Fall 2014

Global Goes Local

The Global Fashion Management master’s program gathers students from three schools—Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, and FIT—for intensive ten-day seminarsin each city. The collaborative program studies manufacturing in Hong Kong, luxury markets in Paris, and marketing in New York; the seminars enable students to meet and form lasting global…

JEANETTE DUNN KENDALL, PATTERNMAKING TECHNOLOGY

JEANETTE DUNN KENDALL, PATTERNMAKING TECHNOLOGY , started Success In Style, which has provided free business wardrobes to thousands of low-income jobseekers: single mothers, survivors of domestic violence, refugees, and others. The nonprofit, based in Savage, MD, now has five locations, plus three resale boutiques to fund them, including a popular secondhand bridal shop.

MARIE MACCARO SURI
Marketing: Fashion and Related Industries ’83

MARIE MACCARO SURI fabricates furniture using jewelry-making and metal-smithing techniques. Her pieces—tables, sconces, andirons, and fire screens—are sold through Liz O’Brien, a decorative-arts dealer in New York. A favorite material is industrial steel medallions, modeled after motor components that she found in a salvage yard. She does all her own welding, at temperatures above 2,000…

JILL ANTHONY
Illustration ’84

Jill Anthony has created artwork featuring a series of Dalmatians dressed as such fashion icons as Coco Chanel, Iris Apfel, and Diana Vreeland. The images are available as wall art or greeting cards at her Etsy storefront. She chose Dalmatians not as a comment on any of her subjects—or out of any sort of canine…

SHARON KHAZZAM
Jewelry Design ’84

SHARON KHAZZAM creates one-of-a-kind pieces from rare, colorful gemstones, such as Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil. Her work, handmade by jewelers in New York, is sold exclusively at Barneys in the U.S., as well as at Isetan and Mitsukoshi department stores in Tokyo. Khazzam doesn’t want her jewels to be locked up in a safe, despite…

SHAWN BANNER
Illustration ’87

SHAWN BANNER creates whimsical cartoons for advertisements and children’s books. This year, 16 of his ballet illustrations were exhibited at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY. The illustrations, which originally ran in Ballet Beat, a newsletter promoting the New York City Ballet Summer Residency, also in Saratoga Springs, were paired with dance…

CASSANDRA WILLIAMS NEWMAN, TEXTILE/SURFACE DESIGN

CASSANDRA WILLIAMS NEWMAN ’91 placed third in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest at the district level, surpassing contestants at 150 clubs. Her talk, “The Seeds of Greatness” (presented below), focused on the moment she knew she would become an artist and the teachers who inspired her. Besides entering the world of professional motivational speaking—she has already…

GEORGETTE PASCALE, MARKETING: FASHION AND RELATED INDUSTRIES

GEORGETTE PASCALE ’97 owns a public relations agency for health care firms, approaching its tenth anniversary. Her 21 employees work from home on publicity for companies such as Abbott Medical Optics, a vision-care company, and Mscripts, an online pharmacy. Not having a central office saves on rent, eliminates commutes, and reduces idle conversation.