Next Generation

Rush and Jay

Karen Alberg Grossman: James Rush Wilson III recently welcomed a third generation, his son Jay, to their iconic Greenville, S.C. store.

Mel Goldfeder, The Next Stage

Mel Goldfeder

After a highly successful career at Swank and Randa, industry icon Mel Goldfeder is moving on to a new adventure, to be announced soon. Karen Alberg Grossman chats with him about business and life.

Schmoozing: Will Leather Goods Prince Street Store Opening

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The party at the new Will Leather Goods store on Prince Street was a true celebration of all that William Adler has valued throughout his career: family, friends, fun, artisanship, hard work, giving back.

Women in Neckwear: Ruth Graves, STEP USA

Ruth Graves

A few smart, talented, workaholic women are shaking things up in men’s neckwear. Here, Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Ruth Graves.

Women in Neckwear: Barbara Blank, JS Blank

Bud and Barbara Blank

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Barbara Blank about how she got into the tie business and what she’s learned from her father.

Joseph Abboud’s Lasell College Commencement Speech


Karen Alberg Grossman: Designer Joseph Abboud’s speech to the 2014 graduating class of Lasell College in Newton, Mass. tells a story from early in his career.

Shaping Up

Mitch Lechner

Modern dress-up means modern furnishings. PVH’s Mitch Lechner tells us what that means. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Women in Neckwear: Margo Petitti

Margo Petitti

Rhode Island-based designer Margo Petitti started her scarf and neckwear business making patchwork designs from suiting fabrics.

MR Q: Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Great expectations: Working with Randa, Peerless, PVH and Macy’s, is Ryan Seacrest the next big name in fashion? How would you describe your personal style and how has it evolved through the years? I’ve been fortunate to work with many great designers and stylists for my on-air jobs, and I’ve learned so much along the […]

Women in Industry Luncheon Raises Funds for K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers co-chair Allan Ellinger, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers president Joel Newman and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers co-chair Gary Simmons.

The KIDS/Fashion Delivers luncheon honoring Celeste Gudas, Deidre Quinn and Patti Buckner, was a huge success, exceeding its $250,000 goal.