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Wednesday, May 10 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus Fashion Incubator: How, Why & Who

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Fashion Week Columbus and Alternative Fashion Mob share their plans for a fashion incubator in our city and how they are evolving their organizations to meet the needs of local designers. Columbus is an emerging fashion capital and these organizations are spearheading efforts to grow the fashion industry in Central Ohio.

Moderators
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Ashly Priest

Director, Events + Experiential
Ashly is a Multi-Hyphenate-Multi-Talent-Social-Creative. After earning a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, she focused her creativity on lingerie, spending over a decade living and working in New York City. She has designed for global and boutique brands like Victoria's... Read More →

Speakers
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Amee BellWanzo

Co-Founder, Alternative Fashion Mob
With nearly 20 years in marketing, Amee Bell has been a promoter and manager of large-scale community and fashion events in Columbus since 2002. Amee has a proven record in helping companies with marketing strategy and business service profitability, and she was one of Columbus Alive’s "People... Read More →
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Kelli Martin

Co-Founder, Alternative Fashion Mob
Dubbed “The Patron Badass of Columbus Fashion Design” by a local journalist, Kelli is a fashion designer and owner of Anti.Label Clothing. Named one of Columbus Alive’s "People to Watch," Kelli owned and operated the fashion boutique, Black Market, and was a fan favorite on... Read More →
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Thomas McClure

Founder & Executive Director, Fashion Week Columbus
Thomas' career began as an agent and director of Heyman Talent Agency, booking actors, models, and voice-over artists for clients such as Victoria's Secret, Express, Lane Bryant, DSW, Nationwide Insurance, Wendy's International, Safe Auto, JoAnn Fabrics, Lionsgate and Dreamworks. Thomas... Read More →


Wednesday May 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - Side Stage 95 Liberty St. Columbus, OH 43215