(Filed Under Fashion News). The Intimate Apparel Council (IAC) in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will host the second session of the 2009-2010 Certified Intimate Apparel Professional Program, “Design and Merchandising,” on Thursday, November 5th at the FIT Conference Center in New York City. The full-day program will run from 9am to 4:30pm, and will include a designer roundtable featuring well-known lingerie designer Flora Nikrooz, as well as Linda Hyde of Wacoal America and Tony Nuzzo of Bali.
The day will also include design and merchandising presentations by FIT’s senior faculty, consisting of “Principles of Intimate Apparel and Design,” presented by Colette Wong, associate professor and chairperson of Apparel Fashion Design; “Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Techniques,” presented by Catherine Geib, instructor of fashion merchandising management; and “Developing a Retail Merchandising Plan,” presented by Vincent Quan, assistant professional of Fashion Merchandising Management at FIT and Margo Andros, principal of The Pink Slip, a New York City-based intimate apparel boutique.
According to IAC, The 2009-2010 Certified Intimate Apparel Professional Program “is designed to provide intimate apparel executives and associates with a focused course of study that will broaden your skills and provide a respected credential to advance your career.” Intimate Apparel executives who complete the program, which encompasses four one-day sessions, will receive the “Certified Intimate Apparel Professional” credential from FIT. The two sessions following November 5th will be held on February 4th and May 6th, 2010. The cost for IAC members is $550 per session and $1,950 for all four sessions. Non-members are charged $775 per session and $2,500 for all four.
For further information, contact Eric Hertz, director of executive education at FIT: (212) 217-4305, Eric¬_Hertz@FitNyc.edu.
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