Fashion & Luxury Forum
Alexandra has 8 years of advertising presentations, live talks, sales, operations and relationship management experience in the cruise industry in 7 different languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and English. She has worked in TV Advertising onboard luxury cruise ships for The Gucci Group with world brands such as Gucci, Armani, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Dolce&Gabbana, Prada, and more.
Her passion for gems and pearls led her to Yvel. In 2011, Alexandra became a part of the Yvel family based out of Jerusalem, Israel. She managed the Yvel showrooms until she was challenged to move to New York in order to take the company to its next level. Today, after running the Yvel operation in the last 18 months, this change is helping Yvel support the Israeli economy in general and the jewelry industry in specific.
Freida Rothman is a premier Brooklyn-based jewelry designer sold nationally in leading department stores, independent fine jewelers and fashion boutiques. She’s a second generation jeweler and learned about fine jewelry craftsmanship from her father. Coming from a fine jewelry background, she wanted to use the same artistic techniques to create jewelry that was accessible, but still had impeccable craftsmanship, not compromising on the attention to detail and beauty. Her signature matte gold finishes and two-toned colored metals set her apart from other designers. Freida’s primary design inspiration comes from her hometown of Brooklyn. From her window, the architectural skyline of New York City meets the steel and cable span of the Brooklyn Bridge and on the streets, the youthful diversity and urban style of the women. She only sees the beauty in this city as it gave her family a second chance at life when her grandparents immigrated here after the Holocaust. It’s important for Freida to keep the legacy of her grandparents alive.
At the helm of her eponymous brand since 2010, designer Freida Rothman’s vision has established a lifestyle brand of modern classics with a contemporary edge. In 2016, Freida Rothman launched her signature eyewear to captivate her collectors, adding her signature jewelry accents to her high-styled, bold-faced look. 2018 was the debut of her ultra-modern and architecturally stunning handbag collection. Freida continues to explore the depths of fashion in an unexpected way that evokes a captivating and indefinable characteristic. As a mentor on the Accessories Innovation Committee, spearheaded by The Accessories Council, Freida is passionate about actively supporting emerging talent within the industry and giving back in the community. She hopes to keep the legacy of her grandparents alive.
Julien Tornare, 45 years old and born in Geneva (Switzerland), is the CEO of Zenith and one of the youngest CEOs of the luxury watch industry. Active for nearly two decades in the watchmaking sector, he initially worked at Raymond Weil for two years before spending the last 17 years at Vacheron Constantin: first as market Head for Switzerland, subsequently as the Brand’s US Director, and most recently as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific – a region where he helped grow the number of boutiques from 3 to 13. Tornare is now focusing on the renewal of Zenith which deserves a return to a centre-stage role. His vision is to rejuvenate and inject new energy through innovation – a quality firmly embedded in the DNA and history of a 152-year-old yet undeniably contemporary brand driven by a resolutely start-up spirit.
Sarah Adelson is the co-founder and CEO of women’s designer ready-to-wear collection Sally LaPointe, based in New York City. Sarah, with a degree in Apparel Design, and LaPointe founded the brand in 2010 after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. In the eight years since it’s launch, the brand has acquired a loyal celebrity following including Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama, Emily Blunt, Diane Kruger, Kristen Stewart, Olivia Culpo, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid. It has been featured in numerous fashion publications internationally and is sold in numerous luxury retailers online and around the globe.
Adrienne Landau started her career in the arts as a painter in New York City. Her namesake collection, which officially launched in 1980, is known for her glamorous ease, use of color and the juxtaposition of materials.
Adrienne Landau has expanded from her signature collection, creating a line of high-end home furnishings in addition to handbags, backpacks, and a children's collection. She continues to design “A by Adrienne Landau,” a lifestyle collection sold exclusively through HSN (Home Shopping Network.)
The Adrienne Landau collection is carried in the world’s most exclusive specialty stores and department stores and continuously worn by celebrities and featured in the top fashion publications. Known for versatile pieces that seamlessly transition from day to evening, Adrienne Landau has become the go-to designer for the world’s most fashionable and influential women and men.
Adrienne Landau lives and works in New York.
