Archive for April, 2016

RENEE BAVINEAU
Production Management: Apparel ’88

Renée Bavineau is president of Raise the Bar, which acts as an “outsourced COO,” helping emerging brands with sourcing, negotiating, fitting, and costing—anything they need to launch their lines. Her company also goes in-house at major fashion brands—for example, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Gap Inc., and PVH—to help discover efficiencies, meet deadlines, and coordinate…

MARGARET DUDLEY ASHBY
Textile/ Surface Design ’92

Margaret Dudley Ashby is a former Lutheran pastor who came out of retirement in November 2015 to become rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Lake James in Morganton, NC. She says the work of delivering sermons and comforting the afflicted is related to her previous job as head of consumer products design at Glenoit…

BUNNY (JENNY) YAN
Fashion Design ’04

Bunny (Jenny) Yan founded The Squirrelz, a Shanghai-based business-to-business company that sells overstock and defective fabrics and trims from China’s factories, thereby keeping them out of landfills. The e-commerce company also sells a curated selection of recycled, upcycled, and socially responsible products to a wholesale audience. The Squirrelz recently graduated from Chinaccelerator, a well-known startup…

HADAS RUBINOVICH SAAR
Fashion Design ’07

Hadas Rubinovich Saar is creative director of Naadam, a company that sources fine white cashmere from Mongolian goatherds and incorporates it into timeless, durable knitwear for men and women. Part of Naadam’s proceeds goes toward vaccinating the goats and providing clean water for the herders’ families. Saar joined the company in 2014 after years as…

MAGICAL MYSTERY STORE
Leslie Ann Chiu, Exhibition Design ’11, Interior Design ’09

Holy wrist candy, Batman! Watches of Switzerland, a luxury timepiece showroom that opened on London’s Regent Street in 2014, was designed to feel like the home of the world’s best-known superhero tycoon. “We realized through research that each of their three customer types aims to live an exciting, adventurous, and aspirational lifestyle—much like Batman’s Bruce…

IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Illustration ’13

Irvin Rodriguez paints lifelike nudes in natural settings. He photographs his models in parks in Brooklyn and Staten Island, then sketches and paints from the most evocative image. He is inspired by portrait painters of the 19th century—including John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Joaquín Sorolla—but includes more people of color in his canvases to…

LAURA NOVICH
Sustainable Interior Environments ’14

Laura Novich,  is an operations manager at ReuseNYC, a network of 30 nonprofit reuse organizations in New York, including Goodwill, Housing Works, and the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Based at the City College of New York and funded by the Department of Sanitation, ReuseNYC hosts an annual conference and compiles data on the industry;…

We are a 2016 Webby Honoree!

Hue Magazine’s Six Questions for Susanne Bartsch was named an official Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video: Beauty & Fashion category! We thank The Webby’s and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for this great honor.