The Atelier

FGILA event at The Atelier at Maker City LA

photo 1 On Tuesday, April 29th Fashion Group International's Los Angeles chapter (FGILA) hosted a stylish event at The Atelier - our brand new workroom and event space for fashion, accessory and jewelry designers.  A robust and fashionable crowd was on hand for cocktails and conversation, with industry experts and insiders, about fashion, design and commerce in the digital age.

Panelists included:

Kendra Gratteri, Director of Merchandising, BeachMint

Alle Fister, Principal, Bollare

Rachel Pally, fashion designer

N. Jayne SewardVeryVeryChic

Nicolas Ullah, Director of Marketing US at TrendStop

Kelsi Smith of LA Fashion CouncilStylesmith and Two Point Oh! LA Moderated the conversation.

* special thanks to sponsors Om Cocktails and Artisan House

Check out pics from this event below and be on the lookout for more fashion events at The Atelier at Maker City LA!

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costume cafe LA-based costume designer and host of the darling Costume Cafe Podcast, Colleen Monroe recently interviewed our very own Ava Bromberg about the vision behind The REEF, Maker City LA, and The Atelier - our one-of-a kind creative work-space for fashion/costume/accessory designers and textile artists!  It should be noted that this interview took place in the podcast studio, conveniently located  in our very own Media Lab! Listen to the full interview here or check out the highlights below:


Ava Bromberg


Urban Planner and Visionary who creates creative spaces for designers and makers to collaborate and learn from one another to forge new breakthroughs in design

Recent Project:

The Reef: A Creative Habitat, Los Angeles, California

Podcast Quote:

"Costume and Fashion Designers have really been isolated in their own silo, and I think ideally, they should be in a community with other creators, as well as, learning other skills that help them as 21st century creatives."

- Ava Bromberg