Posts Tagged Fashion Buying and Merchandising

MATS KLINGBERG
Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’98

Mats Klingberg founded Trunk Clothiers, a menswear and accessories boutique on London’s hip Chiltern Street, in 2010. The shop carries about 80 brands that each “focus on primarily one thing and do that very well,” including Boglioli suiting, Incotex trousers, Salvatore Piccolo shirts, and Alden shoes. The shop also carries a private-label collection of sweaters, jackets,…

MR. PERSONALITY
Talent, savvy, and charm prove a winning combination for Dennis Basso, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’73

Dennis Basso ’73 is living his best life. Well into his fourth decade in business, the designer has a brand-new flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and a fashion empire that includes the highest of high-end furs, ready-to-wear, and a robust mass-market QVC collection. His roster of fabulous clients spans Washington power players (Hillary Clinton), New…

MAD PROPS:
Philip Shubin, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’78

An argument with Naomi Campbell convinced stylist Philip Shubin to change his focus from people to inanimate objects. For a decade he had been dressing TV personalities (Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric) and actors (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford) for photo shoots, but working with diva models was becoming increasingly fraught. He told a disgruntled…

JILL LOTENBERG
Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’85

Jill Lotenberg is a freelance photographer who has shot New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg, as well as spreads for Glamour, Gotham, and House Beautiful, among other publications. She got her start from an internship at the Garden State Arts Center (now the PNC Bank Arts Center), photographing U2,…

A FINE FOUNDATION
Laurie Troske Van Brunt, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’79, is brand president of Soma Intimates

As brand president of Soma, Laurie Troske Van Brunt, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’79, crafts strategy for this intimates powerhouse. Laurie Van Brunt remembers passing a Dallas store window several years ago and spotting a picture of a model seated atop a washing machine, holding a bra. The idea was a “wash-and-go bra,” but Van…

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…

Ralph Lauren Celebrates Connection with FIT

In honor of the 300-plus Ralph Lauren employees who attended FIT, Joy Herfel Cronin, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’86, group president, wholesale and retail for the Americas at Ralph Lauren and a member of the FIT Foundation board of directors, co-hosted a group of alumni for a reception at the company’s headquarters in New York.…