Episode 52: Smart Strategies For Growing & Protecting Your Fashion Brand w/Amy Newton,Cultro Clothing

As an expat living in America with a very diverse background, Amy Newton found herself in need of a creative outlet to express her unique culture and individuality. Armed with graphic design skills, a love for fashion, and the wisdom to find the resources she needed to get started, Amy created Cultro. Cultro is an … Continue reading Episode 52: Smart Strategies For Growing & Protecting Your Fashion Brand w/Amy Newton,Cultro Clothing

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Episode 51: How To Bring Your Fashion Idea To Life w/Angela Wang, Founder of Origamei Foldwear

Angela Wang is an experienced product designer turned fashion entrepreneur who has a knack for finding creative solutions. When work and travel kept Angela constantly on the go, she decided that she would create a solution that would help her travel extremely light, even for extended stays. Armed with ingenuity, product design knowledge, and the … Continue reading Episode 51: How To Bring Your Fashion Idea To Life w/Angela Wang, Founder of Origamei Foldwear

Episode 23: Lessons from Michael Alexin, Former VP of Product Design & Development for Target

Our conversation with Michael Alexin, former Vice President of Product Design & Development for Target, is a talk you do not want to miss. Michael has extensive executive retail experience in global brand expansion, organizational leadership, concept through development, branding, supply chain optimization, and omni-channel sales. In this interview, he gives us an in-depth look … Continue reading Episode 23: Lessons from Michael Alexin, Former VP of Product Design & Development for Target

Episode 19: Harper’s BAZAAR to Merchant In Training: How I Interned My Way To Corporate w/Chante Dyson

Chante Dyson is not your average go-getter. She is a rockstar professional who understands the power of networking and creating opportunities. This 2017 graduate of Rutgers University has already worked with Harper's BAZAAR, InStyle Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, and NYLON Magazine and has built an extensive professional network. The key... it was not by chance; it … Continue reading Episode 19: Harper’s BAZAAR to Merchant In Training: How I Interned My Way To Corporate w/Chante Dyson

Episode 18: How I Became A Technical Designer & Entrepreneur in Fashion w/Ayanna Card

Ayanna Card has been an apparel technical design professional for over 15 years specifically in children's wear and women's wear. Her technical design career includes working with companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., Carters and OshKosh B'Gosh. As a technical designer, Ayanna is the architect. The architect is the one who creates the … Continue reading Episode 18: How I Became A Technical Designer & Entrepreneur in Fashion w/Ayanna Card

Episode 17: How To Start and Grow A Profitable Fashion Design Business From Scratch w/ Boaz David

Our guest today is Boaz David, Founder of Human B. Human B is a New-York based consulting and production company offering a one-stop solution for emerging designers and established fashion brands. Today, Boaz is sharing insider information from over 20 years of experience as a designer on how to start and grow a profitable fashion … Continue reading Episode 17: How To Start and Grow A Profitable Fashion Design Business From Scratch w/ Boaz David

Episode 16: How to Make Bank & Land a Product in Top Fashion Mags w/ International Publicist,Yetunde Shorters

Which is more important getting paid or being popular? I think we all know the answer to that question. Today on the Fashion Alumni Podcast, International Publicist, Yetunde Shorters shares proprietary information about how to pitch your fashion product to top fashion mags and make your business a success. She also shares wisdom about the … Continue reading Episode 16: How to Make Bank & Land a Product in Top Fashion Mags w/ International Publicist,Yetunde Shorters

Episode 15: You Weren’t Rejected You Were Redirected: A Textile Designer’s Career Journey with Christine Miller

Christine Miller, Textile Print Designer, was initially denied her dream of getting into FIT's Fashion Merchandising program after high school. But, that didn't stop her grind. She went on to double major in Geography and Fine Arts and had planned on working at the U.S. Census Office after graduation. But, things quickly changed after networking … Continue reading Episode 15: You Weren’t Rejected You Were Redirected: A Textile Designer’s Career Journey with Christine Miller

3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Own Fashion Brand

3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Own Fashion Brand By Melissa B. Manuel, Ph.D. Launching a fashion brand can be exciting, rewarding, and lucrative. It can also be stressful, time consuming, and challenging because of all the moving parts. However, it can be done successfully when you have the right mindset and resources. Before … Continue reading 3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Own Fashion Brand

Episode 13: From Homeless to Hollywood: The Fearless Journey of Celebrity Publicist and Entrepreneur Arian Simone

Arian Simone is no stranger to hard work and hustle. After moving across the country to take a job after college and losing that job after only 30 days, she found herself homeless. But, that wasn't the end of her story, it was only the beginning! Today on the Fashion Alumni podcast, we learn how … Continue reading Episode 13: From Homeless to Hollywood: The Fearless Journey of Celebrity Publicist and Entrepreneur Arian Simone