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Title: Technology: The Changing Landscape of Fashion, Tanya James, Fashion Technologist
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Start Time: Friday April 07, 2017 02:00 PM
End Time: Friday April 07, 2017 03:00 PM
Location: TBD
Url: http://cns.iu.edu/netscitalks
Category: Event
Free/Busy: busy

Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (CNS) Talk

Speaker: Tanya James, Fashion Technologist

Abstract:Tanya James began her career in the fashion industry working as a dress Buyer for Van Buren Neiman, one of New York’s leading resident buying offices. Eventually Ms. James became a contributing Fashion Editor for Women World Magazine. Ms. James enjoyed working with top fashion houses, photographers and models; and produced trend setting fashion news layouts. Although Ms. James enjoyed all of her positions in the fashion industry, she discovered she had a deeper passion that would saving lives. During her research process Ms. James visualized integrating fashion with technology. The wearer of this type of fashion/tech apparel would help the caregiver locate the person immediately if they wonder away. Ms. James hold an BBA, MBA in Media Arts and Information Systems Management/Ecommerce.

Ms. James will speak about the technological changing landscape in the fashion business, the future job opportunities and the new manufacturing processes. The fashion industry is predicted to change more in the next ten years as it has over the last 100. Consolidation, computerization and globalization are the major disruptions of today, and will continue to be as they morph and change. Innovative fashion designers and new technologies are at the forefront of these disruptions. The distinctions between Brands, Retailers and Manufacturering that defined fashion for the last several decades are now being tested by a multitude of factors, including a difficult economic context and changing consumer desires. Emerging hybrid models are changing the landscape of the Fashion’s business and helping companies thrive in a world of growing complexity. Lastly a, Social and economic changes have transformed the way fashion is designed, developed, produced and consumed.

Bio:Tanya James, BBA, MBA began her career in the Fashion Industry working as a dress Buyer for Van Buren Neiman one of New York’s leading resident buying offices. Although she loved her position, greater opportunity came along. The President of a 52 Store Specialty Chain wanted her services for his organization. Tanya moved into a more exciting area of the Retail Industry where she learned much more about the business of Fashion. Eventually, Tanya became a Fashion Editor. As a contributing Fashion Editor for Women World Magazine Tanya enjoyed working with top Fashion houses, Photographers and Models producing trend setting Fashion News layouts a position that required extensive world travel. After many wonderful experiences working in fashion she discovered a love for technology. As an innovative thinker Tanya began her first business brainchild the home shopping network called Image Makers. The business concept behind Image Makers allowed women the opportunity to purchase designer fashions over cable television. Her next innovation was Image-Makers of Hollywood, the business that permitted her the ability to combine her retail and styling talents at the same time. Tanya began to wardrobe a host of celebrities as well as to style for Photo sessions, Videos, TV ,Films and live fashion show productions. Realizing she had something special for the Visual Arts. Tanya decided to go back to school and learn as much as she could about the Film and Television production business. After graduating from the Center for Media Arts and taking New Media Business and Multimedia Presentation Design classes at NYU Tanya began to producing a variety of Television programs. During that process Tanya also attended graduate school studying Media arts and information Systems management/Ecommerce achieving her MBA in 2012.


Please join us for live streaming if you cannot attend in person.


This talk is sponsored by the Department of Information & Library Science.

Contact Email: katy@indiana.edu
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