Judges 2022 – Suzanne Kim Anderson

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Suzanne Kim Anderson is the Vice President of Design, Apparel at Macy’s. She first joined the company in 2019 as the vice president of RTW in the fashion office, and within six months, she took on a newly created role overseeing design for RTW Apparel. With a true passion for fashion, trends, and design, Suzanne brings over 25 years of experience in the industry to Macy’s.

She started her career at Alexander Julian, where she was best known for introducing color into menswear. She spent 15 years with Alex, learning firsthand about textile design, print, and pattern. Some of her proudest accomplishments were working with Nike to design the UNC Chapel Hill (her alma mater) basketball uniforms with their Carolina blue argyle side panels, and spending time in Italy working with the best fabric mills. 

Suzanne joined Peerless Clothing for the next 13 years, where she learned about the importance of balancing the creative with business needs. She worked closely with the president of the company and created new concepts and brands, such as the introduction of slim-fit tailoring in Alfani Red for Macy’s and accessible fashion in Tallia, featured in top publications such as GQ, The New York Times,and Esquire. She traveled both European and Asian markets seasonally, searching for new color, trend, and design directions. 

Suzanne is inspired by street style as well as the latest runway collections. Her personal style is an eclectic mix of vintage, luxury, and accessible fashion. Her focus in design is to inspire and lead teams to take calculated risks and to create products and brands that bring the best fashion assortments to the Macy’s customer.

On a personal note, Suzanne is wife to Michael and mother to Ryan and Hannah as well as her pompoo, Max, and toy poodle, Milli. In her free time, she can be found in the kitchen trying a new recipe or working on her topspin on the tennis court. 

FIT, State University of New York

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