Philadelphia University’s history is replete with famous designers and design entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to count among our alums and friends many influential leaders in the fashion industry – from Allen Sirkin of PVH Corp. to Carson Kressley. We have hosted incredible speakers on campus, from Francisco Costa to Tommy Hilfiger. These leaders, along with our alumni currently working in the industry from Macy’s to Kenneth Cole and Land’s End are pioneering thinkers and doers. Their talents span from design to entrepreneurship to executive leadership. What unites them is their commitment to their craft, the innovative ways they have built companies and created change, and their willingness to engage and mentor students in their fields.
In the coming weeks, PhilaU will unveil a new platform for these voices as they speak to issues of design, inspiration, trends and industry news. Beyond that, the venue will serve as a place to highlight alumni working within the industry and contributions from our talented students and faculty. All of them will engage in an organic conversation around topics of fashion, style, design and innovation.
Philadelphia University is a collaborative community with a transdisciplinary approach to education. We are excited to bring that interactive experience to you in our new Fashion Innovators blog. It will demonstrate the uniqueness of our educational programs and the professionalism of our students and alumni.
This is the education we believe in at PhilaU – contributed to and informed by some of the best minds in industry. We are thankful for their participation, we are eager to see what our students create with their help. I can’t wait to share the Fashion Innovators blog with you. I think you’ll be equally excited by what you see.