Ian Wishingrad is an award-winning creative director and millennial trend expert specializing in branding, advertising, social media and digital development. He is the founder and creative director of BigEyedWish, whose clients include telecom giant AT&T, Diageo, Nestlé, Macy's, FuboTV, Terra Origin, and many other businesses and brands. In 2015 he launched Nobituary.com, an anti-smoking web-app, with Oscar-winner and “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
Prior to forming his own company, Wishingrad served as the Director of Creative Development at United Entertainment Group working on leading brands including P&G Beauty, Frito-Lay and General Mills. Before leading the creative department at UEG, Wishingrad served as the Sr. Manager of Creative Development at Vimeo. There he helped craft the Vimeo brand, established partnerships with Hollywood studios, and collaborated with the ad sales team to create custom campaigns for their advertisers. Before Vimeo, Wishingrad served as the youngest Senior Copywriter at TracyLocke. While there, he created the award-winning Wisk-it Facebook app, SoBe Skinsuit campaign, and “The Land of &” for Buffets Inc.
Wishingrad has won many accolades throughout his career including a Best in Show and Gold & Viral Promotion for the Wisk-it Facebook app. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Television, Radio and Film. Wishingrad is a board member of the esteemed Newhouse Network.
When he is not working, Wishingrad enjoys discovering new cities, flavors and people with his wife and son. He currently resides in Manhattan, New York.
Born in London, and educated in Finance at the City of London University, Simon Kaye founded Jaguar Freight in 1993 alongside his father Percy Kaye.
As a third-generation transportation professional, Simon inherently understood the intricacies of logistics and supply-chain management. Jaguar Freight was founded with a clear vision to provide a level of customer service
unsurpassed in the industry. As technology progressed, Simon set out to create a suite of unique and bespoke technology products previously unavailable.
Today, Simon is the President and CEO of the company, which continues to provide the same level of unsurpassed customer service and technological innovation to a diverse and prestigious customer base. Over the past 23 years Jaguar Freight continues to push the envelope for world class customer service and technological innovation.
Simon strives everyday to create an innovative work environment; it is this innovation, along with a deep commitment to exceeding industry standards in customer service, expertise, and technological faculty that keeps Jaguar Freight at the apex of the industry.
In 2002, Simon relocated to New York with his wife and two sons to establish Jaguar Freight’s new headquarters in the United States. Eager to maintain a bit of home, Simon maintained his lifelong season ticket holder status at Tottenham Hotspur, a team known to its fans as “the greatest team the world has ever seen” - a characterization that mirrors his passion for excellence through Jaguar.
Sandra Gault is an entrepreneur and senior executive with over 20 years of broad-based experience and proven results in building businesses, raising capital, leveraging emerging technologies, and leading teams. A member of the Forbes NY Business Council, Sandra enjoys sharing her experiences and learning from other business women – realizing there’s an intrinsic value of helping others reach their goals. Sandra was also recently a featured speaker at the Win Summit 2018.
She is the CEO & Founder at True Gault – a high tech fashion company using advanced technologies, True Gault delivers custom-made women’s, designer dress shoes where fit and comfort are the key value drivers at a competitive price.
Previously, Sandra was a Principal/EVP Marketing at Allworx, a telecommunications company that develops and sells a complete VoIP phone system and network solution for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Allworx was sold to PAETEC Holdings Corp (NASDAQ – PAET) for $25MM in 2008. Prior to Allworx, Sandra was an Executive Vice President of Marketing for Performaworks – another startup, that built an enterprise software system that helps corporations manage their intellectual assets. The business was acquired by Workspace in 2004.
Before finding her passion for entrepreneurism, Sandra was General Manager for the Output group within the Digital & Applied Imaging Division at Kodak. In this role, Sandra grew a $6MM inkjet imaging business to into a $55MM business. Finally, she worked at IBM Corporation during the original launch and deployment of the IBM PC product family.
This event starts on June 13th at 6:00 PM.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals with current industry leaders to help them become the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Our signature roundtable format was specifically designed to foster organic discussions about the future of fashion and luxury, develop new long-term professional relationships, and allow our members to explore potential partnerships and professional opportunities. Join us for gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene with New York's top fashion and luxury leaders.
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