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Community Training Institute

Design 101 is on October 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30PM

The Design 101 workshop is the brainchild of Katherine Phillips has devoted her career to mentoring emerging designers in the practical and detailed steps for bringing new fashion collections to market.

Katherine’s experience spans twenty-five years with major industry labels that include: French Connection, Nicole Farhi, Nordstrom, Talbots, and Bon Marche, Paris. Like many new market leaders in fashion, she advocates sustainability in all aspects of fashion creation. Katherine has studied at the University of Paris/Sorbonne and graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY.

Since joining SoHarlem two years ago she had developed a team of expert seamstresses, patternmakers, fabric illustrators and embroiderers. Katherine has opened a second location in New Delhi, India where she has spent more than two decades cultivating and leading a group of artisans who create beautiful fabrics and apparel embellishments. From this location she also directs a fabric sourcing facility and the manufacturing of apparel for some of America’s top specialty retailers of women’s apparel.