Archive for April, 2015

CINDY AVROCH
Textile Design ’78

CINDY AVROCH paints and sculpts in her studio in Long Island City. Texture unifies her work, whether it’s oil paintings, plaster-and-bronze statues, or encaustic creations. She worked as a textile designer and art director for 22 years but left the industry 15 years ago to raise her son. Featured Image: The Happy Couple, plaster with…

ROGER HINDS
Marketing: Fashion and Related Industries ’87; Apparel Production Management ’83

ROGER HINDS has been a patternmaker, sample-maker, dress designer, and tailor in Boston since 1996. With his business, Hinds Lines and Designs, the Trinidadian jack-of-all-trades helps fashion designers evolve their ideas from sketch to final product. He also creates custom formal wear for men and women. Featured Photo: A men’s dress shirt that Hinds helped…

LYNNE HIRIAK
Fashion Design ’94

LYNNE HIRIAK created Cardigan New York, a line of casual fashions, based on her love for the buttoned-up sweater (she owns 200 of them). Having specialized in knitwear at FIT, she eventually became knitwear director for Michael Kors before launching Cardigan in 2007. Her graphic, unfussy designs are sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Scoop, and J.…

PAST MASTER
RICHARD WAINWRIGHT
Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’98

“Los Angeles is the best place to shop for vintage in the world,” Richard Wainwright proclaims. His L.A. showroom, New/Found, sells vintage pieces—mostly accessories and jewelry—to American and European designers and stylists hunting for inspiration. Among recent finds: a raft of avant-garde Alain Mikli eyeglasses frames and an oversized bangle resembling an industrial gear from…

JADE HUANG
International Trade and Marketing ’06

JADE HUANG founded StyleSage, which she describes as a “Google Analytics for all of fashion retail.” The company, which launched last fall, aggregates data from 1,000 e-commerce sites, as well as keywords trending on blogs and Twitter, census results, and even the weather, to show its retail clients what clothes people want to buy, in…

GOEUN JO
Fashion Design ’06

GOEUN JO debuted her line, Goenjo, in 2010, in the famously stylish Gangnam district of Seoul. She collaborates with fine artists to translate their paintings and sculptures into patterns and shapes in her designs. The pieces are sold in boutiques and department stores in New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul; in 2014, she participated in…

MONICA RUSSO FRISBIE
Accessories Design ’03

MONICA RUSSO launched Mondrina, a line of bags produced by artisans in Peru, including prisoners, who use the income to support their families during their incarceration. She favors Peru for the quality of its raw materials, particularly alpaca, pima cotton, and leather. Mondrina is sold at boutiques in New York, California, and Texas, and at…