NATIONAL FRIENDS AND ADVISORS

Peter Arnold
CEO, Cushnie et Ochs LLC

Madeline Fraser Atkins
Divisional VP of Retail, Michael Kors

Christene Barberich
Global Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Refinery 29

Derek Blasberg
Fashion Editor and Author

Michael Fink
Dean, School of Fashion, Savannah College of Art and Design

Liz Giardina
VP of Design, Proenza Schouler

 Tess Giberson
VP of Design, Lane Bryant

Melissa Hall
Founder, The Emerging Designer.com

Karen Harvey
CEO of Karen Harvey Consulting Group

James LaForce
CEO, La Force + Stevens PR, New York

Tara Levy
Director of Communications and Marketing Programming, Swarovki

Fern Mallis
Founder, New York Fashion Week

Roopal Patel
Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Lisa Perry
Designer and Philanthropist

Tomoko Ogura
VP of Branding, VINCE

Abbey Samet
Global Fashion Director, Macy’s Inc.

Cameron Silver
Fashion Director, H by Halston and owner of Decades LA

Lisa Smilor
Executive Vice President, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

Gary Wassner
CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman, Interluxe Holdings, LLC

Timo Weiland
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Timo Weiland

 


 

LOCAL MENTORS

 

Lori Coulter
President and Founder, Lori Coulter Swim

Gregg Garland, President
MOXI Enterprises LLC

Hope Horn
Adjunct Instructor, Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri

Melodie Tauben
Retailer and Merchant, Vie Boutique

Sandy Schonwald
Founder and President, Aquarius Ltd

Martin Sneider
Adjunct Professor, Olin School at Washington University in Saint Louis