Gordon has worked in residential children’s summer camps for over 15 years. He started his career in the camp industry at Indian Head Camp in Pennsylvania before directing a four-week summer camp in New England. In 2000 he and his wife Fran bought their own summer camp in West Virginia named Camp Twin Creeks. Gordon grew up in Scotland and attended Telford College in Edinburgh where he studied physical education and sports coaching.
Abigail Breslin – Emily Bache
Emily and Abigail began their career as fashion bloggers in the Fall of 2010 in New York City. Their site captured their personal style, event coverage, and the latest and greatest designers. In just a year, Bache and Breslin’s unique edgy style gained massive exposure and readership, and turned the heads of many important industry professionals.
Through an organic journey of doing what they love, WanderLust morphed into a fully functioning fashion company offering styling, personal shopping, modeling, consulting, photography, personalities, and now some of their very own designs! Anything related to fashion is of intense interest to “The WanderLust Girls.”
These two creatives have brought their brand to life, and are always plotting the next best way to inject their vision in the fashion scene.
I was born on the beach (well, a block away), so naturally I love our planet and everything that it has to offer. Growing up in New York we were a beach family, every summer we would go out to Fair Harbor on Fire Island and live the simple life. Each year, 50 billion plastic bottles are used and discarded after just one use in the US alone. At Fair Harbor Clothing we embody what we love: living presently and maintaining awareness of our impact on our planet. We make board shorts that are artfully and thoughtfully crafted out of plastic waste from the environment.
CLO is a cutting-edge 3D garment visualization technologies that help build a more creative more sustainable landscape for the fashion and apparel industries. With over 10 years of extensive research and development, and a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-wide adoptions, we provide the best-in-class solutions for brands all shapes and sizes.
Fran Della Badia
With over 20 years of experience in retail, Fran’s career began as a merchant in great American brands such as the Gap, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret and Coach. Most recently, Fran was the CEO of Bonobos, a digitally native men’s brand.
Prior to Bonobos, Fran was the President of North America Retail for Coach where she was responsible for the business in over 500 retail stores. Fran joined Coach in 1999 and was a member of the team that transformed the brand from a classic American house of leathergoods to a women’s fashion brand which defined a new segment: the “accessible luxury” market.
As a leader of the women’s global merchandising organization at Coach, Fran worked on creating product strategies and developing creative and innovative ideas with the design and development teams. This included diversifying the assortment of bags and accessories as well as expanding development into shoes, outerwear, jewelry, eyewear and watches.
Fran and her son Alexander live in Westchester County, New York. In addition to her love of fashion, Fran is involved in the New York Academy of Art, Human Rights First, a number of women’s organizations and is passionate about interior design, cooking, and running.
LaForce landed his first PR job with the legendary publicist Eleanor Lambert. Though she was in her 80s by that time, Miss Lambert offered daily lessons in mixing business with pleasure. He went on to work at big agencies for global clients and when he finally opened my firm, it was the logical next step. That was 21 years ago, but he feels just as enthusiastic about his business today as he did then. His current roster includes Target, 3M, Banana Republic, Veuve Clicquot, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Grand Hyatt and LinkedIn, among many others. Most of these companies have been his clients for more than 10 years and he considers them part of his family.
Joel is a buyer at TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P. in New York City. He excels at trend analysis, merchandising and retail.
Kate Kirilcuk is a New York City based fashion designer with a solid background in creating and developing collections from concept through production. Her career spans from designing high end designer apparel at Elie Tahari to designing clothing for the mass market at Macy’s and Walmart.
Kate is the owner and creative director of Not Blue Designs, which creates fashionable medical accessories, including gorgeous arm slings, cast covers and arm brace covers.
Kate graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design.
Slowik is the founder of 3DIY, which focuses on product design in 3D. She has continued to develop resources for 3D printing through Shapeways, which creates tutorials for spreading knowledge of 3D printing throughout the community.
Bespoke strategic integrated marketing and PR agency that represents Maverick and Iconic brands from the worlds of luxury, fashion, beauty and design.
Margret Avery, a truly renowned makeup artist, has traveled a hard won path from her childhood in the mid-west to the streets of New York City. Her loving and calm demeanor has endeared her to many. Major stars of stage, screen and print have asked for Margret by name. Barbara Streisand, Isabella Rossellini, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Iman and Naomi Campbell are some of the phenomenal icons whose faces she has painted. Major brands including L’oreal, J.Crew and Revlon rely on Margret to beautify their subjects and fulfill their artistic visions. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Interview Magazine and some of the most accomplished fashion photographers have referred to Margret as one of their “favorite make up artists of all time.” Margret studied fashion design at Parsons The New School of Design in NYC.
Quart is president and founder of Madison Avenue Consortium. She has 15+ years of brand-building experience together with an MBA in Strategic Management, which has established her as a leading expert on branding, product messaging, and corporate communication. Her passion for branding and her in-depth knowledge of consumer trends and insights have made her a valued asset/partner to a wide range of clients, from traditional corporation, to new, up and coming brands. Miriam is often quoted in trade publications and in the press.
Clinic is a boutique retouching house that caters to the advertising and editorial photography industries. We are known for our expertise with skin, hair, beauty, product, and fashion. Through color, retouching techniques and compositing we can assist with editing as well as create a “mood” for images. Clinic achieves the highest standarts of quality through an efficient workflow tailored to the specific needs of each client and deadline.
Armarium is a luxury styling service that allows women to access top fashion brands on a borrowed basis for a fraction of the retail price. The on-demand wardrobe for the jet set elite, the service will be piloted with a series of pop up shops prior to launch Spring 2016 with an invitation only mobile app.
Publishing executive with experience in magazines, books, events, conferences, digital and social media.
Co-Founder of Aeline
Alicia was raised in Northern California and always had a knack for crafting and fabrics. Learning sewing skills from her grandmother, she decided fashion was the career path she wanted to take. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 years old to pursue her dreams where she attended FIDM for her Merchandise Product Development degree. Since wrapping up her studies there, she has worked in the industry as a Technical Designer for well known companies. She loves spending time with her dog, road trips, being active outdoors and learning new things!
Co-Founder of Aeline
Raised in Ohio before transplanting to LA nearly a decade ago. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising completing multiple degrees there and then quickly immersing herself in the fast-paced Fashion Industry. She has worked for numerous companies over the years, designing for big companies and small ones. She has designed children’s, men’s and women’s – but currently her favorite items to design are women’s contemporary and activewear. She loves ecologically friendly products and companies, along with deep roots in belief of being sustainable – so Pliable Pattern hits those points. Natasha believes in the next generation and doing what she can to help facilitate their creativity and growth for young designers.