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Who are the tastemakers and trailblazers in today’s fashion industry?

Join a panel of top style bloggers along with editor in chief Dirk Standen and Suite 1521 co-founders Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel, as they discuss innovative new ways of observing and consuming trends, and take a look at American fashion at large today.


Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.


This event is underwritten by Nancy and Jeffrey Lane.

Artists Bios

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Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine is an American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion. She explained the title of her blog to the Daily Mail: "Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate. And that is fantastic."

In 2012, Medine was featured in Forbes ' "Top 30 Under 30" as one of the year's "most influential trendsetters," while The Man Repeller was recognized in TIME's "25 Best Blogs of 2012", and received "Best Overall Blog" at the 2012 Bloglovin' Awards. In that year, Medine also topped Adweek's "Fashion Power 25" which recognizes those "who truly mattered in fashion and style," beating the likes of Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour." In 2013, Medine was featured in Fast Company Magazine's "100 Most Creative People" issue


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Dirk Standen

Dirk Standen was named Editor-in-Chief of in September 2005. Under his direction, the website has received widespread industry recognition, including Magazine Publishers of America digital awards and Webby Awards.

Mr. Standen joined Condé Nast in 2003 as Deputy Editor of the digital division. He helped reposition and, and played a leading role in the January 2005 launch of, which was nominated for an ASME award for General Excellence Online later that year. Since being named Editor-in-Chief of as well as Men., Mr. Standen has overseen a major redesign of the women’s fashion site along with the launch of several initiatives, including the iPhone and iPad applications.

Prior to joining Condé Nast, Mr. Standen had several years’ experience at online publications. As Editor-in-Chief of, he launched one of the first social-networking sites. He was previously a Senior Editor at Microsoft’s

Mr. Standen has written extensively about fashion and lifestyle for a number of national and international publications, including GQ, Details, Tatler, Food & Wine and The New York Observer. He holds an MFA in filmmaking from Columbia University and lives in New York City with his wife and son.


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