Fall 2014

TANITA HOLLOWAY GRAY, ACCESSORIES DESIGN

TANITA HOLLOWAY GRAY ’00, FASHION DESIGN ’97, is lead designer for Max Martin shoes, a new made-in-the-USA luxury footwear line, co-founded by entrepreneur William Panzarella and rapper MC Lyte. (Max Martin refers to the name of Panzarella’s dog, not the record producer.) According to Gray, Max Martin is the only company manufacturing high-heeled boots in the U.S.…

VERONIQUE SALIMBENE LINDELL
Fashion Design ’00

VERONIQUE SALIMBENE LINDELL repurposes vintage fabrics from estate sales—carpeting, kimonos, hunting pants, a military duffel—into tote bags and pillows. She designs each bag separately, and her mother sews them in their Bradenton, FL, shop, Ocean Rock Design. Much of her product sells through Facebook and Scoutmob. Her customers love ocean themes. “Anything I put a…

KIYEON NAM
Fashion Merchandising Management ’02

KIYEON NAM launched N/A/M, an androgynous, architectural knitwear line, this fall after working for 12 years at Donna Karan, Elie Tahari, and other companies. To find inspiration for her futuristic collection, she researched planets and aliens, trying to craft a universal style that defies assumptions about what clothes say about people. N/A/M isn’t just her…

DAVID HART
Fashion Design ’04

DAVID HART ’04 launched his eponymous menswear line in 2013, sold in Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as in Japan. The dress shirts are sewn in New Jersey, and the ties in Brooklyn, and the tailoring is done in Massachusetts; only the sweaters are made overseas, in Italy. The collection builds on the success of…

THE LIVES OF OBJECTS:
KIRA-ENG WILMOT
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’09

As a textile conservator at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Kira Eng-Wilmot is a “front-line advocate for the objects”: she studies their material composition, weave structure, and age, and she ensures their safety when storing, moving, or exhibiting them. Hue caught up with her a few weeks before the museum’s December 12 reopening, after…

SAMANTHA SIEGEL
Advertising Design ’11

SAMANTHA SIEGEL co-created and starred in Less Than One, a six-minute film, viewable at LessThanOne.com, about the chances of finding a soul mate. (Her boyfriend Arturo Perez, Jr. worked on it with her.) The film is based on an episode of the public radio program This American Life in which a group of Harvard physicists…

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON
Fabric Styling ’12

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON is a trend and design coordinator at Surya, a rug company near Atlanta.She designs textiles, analyzes trends, sets up showrooms and window displays, styles catalogue shoots, and updates Surya’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. She was hired as part of a new design team that expands the line and keeps up with trends.…