- May PATTERN Meetup - Sustainable Fashion: Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose
Please RSVP to this FREE event via our Eventbrite page here: https://sustainablepattern.eventbrite.com DETAILS Some years ago, fashion industry leaders recognized the importance of changing the way we produce, market and consume fashion. Today, sustainability has become the most important innovation driver in the fashion industry and a much discussed issue around the globe. What is sustainable fashion? How do you know if what you are buying is “sustainable”? How is sustainable fashion different from slow fashion? What can we as consumers do to help support this vital movement? Hear the answers to these and any of your other pressing questions firsthand from our expert moderator and guest panelists. Get ready for an insightful panel discussion on the future of fashion. See you there! WHAT TO EXPECT Doors open at 6p for networking; and presentation begins at 6:45pm with time ffor Q&As at the end of the session. Bring a notebook, and business cards. MEET OUR PANEL Guest moderator: Polly Barks Guest Panelists: Aaron of Naptown Thrift Emma Hagenauer of People for Urban Progress Sara Baldwin of Lux & Ivy WHO THIS EVENT IS FOR This event is perfect for designers, influencers, fashionistas, stylists, bloggers, models, photographers, makeup & hair artists, brand & boutique owners and other industry professionals! Thank you to HARRISON CENTER for being our venue sponsor!
- April PATTERN Meetup - 2019 Indy Fashion Industry Update
DETAILS Do you feel like interesting fashion events just sneak up on you at the last minute because you didn't know they were coming up? Do you wonder how to connect to the people you see doing dope projects on instagram? Do you wonder what, if anything is being done in Central Indiana to advance the fashion industry and arts? This event's for you! We're bringing together some of Indy's top fashion leaders to talk about their organizations, events and how you can become involved to help grow your business, your art and the Indianapolis scene overall. COST The event is free, but please be sure to RSVP via Eventbrite as seating is limited: https://indyfashion2019.eventbrite.com. WHAT TO EXPECT Doors open at 6p for networking; and presentation begins at 6:30pm sharp to allow for a Q&A time at the end of the session. Bring a notebook, and business cards. OUR PANELISTS INCLUDE Denisha 'Dlang" Ferguson, Indiana Fashion Week (https://www.indianafashionweek.com/) Leslie Bailey, Fashion Arts Society (https://discovernewfields.org/give-and-join/become-member/affiliate/fashion-arts-society) Ms. Nicole René, (http://www.passion4fashionweek.com) Our featured brand is Komafi! (https://www.komafi.com/) Our featured influencer is Aisha Herring of The Strength of She. (http://thestrengthofshe.com) Panel will be moderated by PATTERN's Executive Director, Polina Osherov. WHO THIS EVENT IS FOR This event is perfect for designers, influencers, fashionistas, stylists, bloggers, models, photographers, makeup & hair artists, brand & boutique owners and other industry professionals!
- PATTERN Magazine vol. 15 Launch Party
Do not RSVP via MEETUP.COM! Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE https://vol15musicissue.eventbrite.com Join us Saturday, March 23 to celebrate the release of Vol. 15 of PATTERN Magazine - our second MUSIC issue - where we take on the growing Indianapolis music scene. PATTERN is a 501c3 non-profit. All proceeds from this event go to support our Creative Fellowship programming, and the production of the magazine. 6:00-7:30PM - VIP ticket holders only 7:30-11PM - Open to General Admission Refreshments: Cash bar and complimentary snacks will be available Dress code: Dress to impress Music curated by LARI PATI with Brooke Billions & Ferris Booler. Special features: Digital effects provided by Blockhouse Studios; Vintage concert poster exhibit provided by Indy's music lovers. Thank you to sponsors Cardinal Spirits, CharBlu, Uptown Realty Investors, Sun King Brewing, and Mass Ave Wine Shop. The Launch Party is a 21 & over event. EVERYONE MUST HAVE A VALID PHOTO I.D. TO ENTER THE EVENT SPACE. No refunds. PARKING OPTIONS: There's a paid parking lot across the road from the space, Mall Parking, or street parking on the Circle, on Washington St, or Meridian St. Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE https://vol15musicissue.eventbrite.com Hope to see you there!
- January PATTERN Meetup - Building a Successful Career as a Fashion Stylist
Join us and special guest David Wilson of Third Concept, a NYC-based creative stylist, and social media strategist, to learn what it takes to become a professional fashion stylist in markets big and small. This is an opportunity to participate in an open dialogue about the struggles of trying to "make it" and embracing opportunities. Some of the things you'll learn about are: - What is a fashion stylist and what's the difference between a fashion stylist, a commercial wardrobe stylist and a personal shopper - How to work with a creative team - How to work with designers and boutiques to pull clothing - Ways to break into the industry - Building confidence by overcoming insecurities that have overpowered your ability to create. - Finding inspiration, establishing your look and building a client base - Professional conduct on set & working with client expectations - Digital tools and tips to build your freelance brand Doors open at 6p for networking; and presentation begins at 6:30pm sharp to allow for a Q&A time at the end of the session. Bring a notebook, and business cards.
