Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

Nubian Hueman, a DC-based lifestyle brand, is well beyond the definition of the traditional lifestyle brand. This company builds and nurtures relationships with global talent and promotes the artistic wares made by people of color from around the world. Nubian Hueman also supports ethical supply chains and fair trade. In my conversation with Chris McKenzie, … Continue reading Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

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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

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 50: How She Started Her Own Luxury Shoe Brand From Scratch w/ Salone Monet, Shoe Designer

On Fashion Alumni Episode 50, I’m talking with Salone Monet, a luxury shoe designer in New York City. This leading lady built her namesake brand “Salone Monet” from the ground up by learning how to create her own designs and cobble her own shoes. Salone didn't start in shoe design; far from it. She earned … Continue reading Episode 50: How She Started Her Own Luxury Shoe Brand From Scratch w/ Salone Monet, Shoe Designer

Episode 48: How To Grow Your Business With “Why?” by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Are you trying to grow your creative business, but you're running into resistance? In Episode 48 on The Fashion Alumni Podcast, listen in as I share my own experience with resistance and how I broke the cycle so that my podcast could continue to grow. If you're trying to launch or grow your own creative … Continue reading Episode 48: How To Grow Your Business With “Why?” by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

"Corporate isn't for everyone", says Angelina Calabro, my guest on today's episode of the Fashion Alumni Podcast. Angelina is a hard-working, talented technical designer, now working for the corporate office of Dick's Sporting Goods, a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer, headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In this insightful interview, Angelina shares insider tips on corporate culture, … Continue reading Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Have you ever met someone who made you feel like you could be and do anything you wanted + on your own terms? I have. Her name is Jennifer Dawn Gabiola, founder of DawningSoul.com. Jennifer is a beauty brand activator, designer, and poet. And she knows a thing or two about building impactful brands! If … Continue reading Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Episode 29: Fashion Designer, Kristin McIntosh Shares The Process For Creating Her First Collection

Kristin McIntosh is a dynamic go-getter. When she sets her mind to completing a project nothing can stand in her way. Creating the KMc Collection, her first womenswear clothing line, has not been any different. After earning a Fashion & Retail Management degree, Kristin decided not to take the traditional route of working for a … Continue reading Episode 29: Fashion Designer, Kristin McIntosh Shares The Process For Creating Her First Collection

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 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