Danielle Elsener has dedicated her life’s work to proving zero-waste as a valid and robust design model. For over a decade, she has learned from industry, educational institutions, and self-run initiatives to understand how best to do this. What began as a love for puzzle solving through zero-waste patternmaking, became a way to fix theContinue reading “Critics 2022 – Danielle Elsener”
Known as Jacky Blue, artist Jacky Marshall is an illustrator and designer well known in the fashion industry for her innovative use of color and ability to turn simple linework into striking silhouettes. Informed by her tenured experience as a designer, Jacky creates bold and feminine compositions which can only be attributed to her uniqueContinue reading “Critics 2022 – Jacky Marshall”
Jeffrey Dodd was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. His early career in visual merchandising at Ralph Lauren inspired his move to New York, where he received a BFA in fashion design from Pratt Institute. Soon after graduation, Dodd joined the Rachel Zoe design team, where he was instrumental in launching her fashion line. InContinue reading “Critics 2022 – Jeffrey Dodd”
Keith Lissner is executive vice president of design at Vera Wang, where he oversees the design and creation of the bridal, ready-to-wear, and licensed apparel collections with Vera. Prior to his role at Vera Wang, Keith was the owner and founder of his own eponymous ready-to-wear brand and worked as a designer for Ralph Lauren.
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, Tom Scott, and Cloak among her collaborators. In November 2019, Stacey joined Coach and now holds the position of senior directorContinue reading “Critics 2022 – Stacey Tester”