The New York City Garment Center: A Pattern for Success

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On September 19, 2017, the City Bar’s Fashion Law Committee held a discussion on the legal and policy issues of the past, present and future of those unique blocks which have historically supported designers, manufacturers, retailers and many others who contribute to the $98 billion fashion industry in New York City.


Yeohlee Teng, Designer/Advocate

Nanette Lepore, Designer/Advocate

Gary Wassner, CEO, Hilldun/CFDA Mentor

James Caras, Gen. Counsel & Land Use Director,Manhattan Borough President’s Office

Samantha Cortes, Executive Director, Save the Garment Center

Charles Beckwith, Communications Director, Save the Garment Center


Hilary F. Jochmans, Jochmans Consulting, LLC

Sponsoring Association Committee:

Fashion Law Committee, Adrienne T. Montes, Chair