SACFW 2016 Fashion Forum Recap

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Picture by Igor Kondrya (Left to Right) Claude Brown, Pete Haynes, Amy Wister, Richard Hallmarq, Jany Stehman and Brandon Earl

Monday was day two of Sacramento Fashion Week’s 10 year anniversary celebration.  The forum was two hours long and jam packed with informative advice on not only how to get into the industry, but how to persevere within it. Towards the end of the panel, a young man in the back of the room raised his hand and stated that he had just moved here from a small town not knowing where to start. Claude Brown, VP of the Art Institute replied that the place to start is here. He prompted him to talk to executive producer Duane Ram immediately. This was excellent advice reminiscent of the saying “bloom where you are planted.”

Kondrya Photography

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SACFW provides a public platform that not only showcases work, but provides a welcoming network of professionals and dreamers. That sentiment was echoed by each panelist reiterating that we all need a strong support system.


About The Author

I graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Art History. I am currently attending Sacramento City College and working towards supplementing my education with certificates in both Graphic Communication and Fashion/Apparel Design and Production. I like to call myself a "forever tourist". With an open mind, there is always something new to get excited about, even after living in the same place for a long time. I believe this approach to life helps me improve my skills as a graphic designer. I have many hobbies including making sets on Polyvore, teasing my two little sisters and eating cake pops until I pop!