As the state, and particularly the Detroit area, continues to strive toward national and global recognition as a center for style, students at the University of Michigan are working on creating more opportunities to transfer fashion knowledge from academia to real world experience. Enter the Michigan Fashion Media Summit (MFMS), a brand new initiative that is arguably years in the making, and will hopefully continue for years to come.

The MFMS is a day-long summit designed to inspire and educate the next generation of fashion industry leaders by connecting them to creative and professional opportunities across the retail world. It will be held at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business on April 13th, 2018.

This first of its kind educational conference is being run by a 40-person team of students that aims to transform the Ross School of Business into a fashionable force on Friday the 13th. Expect to see students sporting more than maize and blue as they enter walk through the building intent on showing off their sense of style.

The day-long conference will be emceed by Amy Levin, Founder and CEO of the popular global fashion community College Fashionista, which she started from her own college, Indiana University back in 2009, while also seeking more practical fashion industry experience.

Other speakers currently slated for the event include Gary Sheinbaum, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas, Alex Drinker, VP of Marketing at Shinola, and David Cho, Director of Partnership Activation for Adidas.

To stay up to date with the MFMS efforts, follow them on Twitter or Instagram. Details about the conference as well as The Stitch, the official blog of MFMS, can be found on their website.

Author: Lisa Diggs

Lisa Diggs is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant, avid traveler, and founder of The Catalyst Company, LLC, Michigan Positivity Project, and Buy Michigan Now.