Posts Tagged Fashion Merchandising Management

THE MEDIUM IS THE MAKEUP
Roger Cabello ’85 slathers, dollops, swirls, and dabs cosmetics into abstract masterpieces

My shrink once told me, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be a painter or a photographer,’” Roger Cabello says. “Now I make abstract paintings and photograph them.” He’s a painter, all right, but his medium is makeup. The Peruvian-born Photography grad has made a career of shooting all kinds of cosmetics—foundation, lip gloss,…

BEN ALBUCKER
Fashion Merchandising Management ’09

Ben Albucker sells American modern furnishings from the ’40s and ’50s in his shop in Lambertville, NJ, an antiques mecca favored by weekending New Yorkers. He adores metalwork, particularly aluminum, and prefers muted colors over the blistering oranges and yellows of late modernism. He buys very selectively, mostly from dealers and at auction, but still stumbles…

LILY CHEHRAZI
Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Lily Chehrazi founded Together California, an eco-conscious “active glamwear” brand, with her husband, Benedict, in 2014. She creates repeats from Benedict’s photography and prints them on high-tech, sustainable materials, including a seaweed-based textile called SeaCell, spandex made from recycled plastic bottles, and bamboo charcoal. The clothes are manufactured in downtown Los Angeles and sold at…

MICHELLE HERNANDEZ
Fashion Merchandising Management ’11, Fashion Design ’04

Michelle Hernández is a compost educator/coordinator for New York City’s Zero Waste Programs at GrowNYC, a nonprofit sustainability resource that runs New York City’s Greenmarkets. She staffs compost collection at the Bowling Green, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and Carroll Gardens markets, teaching residents about composting and textile recycling. She also works at a GrowNYC Fresh Food…

SOLE PROPRIETORS
Moti Ankari, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’14, Marcel Floruss, Fashion Merchandising Management ’14

Authentic, high-quality, and dapper describe Ankari Floruss, a new online men’s footwear brand inspiring the gent in all of us. Founders Moti Ankari and Marcel Floruss sought to create a direct-to-consumer business that provides high-octane design while educating its wearers on the grammar of elegance. Culling from his experiences as an associate fashion editor at…

JENNIFER FERRISE
Advertising and Marketing Communications ’11, Fashion Merchandising Management ’09

Jennifer Ferrise has worked at InStyle magazine since she graduated. As associate features editor, she writes short pieces for the print and online magazines, produces video, and comes up with questions for the InStyle channel of the Trivia Crack Kingdoms app. She writes a number of recurring pages, including a behind-the-scenes look at each month’s…

7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BUZZFEED (NUMBER 5 WILL SHOCK YOU)
Augusta Falletta, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’13, Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past decade, you probably know about BuzzFeed, the insanely popular news and entertainment website whose viral stories, lists, videos, and quizzes generate 200 billion views a month, about three times that of The New York Times website. Augusta Falletta, senior beauty editor at BuzzFeed, manages a…

BRITTANY MURACA
Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Brittany Muraca is a business planner for handbags and small leather goods at Michael Kors, working on location planning and inventory management for the wholesale accounts with Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. She pays attention to cultural and geographical differences in taste, as well as seasonal trends, to ensure that each store carries what customers…

MADE IN NEW YORK
A grant from the CFDA helped these alumni upgrade their Garment District factory

Believe it or not, the factory pictured here is just up the street from FIT, on 38th Street in the Garment District. Sunrise Studio takes on small production runs—generally a couple hundred units—for such established designers as Calvin Klein Collection, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, and Marc Jacobs, as well as emerging designers including Jonathan Cohen…