Are you a fashion designer or manufacturer? Do you love Kansas City’s rich Garment District history? The nonprofit organization Rightfully Sewn goes inside the industry at its inaugural Fashion Forward event, examining the effective business practices behind a local enterprise that employed thousands and supplied the nation with high-quality clothing in its 20th-century heyday.
The afternoon begins with a screening of A Stitch in Time, Terence O’Malley’s documentary about the city’s greatest fashion entrepreneur, Nell Donnelly Reed. O’Malley then joins a discussion with individuals who have worked in various Garment District capacities: Suzie Aron, Barbara Bloch, Murline Hayes, and Carl Puritz. Rightfully Sewn founder Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer moderates. A reception follows.
Co-presented by Missouri Bank.