Kabat named VP of marketing for Advanstar’s Fashion Group

NEW YORK—Advanstar has named Randy Kabat VP of marketing for its Fashion Group, which includes the Magic, Project, FN Platform and Pool trade shows. She will report to CEO Tom Florio.

Kabat joins Advanstar from Rue La La, where she was SVP of brand partner marketing. She has also been an EVP of advertising and marketing at Prada.

“We have planned a dynamic, integrated growth strategy for the Fashion Group,” commented Florio. “Randy’s experience at Prada, and more recently at Rue La La in multichannel marketing, fashion and retail, will help us build the team and evolve our business.”

Advanstar’s S.L.A.T.E. and STREET shows also announced a new hire. Kenny Mac will be the new director of those shows, reporting to Project and Menswear president Tommy Fazio.

Mac is the founder and former creative director of the brand development firm Creative Contraband. His prior experience includes Sean John, where he was the marketing director.

“We’re excited to have Kenny Mac join the team to help strengthen and focus our efforts in the growing and exciting world of youth culture,” commented Fazio.

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