Date: April 9, 2016
Location: Stephens Auditorium
Theme: The Roaring Revival
Guest designer: Vineyard Vines
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Guest designer: Vineyard Vines
Vineyard vines, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
Hannah Leavell is this year’s guest designer and a 2013 graduate of Iowa State University’s Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production program.
While at Iowa State, Hannah enjoyed many experiences that helped her grow both as a designer and as a person. For a year and a half, Hannah was a residence advisor for the Maple Hall Common Threads learning community, living and learning alongside freshmen in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program. During her junior year, a love for travel took her to Accademia Italiana, Iowa State’s partner school in Florence, Italy. Between her junior and senior years, Hannah received the Steamboat Scholarship, a summer-long leadership program that included an internship at vineyard vines in Stamford, Connecticut.
Upon graduation, Hannah returned to Connecticut and has been a part of the vineyard vines team for the past three years. She currently focuses on women’s knits, sweaters, and sweater accessories and has been able to expand on the education she received at Iowa State.
Native of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Jackie graduated from Iowa State in 2009 where she majored in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Journalism. During her studies at Iowa State she took advantage of the Human Sciences Internship Program both her sophomore and junior year where she interned at Steve Madden and Delta Galil in New York City. After graduating, Jackie received a job offer from Steve Madden as a Merchandise Analyst for their retail stores. In 2011, Jackie was promoted to an Associate Buyer for women’s retail shoes. As an Associate Buyer she worked closely with the buying team as well as Steve Madden to deliver fashion product to 83 retail locations. In May of 2014 Jackie was promoted to a Buyer in the fastest growing division at Steve Madden Outlet.
Greg Rosborough is an American designer and entrepreneur in New York City. He completed his undergraduate studies in business at the University of Arizona in 2006. He moved to New York to attend FIT and study Menswear Design where he was elected president of his class and then accepted an internship with Ralph Lauren before graduating and being hired as a designer there in 2008. He remained with RL for three years before leaving to start his label, Abasi Rosborough, with former FIT classmate Abdul Abasi in 2013.
Lorynn Divita received her B.A. in French and B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from California State University Chico, her Master’s degree in Apparel Manufacturing Management from University of Missouri, and her Ph.D. in Textile Products Marketing from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor of Apparel Merchandising in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University, where she has taught since 2002. Dr. Divita has taught courses on principles of art and design, merchandise planning and control, retail and merchandising case studies, fashion forecasting and textile science labs. Her primary academic research areas include fashion trend contagion and style tribes.
Ardith Singh is the Design Director of Lou & Grey, Ann Inc.’s newest brand lauched in 2013. She was pivotal in the creative concept and vision to launch the new brand, overseeing all aspects of design, branding, merchandising, and styling. Ardith also headed the re-launch of LOFT Beach and the birth of LOFT Lounge. Prior to Ann Inc., Ardith’s first job in New York was at Macy’s, where she worked directly with the Group Vice President of Ready to Wear Design to curate trend and inspiration for Macy’s Private Brands.
General contributions can be made to The Fashion Show through the ISU Foundation, where you can make a contribution designated for Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show Development Fund.
Thank you to our donors
The Fashion Show’s FundISU fundraising campaign has officially ended, and we cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity and support over the past 30 days. We raised $26,877, far exceeding our $20,000 goal, and we are so excited about this. The past 30 days have truly shown what an amazing community of family, friends, and businesses we have supporting us. Once again, thank you to everyone who donated.