Urban Fabric:
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Date and Location

Thursday, March 18, 2010
6:00 - 8:30 pm

225 West 35th Street
16th floor
New York City

Event Highlights
Listen to an audio recording of the conversation (MP4 file, 65mb) or look at the Flickr page for photos of the event.

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About the Design Trust Council
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For this year's annual event on March 18, 2010, the Design Trust Council convened at fashion designer YEOHLEE's studio in the Garment District for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of fashion innovation.

The evening began with a cocktail reception and private tour of YEOHLEE's studio - including a special preview of her Fall 2010 collection - and culminated in an open discussion. For this conversation, Yeohlee Teng was joined by special guests Vogue contributing editor and landscape designer Miranda Brooks, local real estate developer Eric Gural of Newmark Knight Frank, architect and urban designer Ken Greenberg, and the Dean of Fashion at Parson, Simon Collins. Together they shared their individual perspectives about the fashion industry ecosystem and how New York City nurtures and catalyzes creativity.

Miss the event? You can now listen to the entire conversation (MP4 file, 65mb). Visit Flickr to see additional photos of the event.
Miranda Brooks
Miranda Brooks is a landscape designer known for her wild and romantic gardens. In addition to running her own landscape design firm, she is also a contributing editor at Vogue magazine.

Simon Collins
After spending 20 years as a designer for such companies as Ralph Lauren, Nike and Reebok, Mr. Collins is now the Dean of Fashion at Parsons The New School For Design.

Ken Greenberg
Ken Greenberg is an architect and urban designer based in Toronto, Canada. Much of his work is focused on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, and neighborhoods. His projects in New York include Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River waterfront.

Eric Gural
Eric Gural is executive managing director at Newmark Knight Frank, one of New York City's largest real estate developers. Mr. Gural oversees approximately 42 properties, including many located in the Garment District.

Yeohlee Teng
Yeohlee Teng's "urban nomad" style has earned her the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design and a permanent place in the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Collection.

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