提拔設計新銳 時尚圈重量級推手
Fashion Driving Force Leads Next Generation


儘管每個案子都有所不同,但Karen Harvey的處理邏輯卻是一致:「當你了解一個品牌的本質,同時精確抓到品牌的DNA。那便是尋找創意總監一職的依據。」同時,Karen Harvey認為世界上有成千上萬個設計師,但卻不是每一個都具備洞察力,以及將觀察到的事物具象化的能力,如何分辨則是一大學問,也是她的存在價值。而近期作為CFDA Fashion Incubator計畫中,眾多諮詢品牌的一員,Karen Harvey開始投入美國新銳設計師的提拔與挖掘,為鞏固美國時尚圈的地位盡心力。

洪晃被<紐約時報>戲稱為中國歐普拉。

洪晃被<紐約時報>戲稱為中國歐普拉。

至於被<紐約時報>戲稱為中國歐普拉的洪晃,母親章含之曾是前中國國家主席毛澤東的英文老師,繼父則是知名美國外交官喬冠華,特殊的成長背景讓她自上世紀90年代末期便極具遠見的創辦雜誌<Look>,之後發展成為中國互動媒體集團首席執行官。同時還以幽默風趣的言論,在社交網站上累積了7百萬以上的紛絲,儼然成為中國媒體的一方霸主,獲美國<時代>雜誌選為2011年百大影響力人物之一。

洪晃創辦的時尚雜誌<Look>,如今改名為<iLook>。

洪晃創辦的時尚雜誌<Look>,如今改名為<iLook>。

同時,洪晃對提拔中國新銳設計師也不遺餘力,自2011年在北京三里屯設立了原創設計精品店「薄荷、糯米、蔥」,販售王汁(Uma Wang)、邱昊(Qiu Hao)等中國設計師作品,增加其曝光度。同時她還是中國「first lady」彭麗媛出訪墨西哥時,身著品牌「例外」 (Exception de Mixmind)的擁護者,多次公開表達對設計總監馬可的讚賞,成為中國時尚圈強而有力的宣傳及發聲管道,在全世界極度重視中國時尚市場的時刻,盡全力讓中國時尚品牌也能被世界看見。««

王汁是洪晃近期最為讚賞的中國設計師之一。

王汁是洪晃近期最為讚賞的中國設計師之一。

»»Without the talent spotters and matchmakers, lots of designers might lose the chance to shine on runway. Today evoke is going to introduce the top 4 talent spotters who discovered Christopher Bailey and Alber Elbaz.

The first one is Floriane de Saint-Pierre from France who is always interested in recruitment. Since she founds Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés at the age of 26, she has facilitated dozens of placements for top-most creative and executive roles across the industry, for example placing Christopher Bailey at Burberry.

The second one is UK’s Lulu Kennedy who is not only the editor-at-large of Love magazine but also the creative director of her own clothing line, Lulu & Co. With the experience of traveling around the world with parents in childhood, she knows how to appreciate the beauty and amazingness of others.

Karen Harvey, who founds Karen Harvey Consulting Group, has helped labels to not only develop their brand vision, but hire the right talent to execute against it during the past 25 years. Most recently, she has been tasked with finding designer Reed Krakoff’s replacement at Coach.

The last but not the least,  “Oprah of China” Hung Huang, an outspoken publisher, blogger and fashion guru, is known for her sharp wit and insights on the complexities of both Eastern and Western cultures, which discovered the talents of homegrown fashion designers like Qiu Hao, Uma Wang and Christine Lau.««

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