by MR Magazine Staff

You’re invited! On Thursday, November 29 from 6:15pm to 8:00pm, MR magazine’s Karen Alberg Grossman and Stephen Garner will be hosting a panel discussion at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.

The evening’s panel will include a lively discussion about what defines a “must-have” brand, how to achieve this, and how important branding and marketing is to the success of a clothing line. Featured panelist include Eric Jennings, founder partner of E2 Consulting and former men’s fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue; Simon Graj, marketing guru and founder of top New York agency Graj + Gustavsen; Durand Guion, the head of fashion direction at Macy’s; and Jack Carlson, founder of one of New York’s hottest menswear labels at the moment Rowing Blazers.

Catering to the only dedicated menswear design program in New York City, MR hosts panels throughout the semester at FIT to help educate theses students on what to expect (and how to succeed) when working in the menswear community after graduation. Past industry experts who have contributed to the success of this program include menswear designer David Hart, The Doneger Group’s Tim Bess, as well as Ken Giddon from Rothmans; and Kevin Harter from Bloomingdale’s, among others.

To RSVP, email Karen at by Tuesday, November 27 in order to be added to our guest list. We hope to see you there.