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Gladys Perint Palmer
Executive Director of Fashion
Gladys Perint Palmer is a working journalist and illustrator. In 1998, The Fashion Book (Phaidon Press) named Perint Palmer one of 500 people of influence in fashion since 1860. And in 2003, Assouline published Fashion People, Perint Palmer’s book of drawings and irreverent captions. Her work has recently been included in 100 Years of Illustration by Cally Blackman and the exhibition accompanying the book launch in London. She is honored to contribute her work to Victoria & Albert Museum’s 150th Anniversary Album and the exhibition at the V&A in London as only 150 artists were asked to contribute. She is working on her second and third books –Fashion Bible and You are not on The List.
Director of Fashion
Simon Ungless graduated from Central St. Martin’s School of Art & Design in 1992 with a MA Degree in Fashion with Distinction. His work experience covers Fashion Design, Textiles, Forecasting and Marketing. Clients of his include: Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, INDEX, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Nigel French International and French Connection. Ungless is currently Creative Director of Member Holiday in Seoul, South Korea.
Senior Director of Merchandising
Keanan Duffty graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with a BA degree, in women’s and men’s fashion and textile design. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and was the winner of Fashion Group’s Rising Star Award in 2003. In 2006, he created the England’s Dreaming by Keanan Duffty and David Bowie by Keanan Duffty collections for Target. He has worked as a guest designer with many brands including Ben Sherman, Gwen Stefani‘s L.A.M.B, Reebok, Dr. Martens, Gola, and Aveda. In 2009, he wrote Rebel Rebel-Anti Style. He is Executive Producer of a docu-drama film about the life of Malcolm McLaren, the provocative manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls. Malcolm McLaren: Spectacular Failure is slated for a 2013 release.
Director of Fashion Merchandising
Sharon Murphy spent over 25 years in the apparel industry including management positions in Sourcing, Manufacturing, Product Development and Fashion Retailing. She worked for Esprit de Corp both on a domestic and international level as well as for Jessica McClintock, Inc. with a focus on the development of fabrics and apparel for contemporary, junior and children's markets. Murphy joined the School of Fashion as an instructor in 2001. She continues to consult with Venice Collaborative to source textiles and related materials for architects and builders of residential projects in Venice, CA.
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