Critic Profile – Stacey Tester

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Stacey Tester

With a career spanning over 20 years, Stacey Tester is highly regarded as a knitwear designer and creative consultant and counts luxury brands such as Coach, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, tse Cashmere, Richard Chai, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Tom Scott, and Cloak among her collaborators. In November 2019, Stacey was appointed director of knitwear at Coach and has spent the last year designing knitwear and jersey for both women’s and men’s runway and commercial collections.

Previously, Stacey spent five years as design director at Marc Jacobs, focusing on the commercial business, and seven years as senior design director of knitwear at Ralph Lauren, designing both the women’s and men’s runway collections.

A graduate in fashion knitwear design from the Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design, the British designer began her career in 1999 working at the Knit Resource Center in Manhattan, which exposed her to New York and reinforced her love for the city. Stacey is incredibly passionate about knitwear and gains a lot of satisfaction in mentoring each new generation of designers.

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