Mingle Mastermind Sessions • Every Friday @1pm EST

What Is The Product Lifecycle of Your Fashion Brand?

Friday, July 16
1pm ET | Noon CT | 11am MT | 10am PT | 5pm UTC

Companies that understand the stages of their product's lifecycle have a much better chance at success. This week we're talking with 3 experts in the fashion industry, Irene Mak, Bernard Kahn, and Dale Noelle about how Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the latest trends in technology can improve your apparel business. 

5 Things You Will Learn

  1. What is PLM and how can it help your apparel business?
  2. How to figure out fit when developing your collection.
  3. When to use body scanning avatars and 3D technology.
  4. How Big Box Retailers are using 3D technology in their supply chains.
  5. Why you should be using PLM software to manage apparel production.

Join us for this lively discussion where you can bring your questions for the Q&A with our panel of experts. Attendees are also encouraged to sign up for a free Fashion Mingle profile prior to the event so you can connect directly with our panelists after the webinar. 

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Bernard Kahn

Meet Our Experts

Bernard Kahn is an industry professional with over 38 years of industry consulting, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to any apparel firm interested in improving all aspects of manufacturing. His experience includes but is not limited to management systems, product development, costing, garment engineering, production, quality, importing. Mr Kahn is also an Assistant Adj. Professor at Fashion Institute of Technology  and Parsons the New School for Design.

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Irene Mak

Irene Mak is a strategic expert in product development and technical design execution of refined clothing for retail. She specialized in product development for major retailers and has traveled the globe to gain experience in international vertical manufacturing. She now consults for apparel startups focusing on “Made in New York” and “Made in the USA”. Irene acknowledges her responsibility to the industry by teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Center for Continuing Professional Studies.

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Dale Noelle

As the owner of TRUE Model Management, Dale Noelle is instrumental in creating opportunities for New York’s freshest faces and working with many of the world’s most famous brands. Dale began her career as a model and has grown a thriving business, and has shared her knowledge and experience as an instructor at FIT and LIM. Dale is passionate about creating connections and opportunities for women-owned businesses through events and partnerships that bring together some of New York’s most successful female founders.

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Mingle Mastermind Team

Meet the Mingle Mastermind Team that you’ll be seeing every week, LIVE from New York City!

Melissa Shea


With a passion for fashion and technology, Melissa Shea is the CEO and cofounder of Fashion Mingle, a global platform for fashion industry professionals. Fashion Mingle is a platform that connects fashion professionals with the resources they need locally, or anywhere in the world. With over 6000 members in 100+ categories, the Fashion Mingle platform is designed to build stronger local fashion communities, creating economic opportunities for all.

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Shirin Movahed


As a brand-builder (legally speaking), Shirin is the founder of Rakomova Law and has helped entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by expertly guiding them through the legal challenges of starting and protecting your business. Shirin is an active member of the New York fashion industry, serving on the board of Fashion Group International and serves as a mentor and board advisor to several private companies and organizations as a well as a startup incubator in the fashion industry.

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Dee Rivera


With a career in PR working with major brands and publications, Dee is known for creative strategies that build emerging brands through DCG Public Relations and DCG Group Media. As a serial entrepreneur, Dee is the founder of Latinista.com, Hampton’s Fashion Week, and Times Square Fashion Week, three platforms that create promotional opportunities for emerging designers, beauty, and wellness brands. Dee is an expert collaborator, putting together teams that have created some of New York’s most memorable events.

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Catherine Schuller


Cat Schuller started her career as a model in NYC in the 70s and has been instrumental in the growth and success of many of New York’s most creative designers, models, event producers, and more. With a passion for inclusivity and sustainability, Catherine has been an instructor at FIT, LIM College, and helps organize events that promote sustainable fashion with the United Nations. Cat is the founder of Runway The Real Way, and Creative Director of hiTechMODA, two fashion show platforms showcasing emerging designers.

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Every Friday

1pm ET | Noon CT | 11am MT | 10am PT
5pm UTC