Fordham Law

Fashion Law Institute to Host 3rd Annual Symposium

April 17, 2013

On April 19, Fordham’s Fashion Law Institute will host its 3rd annual symposium titled “Well Dressed,” bringing together leaders from the fashion industry, the legal community, government, academia, and the media to address the most pressing issues facing fashion today, including 3D-printing and recent FTC guidelines.

Attorneys and executives from top fashion brands and stores such as Saint Laurent, Gucci, Macy’s, and Perlman & Perlman will join both scholars and government leaders in a series of panel discussions that will focus on the challenges of responsible business and legal practices in the fashion industry.

The day will begin with the discussion “Litigating the Fashion Law Case, in Court and in the Public Eye,” which will address the challenges of trying a case in both the courtroom and in the media. Panels exploring philanthropic practices in fashion, eco-friendly business practices and regulations, and upholding safety standards in production facilities will follow.

Finally, panelists will address the future of fashion, 3D printing, and its potential to spark innovation, encourage sustainability, and promote accessibility to new styles. The 3D-printed gown created for fashion and pop culture icon Dita Von Teese will be displayed, and digital and 3D designs from several top labels will feature in a fashion show and reception immediately following the final panel discussion.

The Fashion Law Institute is the world’s first center dedicated to law and the business of fashion. A nonprofit organization created with the support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and located at Fordham Law School, the Institute offers training for the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, provides legal services for design students and professionals, and makes available information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry.