Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

Our interview with Anthony L. Williams is epic! He is a Project Runway alum, all-star, and fan favorite! On this episode Anthony gives us his insider's perspective about his life in front of the cameras and behind-the-scenes. He also shares candidly about what it takes to be successful. You're going to love this interview, we … Continue reading Episode 27: Anthony L. Williams, Project Runway Fan Fav & Fashion Designer Tells All

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Episode 21: Luxury Handbag Designer, Alexandria Alli, Tells How She Got Her Handbags in 90 Stores

In this episode luxury handbag designer, Alexandria Alli, shares how she started her chic and colorful handbag brand F & W Style. She gives insightful details about her humble beginnings and her path to having her handbag brand sold in over 90 stores. In this episode, Alexandria, talks about the manufacturing process for handbag design, … Continue reading Episode 21: Luxury Handbag Designer, Alexandria Alli, Tells How She Got Her Handbags in 90 Stores

Episode 20: Tyler Perry Studios Film Costumer Tells How Modeling Trained Her Eye For Creative Storytelling w/Tonya Faulkenberry

Tonya Faulkenberry, film costumer for Tyler Perry Studios, has a unique eye for artistic storytelling. She is able to make clothing come alive to tell the stories of characters on film and models on editorial shoots. She credits her years of professional modeling experience and pure instinct for her success. In this episode, Tonya shares … Continue reading Episode 20: Tyler Perry Studios Film Costumer Tells How Modeling Trained Her Eye For Creative Storytelling w/Tonya Faulkenberry

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 14: How This Creative Went From $40,000 in Debt to $500,000 Profit in 12 months

I remember the day very vividly when an uncommon book summary on Amazon caught my attention. It went like this: "Forget everything you think you know about branding and “starting a business,” and throw out your “how to write a business plan” workbook. It’s never been easier to capitalize on the knowledge and expertise you … Continue reading Episode 14: How This Creative Went From $40,000 in Debt to $500,000 Profit in 12 months