DC Town Hall Discussion – Retail & Fashion InTheCapital*
OS Fashion & The Selected Few have produced an opportunity for you to catalyze change in the District. Join us for a Town Hall Meeting at iStrategy Labs, where we will host a discussion focused on analyzing and improving DC’s retail and fashion industry. You will not want to miss this opportunity to discuss, share, network, and work towards improving DC’s robust community!
Peter Corbett, Founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs – a digital agency that develops solutions to clients’ challenges and brings them to life in the online and offline world. A tireless champion of innovation, and disruptors everywhere – Peter has become a globally sought after speaker and mentor. His network extends deeply across the US, into Finland, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, India and beyond. He remains a definitive connector and leader among Washington DC’s creative and technology community having spent years as a grassroots organizer driven to build a healthy ecosystem for entrepreneurs in the nation’s capital.
Clients Include: Disney, ESPN, GE, Microsoft, NASDAQ, Intel, American Eagle Outfitters, Pinkberry, Honest Tea, Coca-Cola, Crate & Barrel/CB2, The US Army, Deloitte, McKinsey, Volkswagen, Ford, Hilton, and more.
Keith Sellars, President & CEO of Washington, DC Economic Partnership - a public-private partnership dedicated to promoting business opportunities throughout the District. He has successfully led initiatives that have attracted both national and local retailers to the District of Columbia including Target, Best Buy, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, Apple, Whole Foods and Costco, as well as playing a significant role in developing the structures that have made the WDCEP a successful organization.
Sellars has been recognized within the District government and the greater business community. His professional associations include the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, DC Building Industry Association, African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) and International Economic Development Council.
Ryan Fox, Tailor & Legacy of William Fox & Co. - Started in 1965 by Craig Fox and William Frank, Wm Fox & Co set out with the mission to bring Washington’s gentlemen the finest clothing and furnishings from around the world. With William leaving the business in the 70′s, Craig vowed to keep his dream alive to create the best men’s shop in Washington. Wm Fox became a true family business with Craig’s son Ryan joining the business in 2006. A fine example of retail longevity, and success in the Nation’s Capital.
Dian Holton, Editorial art director with AARP The Magazine. Dian has 14 years of retail styling experience along with visual display expertise with GAP, Banana Republic and Anthropologie. She blogs fashion for AARP.org interviewing 50+ fashion icons like Norma Kamali, profiling costume designers, and showcasing apparel geared towards that demographic. In addition, she has devoted close to a decade of her personal time as an active Washington DC board member of AIGA(The Professional Association for Design). Her current role is to oversee mentoring initiatives that will aid in the education, inspiration and growth of designers and creatives in the local area.
The panel will be moderated by: Grant Harris, Owner & Chief Style Consultant, Image Granted, LLC – a Washington, DC based image consulting company founded in 2009 dedicated to solving the complex image, style & fashion issues of today’s professional man.Image Granted provides local and international corporate branding, market research, product development, speaking engagements, private consultations and other value-based services for corporate entities and individuals in need of practical & affordable style advice.
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1630 Connecticut Ave NW, 7th Floor
6:00PM – 9:00PM
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