Creative Mind Podcast Bonus Episode – Ilse Metchek Talks Serious Business of Fashion

(by Bobby Brill)

This bonus episode of Creative Mind features Ilse Metchek, the President of the California Fashion Association to discuss the business of fashion.

Ms. Metchek created California Fashion Association in 1994 with assistance from the major financial and manufacturing participants of the region’s apparel industry. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC) in 1998, and still serves in that capacity. Her public service includes participation on the Executive Board of the California Fashion Foundation, the Advisory Council of UCLA Extension, Board member of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Vernon Chamber of Commerce. 

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is one of the largest private accredited art and design schools in the nation. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art offers more than 135 accredited degree programs spanning 40 areas of study, including entertainment arts, advertising, fashion, architecture, game development, music, communication, photography and more.

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