Don’t miss this opportunity to talk Fashion with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.
5:30- 6:15pm Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:30pm. Introduction, Kilpatrick Townsend
6:30 – 6:45pm. Investment Panel introductions
Richard Kestenbaum, Triangle Capital
Pano Anthos, XRC Labs
Nora Gardner, CEO, Nora Gardner Designs
Natalia Allen, Founder, Natalia Allen
Kevin Flammia, Founder & CEO, REINGE
Daniel Snyder, Founder, Corridor NYC
7:45 – 9pm Networking
Nora Gardner is a women’s workwear-focused apparel brand, based in New York City.
Not only are the founding members and owners of the company women – and New Yorkers – the company manufactures 100% of its apparel in New York City (in Manhattan’s Garment District); the company is deeply committed to creating jobs in New York City and supporting the Garment Center.
The brand’s core mission is to make the lives of working women easier, with an unwavering commitment to convenience, quality and fit. The company launched in October 2013 to rave reviews and to date the brand is carried in more than 100 stores in four countries. The company has been featured in prominent publications such as Forbes Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Greenwich Post and Sharp Heels, and has become a go-to resource for high profile news anchors around the world due to the brand’s use of classic silhouettes and bright colors.
Natalie Allen –The Little Black Dress, Reinvented
Consulting for famous fashion brands on their manufacturing techniques, Natalia Allen saw “some atrocious practices” in mills and factories. Among them: rivers being polluted by dyes and workers being exposed to toxic chemicals. Which is why her minimalist LBDs (they also come in white and taupe) are made by robots—who were not exploited, to our knowledge—in New York. Each creates minimal waste by using a single piece of yarn sourced mostly from fast-growing trees. Seamless, lightweight, easy to throw in a suitcase, the dresses are so uncannily slimming you’ll want to wear them forever—which is, of course, the point.
REINGE is a high-end streetwear brand for athletes.
Corridor is a contemporary clothing company focused on New American Sportswear founded in 2014. Currently, Corridor is sold in 70 stores in 16 countries and shows both a men’s and women’s collection. The company was bootstrapped and 100% owned by the founder and designer, Dan Snyder who previously worked at Palantir, FBI and IBM. While wholesaling has provided for a stable income and cash flow, Corridor’s eCom business has grown 100% year over year due to the high demand for Corridor’s shirting. Dan developed his shirting as he was enrolled in night school to become a tailor, while keeping his day job at the FBI.