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The Reveal: An Emerging Designer Showcase & Panel Discussion

December 4, 2017

FFANY, in partnership with Footwear News, curated an exclusive exhibition of the footwear industry’s newest talent presented in The Reveal: Emerging Designer Showcase.
FFANY is committed to supporting emerging designers as they enter the American marketplace on the global stage. Unveiled in a grand opening ceremony the first day of the December NY Shoe Expo, The Reveal: Emerging Designer Showcase highlighted work of eight emerging designers including:

Malone Souliers
Paula Cademartori
Sarah Fllint
Catherine de’ Medici 1533
Konstantina Tzovolou

FFANY hosted emerging footwear designers, retail executives and industry members on the second day of market for the Emerging Designer Panel, Making Your (Foot) Print On The Fashion Footwear Industry. This open dialogue about what it takes to make your mark in the fashion footwear industry showcased some of the footwear industry’s key players and talent where they shared their take on the market, trends, how to make it in America and where they find inspiration. Panelists included:

Shannon Adducci (Panel Moderator), Fashion Editor, Footwear News
Nicolò Beretta, Designer, Giannico
Sarah Flint, Founder & Creative Director, Sarah Flint
Kelsey Lyle, Associate Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue
Den Ly, Designer, FFANY & Arsutoria Joseph C. Moore Scholarship Winner, 2017

We value our mission to serve and grow the footwear industry, foster emerging talent, and bring the industry together in new and exciting ways. FFANY looks forward to continued success with you into the new year!

Read all about it – as seen in:

Vamp: 4 Takeaways from FFANY’s Emerging Designers Panel

Footwear News:  4 Brand-Building Tips for New Shoe Designers

Yahoo Lifestyle:  4 Brand-Building Tips for New Shoe Designers

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