In the fashion industry, Gary Wassner, CEO of Hilldun Corporation, known as the company behind many of Seventh Avenue’s most prestigious fashion companies, has provided financing and factoring for many of America’s and the world’s most iconic designer labels.
Derek Lam, Cushnie et Ochs, Jason Wu, Maria Cornejo, Yeohlee, Alexander Wang, Public School, Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Naeem Kahn, Jonathan Simkhai, Vivienne Westwood, Sacai, Carven, Prabal Gurung, Mara Hoffman, Thom Browne, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs and Alexis Bittar are only a few of fashion’s finest that have benefitted from his discerning eyes and business acumen.
Named one of Fashionista’s 50 Most Influential People in Fashion, Gary is also an advisory board member of Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Institute, a board member of FGI, an instructor for the DENYC program, a board member of High School of Fashion Industries, and a passionate supporter of all causes related to the Fashion Industry in NYC and globally.
NYFW kicks off with a happy crafty vibe at Jahnkoy and Bulan, while tailoring gets an update at Terry Singh, Atelier Cillian and Libertine. Florals look right for fall at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Collina Strada and Christian Siriano, and head-to-toe black creates magic at APOTTs, Dion Lee and Jonathan Simkhai.
ONES TO WATCH
Victor De Souza’s vision is creative and unique. His collections are not affected by the passage of time, in fact they aim to harmonize the past and the present. In many respects, they are unique and unusual.