When A Man Needs A Woman
These days it seems that behind every cool and ambitious young designer is an equally cool and ambitious young businesswoman. Karin Nelson talks to the new generation of power brokers.
Background: I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology to study fashion merchandising in the evenings and worked during the day for a high-end fabric agent. Before I knew it, I owned my own fabric business. Phillip was a client of mine.
Proudest accomplishment: That we are able to play a small, but impactful, role in the lives of hundreds of Chinese seamstresses by offering them clean, safe, and happy working conditions in our factories.
Designer’s quirk: He spends way too much!
Other favorite labels: Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin.
Current obsession: BDDW furniture designer Tyler Hays.