Breakfast with the Boss

Breakfast with the Boss July 21: William Susman, CEO William Susman, LLC  Selling value in a recession, remaining current in the market and maintaining price / value balance in the eyes of the consumer are business fundamentals that Mr. Susman discussed in relation to global brands as well as their smaller, designer counterparts.  He also … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: 2011 YMA FSF Intern Social & Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

Fashion Industry Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 28th

      Attention scholars! This coming Thursday evening, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is hosting a fashion industry panel discussion from 6:00-8:30 pm. The event will be held at NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study and will be moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh. In attendance will be scholars interning in NYC for the … Continue reading

Breakfast with the Boss July 20: Michael Setola, President & CEO Greg Norman Collection

Michael Setola, President and CEO of Greg Norman Collection, hosted a Breakfast with the Boss on July 20. Mr. Setola encouraged scholars to gain experience in a diversity of departments ranging from Design to IT and Planning.  “The fashion industry is dynamic and fast paced,” he remarked.   Understanding how all components of a company function … Continue reading

Breakfast with the Boss July 13: Michael Balmuth, CEO Ross Stores

Michael Balmuth, CEO of Ross Stores, hosted a Breakfast with the Boss on July 13. Discussion included the role of e-commerce in the fashion world, developing a product with mass market appeal, and the value of maintaining business relationships.  Mr. Balmuth also discussed the importance of empowering people to do their jobs and accepting that … Continue reading

Nurturing Talent…One Mentor at a Time

“Mentoring is a dying art but we are trying to revive it,” said Peter Sachse, chairman of and Macy’s chief marketing officer. Although the art of mentoring has been lost and forgotten by many, those at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund are vehement on preserving it and passing its value on to the next … Continue reading

Just call it PVH

“Just call it PVH”–or at least that is what WWD is saying since Thursday when shareholders of Phillips-Van Heusen voted to shorten the name of the company to the acronym PVH Corp. According to WWD, “the aim of the change is to reflect the importance of its newer Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein businesses–and its … Continue reading

Breakfast with the Boss: Paul Rosengard, YMA FSF Chairman Emeritus & Executive Vice President / Head of Menswear

LF USA, hosted a Breakfast with the Boss on Wednesday, June 22. 2011 scholars Caitrin Watson, Emily Banas & Samantha Duke were in attendance as well as Amy Levin, founder of the street style blog College Fashionista: Paul discussed how to be proactive in a summer internship by finding ways to contribute, learn, and have … Continue reading

FSF committee members & alumni gathered at LIM College on May 4 to greet prospective scholars.

2011 Geoffrey Beene Finalists & Scholars shared their FSF experience with fellow students and guest speakers talked about forging career paths in the fashion industry.

Thank You, Ken.

YMA FSF President Ken Wyse recounts his best memories and welcomes Jimmy Rosenfeld as the new president during his last week in office. About Ken Wyse: As President of Licensing and Public Relations at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, Wyse is responsible for extending licensing on current brands and creating new opportunities in the field, as well … Continue reading


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