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"PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: Fashion Memoir of 70 Years ..."
Learn how the past teaches the present how to redesign the future for Fashion Entrepreneurs in Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology. Shirley Willett, your organizer, will read and show demos from her book – A “Foundation”, both in its deep fashion industry knowledge, and with all proceeds going as scholarship awards to those who prove dedication to “pattern and production engineering skills in fashion apparel” and/or to “a cooperative business structure in fashion apparel.” Jay Calderin, Author, educator, and Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week: “You have inherited a valuable legacy—the history of everything that has come before. … Her memoir explores her experiences in design, education, engineering, manufacturing, and technology, providing future generations with valuable insights.” Susan Finger, Associate Dean, Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology Program, Carnegie Mellon University: “Shirley Willett’s work on Stylometrics looked at geometry and function in a completely different way. Her image language gives pattern and production engineers in the fashion apparel industry new ways to think about transformations in 3-D shapes, 2-D surfaces and 4-D production”. Penelope Dhionis, Interior Designer, and Shirley’s customer for over 60 years: “Shirley Willett's fashions throughout her career have been elegant, timeless and extraordinary in design as seen in this book. Shirley is a fashion genius! … manufacturing and selling high fashion apparel to prestigious stores throughout the country.” Tess Coburn, President, Teresa Crowninshield Inc., Elegant Coats and Jackets for Women, “Shirley Willett is unmatched in her knowledge and mastery of design, pattern engineering, garment production, and the science of elegant solutions to complex fashion design problems. … truly astounding, her capacity to teach, to mentor and transmit her knowledge to the next generation. Shirley's student of 15 years, I’ve received the gift of her genuine mastery and selfless spirit … I will be forever in her debt.” Register, bring an ID, your open mind, and someone will greet you at WeWork. Look forward t seeing you there.

WeWork Mass Ave.

625 Massachusetts Avenue · Cambridge

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Welcome to the Boston Fashion Meetup Group. Our mission is to cultivate a strong Boston fashion community through collaboration, outreach, and entrepreneurship. Join other Boston area fashion professionals, entrepreneurs and businesspeople for networking, lively discussions, events, informative panels, workshops, fashion photo shoots, and more! Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a newcomer, a student, own a business, freelance, or just love fashion; this group has much to offer and gain from you. Become a member and see what this fantastic group is all about!

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