Attend the Swim Lessons Seminar at Parsons and Learn The Business of Fashion


Interested in learning more about how to run a successful business? Swim Lessons, a one-day educational seminar  created by UBM FASHION, the creators of MAGIC, Project, Coterie and other fashion industry tradeshows to help emerging designers build their brand in today's ever-changing market.  Their New York session will take place at Parsons on October 9, 2017. The full day, free event brings together industry leaders to discuss a variety of hot topics like tradeshows, financing and selling 101. 


  • Danielle Licata, Fashion Director and Brand Manager, UBM Fashion
  • Steve Trayner, Managing Director, Barbarian Agency
  • Rachel Kibbe, Founder and CEO, HELPSY
  • Anna Ward, Director of External Relations, Artists & Fleas
  • Stephanie Black, Brooklyn Market Manager, Artists & Fleas
  • Tim Moore, Executive Vice President, Hilldun
  • Shawn Howell, VP & DMM, Gilt & Saks Off Fifth
  • Constance Hoza, VP & DMM of Ladies Apparel, Lord & Taylor
  • Bill Phillips, President of Bill Phillips Editorial Consulting & former VP/Editor in Chief of Men’s Health
  • Theresa Hiner, Sr. Sales Director, Bill Blass
  • Douglas Hand, Founding Partner, Hand, Baldachin, & Amburgey LLP

Successful Tradeshows

  • Selling 101
  • Addressing Sustainability As A Fashion Business
  • Wholesale & Retail Presentation
  • Financing Fashion
  • Retail Q&A
  • Communicating with Customers Effectively
  • Bill Blass - Brand Q&A
  • Fashion Law: The Essential Legal Elements in the Fashion Industry

Learn more and register for the Thursday, October 9 2017 event. 

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