TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO A BUSINESS
Location Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105
 
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FGI KANSAS CITY -  FALL BUSINESS PANEL DISCUSSION
TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO A BUSINESS
at Historic Kansas City’s Downtown Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Sunday, September 28th 11-1 pm

Laura Kathleen of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars.  This St. Louis designer began working on her career in fashion when she was 8 years old. Laura Kathleen has  turned the dream of being a fashion designer into a reality.  You may have caught her designs on season 9 of Project Runway as a top 5 finalist or on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion week. After PR season 9, Laura had the opportunity to compete on Project Runway All-Stars Season 2 where she finished in the top 6. Laura now casts the new designers on seasons 10-13 with Lifetime and has also been the commentary on the Road to the Runway.

Heidi Herman has extensive apparel industry experience spanning 20 years and encompassing nearly all parts of the globe, including designing clothing lines for Puma, Converse and Southpole. Currently she resides in Kansas City working as a Merchaniding Manager for Zorrel.  Her strong sense of design has been integral to the forward movement of each of the companies she has worked for.  She also designs and produces custom designed garments for a discerning clientele. She served for 3 years as the Programming Chair for the Kansas City chapter of Fashion Group International.  Heidi is a featured designer in the Kansas City Fashion Week’s Fall 2014 show and has participated in  West 18th Street's 2006 and 2013 shows.

Ralph Diaz has experience as a seasoned business owner including Gaia Salon & Spa  in Manhattan, Kansas which has been open since 1998.  He recently sold this business in July of 2014.  His  newest endeavor,  The Winged Lion, is a unique home decor boutique, opening in August 2014.  He has a great perspective for those in the new stages of building a new business.  Ralph has a degree in clothing and textiles from Kansas State University.

Lisa Vann has been one of Seattle's leading stylists since 1988. She owns Van Edge Salon Spa, located in the historic Pike Place Market neighborhood.  Lisa began studying with Aveda in the late 80's in one of the first Aveda concept salons in Seattle.  Lisa learned that she shared the same ethics as the company in the importance of connecting health and beauty with the earth's own plants while being globally responsible and giving back.  Lisa has also been featured on several national television shows such as The Ellen Degeneres Show(NBC), Ambush Makeovers(Fox) and has styled several seasons for the Academy Awards.

Limited Seating.  Purchase your tickets today!
Ticket Prices include brunch from Hotel Phillips: Members $25.00  NonMembers $35.00 Students $15.00

Moderated by Abbey Eden of Fox 4 News

Sponsers: Kansas City Fashion Week, Xiphium Salon together with Aveda & Hotel Phillips.