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As we close the chapter on yet another chilly but trend-setting New York Fashion Week, tradition was cast aside at times to make way for new concepts and exciting ways to communicate fashion.

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Fashion Law Institute is all about fashion and it is an organization born out of a love for fashion, created in 2010 and supported by Diane von Furstenberg and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. It is a non-profit organization that was founded by Susan Scarfidi, a teacher at Fordham Law School. She continues to play a very active role in each of the events that take place.

Changing the way that fashion is presented on the runway, Fashion Law Institute threw controversy to the wayside as they featured the first plus-size designer to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking place at Lincoln Center for the Spring/Summer 2014 season, held last September.

This season, for Fall/Winter 2014, interested visitors were treated to an informative and educational seminar bearing fashion in mind. It took place on February 7, 2014, at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus, in close proximity to where all the fashion shows were being held. A panel discussion took place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with breakfast being served first. The event was completely sold-old, attesting to the overwhelming success of holding such a seminar.

'WIRED & LACED: Patents, Technology and the Future of Fashion' focused on wearable technology and how designs are fusing form and function to gain amazing results. Experts who took part in the panel discussion included representatives from the Patent Office, the legal community and leaders from the fashion world.

Technology works in remarkable ways these days and it continues to move us forward into the future of fashion.

Save the date of April 4, 2014, for another great event to be held by Fashion Law Institute. This will be the 4th Annual Fashion Law Institute symposium.