP, M&A, and corporate governance. With prior experience at Under Armour, he excels in brand management, regulatory compliance, and assisting startups and established firms in M&A transactions.
Labo Ogunnubi, a Fashion Buyer for a top global brand, will be sharing her experiences. As a globetrotter, she draws inspiration from diverse cultures. With an M.F.A in Luxury & Fashion Management from SCAD Atlanta, she’s a strategic consultant for a luxury-focused enterprise. Ashley Cloud, the Founder and CEO of The Cloud Law Firm, will be sharing her expertise in providing holistic legal services to new and emerging brands, including startup services, brand and content protection, and transactional support.
Lastly, Kahindo Mateene, the creative mind behind KAHINDO, a luxury ethical fashion brand that blends African heritage with modern style, will be sharing her visionary designs that empower women and champion sustainable fashion.
The Fashion Law Summit will take place on November 15th, from 11 am to 8 pm. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of fashion, gain valuable insights, and network with industry professionals. We encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot at this must-attend event. https://newyork.shopify.com/thefashionlawafricasummit