048. What It Means To Be A Fashion Connector With Fashionpreneur AK Brown

The Manic Metallic Podcast

27-04-2023 • 1 hr 7 mins

Episode 48 of The Manic Metallic Podcast is a masterclass in branding and visibility, courtesy of multifaceted St. Louis-based fashionpreneur AK Brown.

We discuss such topics as:

  • Why we are stronger together in fashion rather than constantly working against each other - AKA, why we need to set our egos aside to achieve positive results for fashion
  • The concept of a “fraudscape” - and how it has made its way into both the fashion and media landscape
  • Why we really, REALLY need to double down on creating websites and newsletters for our businesses - and how to get newsletter subscribers
  • An argument for counterfeiting and dupes that you would not expect
  • Meta/Facebook’s blue check mark monetization initiative
  • How to get media visibility - and why it isn’t always necessary to have a large audience in order to build partnerships
  • And more!


AK'S BIO

AK Brown - The Fashion Connector™ is a multifaceted fashionpreneur, fashion expert, thought leader, and connection maker who uses her platform to educate and advocate for other fashion brands, creatives, & businesses.

As a St. Louis-based fashion innovator with 10 years of experience, AK has grown her brand through various avenues including the product development, styling, media, non-profit, & educational sectors.

She is the founder and CEO of FWRDSociety - the first nonprofit for Black, Brown, & POC fashion creatives and professionals in St. Louis, MO, co-owner of PinkMuse Studio, a fashion editorial studio and magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts.

She’s been quoted as such in fashion outlets including Teen Vogue, The Zoe Report, InStyle, & Bustle, and has worked with organizations and community leaders locally and nationally, including Cori Bush, Washington University, & MAGIC.


RESOURCES

Understanding the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) rule governing date in the European Union https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/understanding-general-data-protection-regulation.php

Edgy Chic Boutique https://edgychicboutique.com/

Style Vault https://thestylevaultboutique.com/

Hustle City: Instagram - @hustl3c1t4_cf


Connect With AK Brown:

Website: https://www.akbrownstl.com/

Instagram: @akbrownstl

Podcast: The Haute Guide https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-haute-guide/id1661230412


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