Fashion & Luxury Brands Summit
Ari Zlotkin founded AF with his wife Anne Fontaine in Paris, the first store opened on the left bank in 1994. The core product being white shirts only. The company has since grown to 80 boutiques and has a financial partner since 2018.
Prior to AF, Ari worked at Xerox France as a financial specialist.
Ari is a graduate of London Schiller University. Since 2014, he resides in NY with his wife and 3 children.
Ira Melnitsky was named Chief Executive Officer of Tourneau, LLC in 2013. Ira leads the executive team in shaping the overall objectives, growth and direction of the company.
With his deep experience in luxury retailing, multi-brand environments and accessories, Ira has brought an impressive history of brand building as well as operational expertise to Tourneau. Ira also lead the company through a sale of Tourneau to Bucherer AG.
Prior to Tourneau, Ira served as President of the Home and Better Handbag divisions of LF USA. Ira also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer at Rue La La.
Prior to Rue La La, he held executive leadership positions at Tumi, Inc., and Ferragamo USA.
Ira is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
This event starts on November 19th at 6:00 PM.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals; active fashion designers, owners, buyers, and merchandisers with the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
This VIP Panel was specifically designed to delve into the future of fashion and luxury, develop new long-term professional relationships, and allow our members to explore potential partnerships and professional opportunities. Join us for gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene the New York's top fashion movers and shakers. VIP Panel will discuss fast fashion and innovation, analysis of of the future of fashion and retail, and speakers' tried-and-true tips on luxury strategy.
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:00 Panel & Dinner
8:15 - 9:00 Dessert Buffet
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