TANDEM - SERIES | 2013 | SAN FRANCISCO - OCT 24 | 09:00PM - 03:00PM

TANDEM-SERIES
OCTOBER 24 | 09:00 PM - 03:00 PM | Bently Reserve
This series is an open dialog and debate which consist of presentations led by experts in different fields of fashion to access challenge s and opportunities of the fashion industry such as copyright law or media. This interactive forum between the presenter and audience stimulates the public to think deeper about issues in fashion and to ask the presenter questions about the issues at hand.

- THE CREATIVE EVOLUTION OF ICONIC PIECES AND THEIR DESIGN HERITAGE

JONATHAN CHEUNG - LEVI STRAUSS & Co - CA Head of Design - Levi’s Brand of Levi Strauss & Co

Mr. Jonathan Cheung, former vice president of merchandising for men’s tops, has been the head of design for the Levi’s® brand since August 2013. Mr. Cheung brings more than 23 years of international design experience in menswear, womenswear and denim, having led creative teams in six countries and in three languages. He joined the company in 2009 as the lead designer for the Levi’s ®Made & Crafted TM collection. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., Mr. Cheung was head of global research for Armani Jeans, created the first jeans collection for Iceberg, and was a lead designer with Moschino. He is a graduate of Kingston University (89).

- STRATEGIC INTERNET APPROACH TO HOW INTRODUCE EMERGING CREATIVE DESIGNERS TO THE RIGHT AUDIENCE


BEATRICE PANG - MODEWALK - CA Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Beatrice has always had a passion to explore different cultures, having lived in China, Europe and the United States. After two years at Merrill Lynch, Beatrice spent several years acquiring companies and developing partnerships at Microsoft. While attending business school at Stanford, Beatrice worked at Nokia Growth Partners. At Stanford, she also studied abroad in Paris and had the opportunity to meet exceptional designers who opened her eyes to the creative world of luxury. Her passion for technology innovation and desire to support craftsmanship traditions inspired her to start ModeWalk. Beatrice was a Lightspeed Venture Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business (2011).

- QUEER HISTORY OF FASHION - FROM THE CLOSET TO THE CATWALK - THE INFLUENCE OF GAY DESIGNERS IN FASHION


FRED DENNIS - F.I.T - MUSEUM - NY Senior Curator of Costume, Fashion Institute of Technology

Fred Dennis, senior curator of costume, has worked at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology for more than 20 years. He is the co-Curator of A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, and has contributed to or been a co-curator of numerous exhibitions such as: Halston: Absolute Modernism, China Chic: East Meets West, The Corset: Fashioning the Body, Belgian Fashion: Antwerp Style and London Fashion, and more recently Gothic: Dark Glamour and Japan Fashion Now. Prior to joining the staff at the museum, he worked with milliner Maeve Carr to design hats for Donna Karan and Maud Frizon, Ann Taylor, Lord & Taylor and Saks. He has had a successful children’s wear line and has designed for theater, opera and ballet.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.