- November PATTERN Meetup - Level UP: Working with agencies and publications
Circle City Industrial Complex$10.00
If you're a freelance photographer, videographer, wardrobe stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist or writer and you're wondering how to book gigs with ad & model agencies or print publications you should participate in this fireside "mini-chat" meetup! You will hear from an ad agency art director, a model agency owner, a magazine art director and commercial photographer about how to stand out from the crowd, and get to the top of the shortlist of freelance talent. Doors open at 6p for networking; and presentation begins at 6:30pm sharp to allow for a Q&A time at the end of the session. Bring a notebook, and business cards. Pizza and soda/water/beer will be provided. Our guests include: Dan Shearin, Young & Laramore (https://www.yandl.com/) Andrea Ratcliff, Indianapolis Monthly (https://indymonthly.com/) Steve Brokaw, SEEN Models (http://www.stevenbrokawphotography.com & http://seenmodels.com) Moderators Jay Goldz, (http://iamjaygoldz.com/) Polina Osherov (http://www.polinaosherov.com/ & http://patternindy.com)
- PATTERN's Third Annual StreetExpo
If you love fashion, music & culture, and supporting local brands & entrepreneurs, then check out PATTERN’s 3rd Annual StreetExpo! The Expo is the only creative lifestyle fashion trade show in Central Indiana. The purpose of the event is to connect brands to one another and to you! Stop by and meet the designers, shop their booths, enjoy the digital fashion show and the dj! Wear your stylish best, and get your photo taken in our Style Photobooth! Good vibes all around! The StreetExpo is open to the public and free! After the StreetExpo, stick around for the After Party sponsored by Quality Boutique and featuring Drayco McCoy, Mathaius Young and others! If you're interested in being a vendor, get more info at patternindy.com. Thank you to sponsors - 416 Wabash SunKing Brewing Mallow Run Winery Poke Guru RNDC/Jack Daniels
- The Secrets of Hosting Successful Pop-ups
Join us for a panel discussion of "pop-up experts" to learn about what it takes to host a successful pop up and to find out about a new pop-up initiative called St'ArtUp 317 launched by PATTERN and Downtown Indy, Inc. (Visit startup317.com for more info! Vendor applications for the program close April 1, 5pm.) Guest Panelists: Jared Ingold (VDGN), Martha Latta ( Handmade Promenade) & Cahmelan Porter (Komafi). Thank you to Artistry Apartments, and SunKing Brewing for being our sponsors! • FYI March 21 is the official opening of Whole Foods downtown. The store is located across the road from our meetup location, so feel free to park in their garage and swing by Whole Foods to check it out while you're at it!
- August PATTERN Meetup - Planning a successful fashion editorial shoot
Join us for this workshop-style meetup where you'll get to spend time with some of Indy's top industry pros. You will hear from photographers, wardrobe stylists, and hair/makeup experts on best practices of pulling together a print-worthy fashion editorial in Indianapolis (which by the way, is no easy thing!) The meetup is limited to 48 people and specifically aimed at photographers, stylists, hair and makeup people who are looking for a team to work with. When you arrive, you will be randomly assigned to a team, and you will have the opportunity to get to know them, while also getting to chat with our experts, and have all your questions answered. Think of it as a variation on creative speed dating! Pizza and soda/water/beer will be provided. The session is 90 minutes long. Please arrive promptly by 6:30p, as we will be jumping right in. Bring a notebook, and business cards. This is an opportunity for those who are serious about building a career in editorial & commercial photography and working on a professional photography set. Our guest experts include: Al Bracken (https://www.albrackenphotography.com/), Gabrielle Cheikh (https://gabriellecheikh.com/fashion/), Jay Goldz (http://iamjaygoldz.com/), Danelle French (http://www.danellefrenchmakeup.com/), Nikki Brown (http://www.flawlessfacesbynikki.com/Resume.html), Danielle Smith (http://freshfettle.com/), DaNisha Greene (http://www.yoursinfashion.com/), Jazmine Allen (http://jazztheestylist.com/) & Laura Walters (http://mystyleriot.com/editorial).
- July PATTERN meetup: Cultural Appropriation 101
The idea of “cultural appropriation” has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain cultural symbols and products should be off-limits to people outside that culture. Accusations of cultural appropriation raise important and complex questions about the nature of culture. The reality of human experience is that borrowing and cultural mixture are widespread. This is evident in language, religion, agriculture, folklore, food and other cultural elements, however In some instances, a line is crossed and cultural borrowing can become exploitative. Crossing this line may turn acts of borrowing into cultural appropriation. Join us for a lively panel discussion on the topic moderated by DJ Limelight with guest panelists, hair stylist Philip Salmon, producer J. Brookinz and makeup artist Tamera Peyton. Doors open at 6pm for networking. Program will begin at 6:45p. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A from the audience. A big thanks to The Hatch for hosting us!
- April PATTERN meetup: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Clothing Line
Join us for some great networking and an intimate chat with Jane Hamill, the founder of Fashion Brain Academy which offers online trainings for apparel and accessories designers on the BUSINESS side of things. Doors open at 6pm for networking. Program will begin at 6:30p. We strongly recommend that you watch this (http://bit.ly/FreeWebStartupJH) short, free (30 minute) video that Jane put together for us to get a background on her expertise, and also to get little bit ahead of this live presentation. A big thank you to The Art Institute of Indianapolis for hosting us! _______ Jane Hamill is the founder of Fashion Brain Academy which offers online trainings for apparel and accessories designers on the BUSINESS side of things. Her goal is for every designer to make a living using their creativity while becoming business savvy – even if they hate sales and cringe at the idea of a marketing plan. Jane’s signature online courses include, "How to Get Your Product Into Stores", How to Market and Sell Your Product”, and "The New Designer Program - How to Start a Fashion Business from Scratch” Jane ran a successful women’s wholesale clothing line and boutique and her work has been seen in CNN, NPR, Fox News, InStyle, Entrepreneur, Lucky, etc. Her clothing line was carried in stores across the country, including Macy’s, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, etc. After 14 years and 2 kids, she sold her wholesale and retail business and launched Fashion Brain Academy. She loves every minute of helping other entrepreneurs work on their dream businesses.