The Los Angeles International Textile Show will hold a series of seminars at the California Market Center, suite A-1319, from March 26 to 28. All seminars are free to registered attendees. There is a $20 fee for visitors without proper credentials.

Monday, March 26

10:30 a.m.: “Megatrends & Key Women’s Wear Directions Spring-Summer ’13”
Speaker: Renee L’Abbé, senior vice president of global trends at Stylesight.

12:30 p.m.: “What a Buyer Wants from a Young Designer”
Speaker: Mercedes Gonzalez, president of Global Purchasing Group.

2 p.m.: “Spring 2013: The West Coast Perspective”
Speakers: Arnold and Fran Sude, owners of Design Options.

3:30 p.m.: “Creative Vision: Spring-Summer ’13 Trend Seminar ”
Speaker: Nicole Nettles, Mudpie.

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Tuesday, March 27
10:30 a.m.: “Macro-trends Spring-Summer ’13 and Autumn-Winter ’13-’14 Preview”
Speaker: Sally Lohan, West Coast content director at WGSN.

12:30 p.m.: “Building a Brand”
Panel: Bryan Kang, Rhapsody Clothing; Farah Bhatti, co-chair of Buchalter Nemer; Alicia Estrada, founder and designer of Stop Staring; Jean-Pierre Guez, My Tribe and Almeriane; Frances Harder, founder of Fashion Business Inc.

2 p.m.: “Spring ’13 Knit Innovations by Lenzing”
Speaker: Tricia Carey, USA merchandising manager at Lenzing.

3:30 p.m.: “Hot Button Issues Affecting Textiles”
Moderator: Ilse Metchek, president of California Fashion Association.

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Wednesday, March 28
10:30 a.m.: “Brand Multiplatform Rights”
Speaker: Staci J. Riordan, Fox Rothschild LLP.

12:30 p.m.: “Zero to Sixty: How to Take Your Line from Idea to Sale”
Speaker: Liza Deyrmenjian, chief executive officer and co-founder of Afingo.

2 p.m.: “Ladies and Juniors Trend Direction for Spring-Summer ’13”
Speaker: Melissa Moylan, trend director at Fashion Snoops.

3:30 p.m.: “Cotton: Inspiration for Fabric Developments”
Speaker: Jeana Hatch, manager of product development at Cotton Incorporated.

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