Archive for April, 2015

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…

MAI VU
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’07; Fabric Styling ’04; Fashion Merchandising Management ’01

MAI VU co-founded Bishop Collective, an online boutique that features only designers who manufacture in the U.S. Last fall, Vu ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce “the perfect American-made T-shirt.” “We were having a difficult time sourcing basics, because our designers want to design more interesting things,” she explains. “Kickstarter was a good way…

SEAN MADDEN
Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design ’10

SEAN MADDEN is a freelance display and event designer who has put together holiday displays for Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s. For Madden, Christmas is a year-round event. “January 1 comes around and Victoria’s Secret knows what they want for holiday already,” he says. Last September, visitors to Rockefeller Center could see his information-driven window promoting…

RACHEL PRINSTEIN SCHOSTAK
Fashion Merchandising Management ’10

RACHEL PRINSTEIN founded Styleshack, an e-retail site that sells fashions from many boutiques around the country. Each shopper takes a style quiz and is placed into one of nine categories, such as Boho, Eco Chic, or Romantic, and then receives emails with category-specific recommendations. Schostak hopes the site will give consumers the variety and convenience…

AMANDA MUNZ
Fashion Merchandising Management ’12

AMANDA MUNZ launched The Fashion Foundation, a nonprofit that provides school supplies to schoolchildren in New York City by collecting and selling designer samples, as well as new and gently used donations from the public. Munz got the idea during an internship with a high-profile designer, where she witnessed brand-new shoe samples being tossed into…

MARISA POLITI
Art History and Museum Professions ’12; Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design ’11

MARISA POLITI is executive assistant to the publisher of Brides magazine. She manages the publisher’s packed calendar, responds to her phone calls and emails, and acts as the office manager. Politi also writes A Working Girl’s Guide…, a recipe blog for busy professionals, and prepares meals for private clients, including some of the Rockettes.