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

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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

Episode 12: Take Your Apparel Product from Idea to Launch with Factory45

When it comes to manufacturing an apparel product, it’s hard to know where to start. Physical products are one of the hardest things to bring to market -- but now they don’t have to be. Factory45 is a start-to-finish accelerator program that takes aspiring entrepreneurs from idea stage to launching an apparel product. On today's … Continue reading Episode 12: Take Your Apparel Product from Idea to Launch with Factory45

Episode 10: The Right Way To Network With Top Fashion Influencers with Elliot Carlyle

You walk into a special event and there she is...your fashion icon. This influential individual has the ability to positively shift the direction of your career or brand in a matter of seconds. You’re introduced and now is your moment to make a memorable connection.  What would you say to her? On today’s podcast, Elliot … Continue reading Episode 10: The Right Way To Network With Top Fashion Influencers with Elliot Carlyle