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June 10th & 11th


Eric Daman is a costume designer, fashion model, television personality, and author from New York City. He designed the costumes seen on Gossip Girl for six seasons. He has also designed costumes for Sex & the City ssisting Patricia Fields for three seasons . The team was awarded an Emmy for their work together in 2002. He has worked on 11 feature films and is in production for a new feature film. In addition he is doing the costumes for the 3 rd season of the  American television drama series Billions on Showtime starring Damian Lewis. 


"Brian is one of the industry's secret weapons. He's the branding guru that countless fashion insiders turn to. Like the phrase, "Behind every great man is a great woman", we feel the same about Brian: Behind every great brand, is Brian!.
– Jacqui Stafford
Celebrity Stylist + Fashion Editor
Best-selling author, "The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget" 




Alexandra Murray-Leslie presents a master class and curated selection of films about expressive fashion tech strategies to communicate new narratives in film, these include; reactive lighting, mechatronics, bio-composite textiles and the circular economy, additive and subtractive fabrication processes, sonification and visualisation techniques. She also explores how body-centric future technologies affect choreography and dramaturgy in live art and film.


Marc Happel is the Director of Costumes at New York City Ballet. For over 30 years he has worked in costume design and production in New York City at NYC Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, Barbara Matera Ltd, and his own costume company Marc Happel Ltd.

For the last 5 years he has collaborated closely with a list of fashion designers that includes Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Thom Browne, Iris Van Herpen, Valentino, and Dries Van Noten on costumes for NYC Ballet’s annual Fall Fashion Gala.

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