Press & Speaking Engagements


Was Bryant Park a Better Location? New York Times, September 5, 2012

“Life in the Garment Center” Stitches. August 2012, Pages 27, 44-49 (cover story)

Garment District Designer Uses Computers to Create 21st-Century Patterns April 2, 2012 9:09am | By Mathew Katz

The Art of Textile Embellishment; A Visit with Fashion Design Concepts in NYC

Saving the Garment District, Gotham Magazine by Suzanne Mcgee 

Garment District struggles to find a way forward

A Meeting Of Minds At Community Board 5 – And A Bit Of History | In Garment District, New York on March 23, 2011

The New York Times December 2, 2007

Business owners unite to save garment center Jul 18, 2007 (need to subscribe for access)

AM NY Wednesday, July 18th, 07

WWD Garment Group Pins Hope to New Initiative 

The fashion industry is falling apart at the seams as rising prices and neighborhood rezoning erode New York’s Garment District |By Carla Usher

NY garment district battling for survival | By Michelle Nichols

Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week

Garment District embroiderer dangles by thread | By Alex Hotz and Carmen Williams

New York City’s garment industry sees opportunity amid the pain | By Garett Sloane

Nanette Lepore, Samanta Cortes, lead fight to save NYC’s Garment District

Fashion Crisis in the city | By Garett Sloane

Nanette Lepore, Samanta Cortes, lead fight to save NYC’s Garment District

First Ladies of Fashion- Shane Dale

Alive and Well in the Garment Center, a mini-tour: Part III: Fashion Design Concepts

MEDIA ALERT: Fashioning The American Dream

Textile & Trade Report By Court Williams NEW YORK A Touch of Summer at N.Y. Print Shows | WWD.COM 13 WWD, TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007

Speaking Engagements
May 24, 2012

Speaker at Fashion Law Boot Camp, a summer intensive program for law students, lawyers and industry professionals by the Fashion Law Institute of Fordham Law School.

2007 to Present

Frequent speaker at Direction the International Textile Design Show, now known as The PremiereVision, The world’s premier fabric and trends show.

May 1, 2007

Feature speaker along with Danny Glover, Actor and Activist, Bud Kondheim, CEO of Nicole Miller, and several high level NYC government officials at Fashioning The American Dream, a rally to support immigrant garment workers.