Jon Cotay from AKIRA Clothing was a hoot, but had very insightful ideas about maintaining connections.
Fashion is another world, and John highlighted the fast paced, cruel and fake world he loves and works in. The clothing store was started a few years back by Jon and his two friends from college. They have brought the small boutique into the big bad fashion world as an icon and are on top of the trendsetting list.
Jon is a supertalker and genuinely loves people and what he does. His biggest piece of advice was to maintain out networks. Every couple of months Jon goes through his entire list of contacts and sends an e-mail or text asking them how they are, and giving them an update about his own life.
His advice for undergrads looking to get into fashion is to have energy and be willing to do the 'dirty' work to show your appreciation and drive.