They do it for football, so why not fashion?
Join hosts Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street) on January 29th at 6pm for American Fashion Podcast’s New York Fashion Week Pregame Show.
This podcast recording and fashion business pep rally will feature a conversation with Lauren Sheman and Gary Wassner (biographies below), scheduled to appear with other special surprise guests!
This is a Design Flaw event, where a portion of ticket sales always goes to a fashion-related charity. Which charity? We decide Wheel of Fortune-style at the show!
Lauren Sherman is the chief correspondent in New York for The Business of Fashion, where she leads US market coverage. She began her career as a reporter at Forbes and has since contributed to a wide breadth of publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, NewYorker.com, the New York Times and The Cut. Sherman holds a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.
Gary Wassner is a Co-Founder of Interluxe Holdings, LLC, a private equity platform, and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Wassner serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Hilldun Corporation. At Hilldun, Mr. Wassner has provided accounts receivable factoring and other forms of financing to fashion brands, along with back-office support and mentoring. He is intimately involved in fashion, serving on various boards and committees, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America Advisory Board (CFDA) and Business Mentor for the CFDA CFI Fashion Incubator Program, FGI Advisory Board, HSFI Board Member as well as numerous fashion brands. Gary appeared on the Lifetime television series Project Runway Fashion Startup as one of the principal investors and cast members. Mr. Wassner has been providing business advice to designers and celebrities, financing, factoring and services to the fashion industry for over 40 years. He is also a passionate supporter of all causes related to the Fashion Industry in New York City. Mr. Wassner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, where he also received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. Wassner resides in New York City with his wife Cathy.