SMC Fashion Design & Merchandising Advisors

Ilse Metchek

President, California Fashion Association

Joe Veccharelli

Production Consultant + Owner, French European, Inc.

Ram Sareen

CEO + Founder, TUKAgroup | Styku

Chris Walia

COO TUKAgroup

Shahrooz Kohan

CEO, Aims360 Fashion Technology

Don Pietranczyk

Brand Director | WC Trade Shows, Informa

Blanca Gonzalez

Vice-President|GM- LA/West Territory, Nike

John Barle

Co-Owner + Director, Mon Atelier Couture Salon | John Christopher Textiles

Marta Miller

Designer +Co-Founder, Lefty Production Co.

Uriel Saenz

Designer Uriel Saenz + Founder, US Lifestyle Group

Nancy L. McCullough

Principle & Managing Attorney, Law Offices of Nancy L. McCullough

Wendy Bendoni

Author, Social Media|Trend Expert; Chair, Woodbury University, Fashion Marketing|Business

Anna Leiker

Chair of Fashion Design, Woodbury University

Brenda Cooper

Stylist, Emmy-winning Costume Designer
The Nanny | Better Late than Never
Brenda Cooper Website

Daniela Gschwendtner (SMC Alum)

Emmy-nominated Costume Designer
Dancing with the Stars | America’s Got Talent

Jeannine Braden (SMC Alum)

Designer + Creative Director + Stylist + Consultant
Jeannine Braden Creative | Le Superbe @lesuperbecalifornia

Svetlana Shigroff (SMC Alum)

Costume Designer + Stylist, + Artist, Svetlana Shigroff – Scraps by Svetlana

Esther Ginsberg

Vintage Expert + Collector + Owner, Golyester Vintage

Taryn Hipwell

Sustainability Activist + Author + Founder, LA Beyond The Label | Taryn Hipwell Website

Trish Concannon

Director of Communications, DG Expo Corp.

Ashleigh Kaspszak

Creative Director, AshleighK Creative

Ben Kaczor

Vice President, Velvet Heart

In memoriam

Henry Cherner

Educator|Managing Partner, AIMS360
Advisory Board Member 2015-2016-2017