Preceptors

pre·cep·tor /prēˌseptər  noun

  1. a teacher or instructor.

AdM is proud to have the following Preceptors working with our students.

Lisa Springsteel

Lisa Springsteel bioLisa Springsteel is a 20 year New York fashion industry veteran, author of the book, “Becoming a Fashion Designer” (Wiley, March 2013), expert fashion industry consultant and published fashion/beauty/health writer.

She runs her own consultancy and offers the following services:

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Patricia Samaniego

Patricia Samaniego

Patricia Samaniego is an award winning fashion designer with over 15 years of design experience. She has been sewing since the age of 5, taught by her two grandmothers who were seamstresses. Patricia’s grandmothers taught her hand sewing techniques that today are highly valued couture skills.
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Christie Barkan

I have always loved fashion. It started with my grandmother who was in love with the 40’s: she used to dress me up, do my hair and play me records. I fell in love with clothes, vintage and styling, because of those positive memories. I ended up in school for fashion and later, in London work with a fashion house where I had the chance to work with fashion magazines…
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Lori Coruccini

Lori Coruccini

“I truly believe that one of the most important things you can learn about is yourself and having that knowledge and understanding of what you are best at greatly improves your chances of finding the best career, learning path and most importantly allows you to leverage your talents forever more in life.” See Lori’s video about working with AdM students.
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Nick Sakai

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Nick Sakai, co-owner with Nas of inside the Linq. “The Linq is new, and it’s exciting to be a part of something different in Las Vegas,” he says. “I think that shopping on the Strip has gotten stale and tired. You walk into a hotel or casino and it’s essentially the same shopping experience with a different roof over your head, a lot of amazing high-end shops…
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Jason Weeks

Jason Weeks

Jason R. Weeks has with 14 years of experience as an Art Director & Senior Graphic Design Professional, using creative expression to develop design solutions, and implement effective creative campaigns and marketing initiatives for major entertainment, technology, packaged goods, automotive, and lifestyle brands.
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Andrey Oshlykov

Andrey Oshlykov

Sr. Technical Designer at Anthropologie. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, a small country in Central Asia, Andrey Oshlykov, currently lives and works in Philadelphia.  He has been making clothes since he was a child.  His artistic talents and enjoyment in design were first noted when he was in grade school and where he spent his free time drawing figures, designing gowns…
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Angela Silletti

Angela Siletti

Angela Silletti is experienced in the word of education and fashion. Angela is currently freelancing as a technical designer. Additionally she has worked as a technical designer and production coordinator with some of the largest names in fashion including Liz Claiborne, J.Crew, Calvin Klein…
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Emileny Gonzalez

Emileny Gonzalez

Emileny Gonzalez began her career studying Fashion design at an early age when she attended the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City. While in High School she interned for a costume designer. As a senior she was nominated for the young designer award in the Globe-span design competition. She then went on to study at the Fashion Institute…
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Kelly Donnamiller

Giorgio Armani, Director of Retail Support Armani Collezioni Womens and Emporio Armani Intimates account executives for market appointments, order management, and merchandise inquiries. Provide accurate weekly selling reports to U.S. boutiques, including detailed style selling. Effectively analyze past season selling…
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Irina Romashevskaya

Irina Romashevskaya is an independent designer and consultant. Throughout her 12 years of experience in the fashion industry Irina designed and executed numerous collections for a variety of established brands and provided guidance for up-and-coming designers and companies.
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Rebecca Clarizio

Rebecca ClairizoMichael KorsTechnical Designer, Woven Dresses & Skirts

Technical Designer with over 5 years experience at a growing luxury brand, specifically in soft woven dressing. I focus on integrity, quality and accountability and have experience using a variety of techniques (including draping, patternmaking, and sewing) in delivering an excellent final product. My technical ability and strong communication skills help to coordinate factories to achieve our desired look and quality.

Frank Tropiano

Frank-Tropiano

Frank Tropiano, a born and raised Cleveland, Ohio native and designer of his self-named clothing label, is absolutely a breath of fresh air in the fashion industry. While starting his womenswear collection in 2011, Tropiano is still in the process of learning all of the ins and outs of being a successful fashion designer.
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Avo Hanna

Avo-Hanna

Founded in 1980, Hanna Faidra Jewellery manufactures, supplies and exports sophisticated jewelry and fashion accessories that highlight the personality of the wearer. The production is attentive to every detail, from the research of the stones are carefully selected to fully meet the different needs, and design. Very fashion-conscious European and especially Italian, Faidra Hanna Jewellery revolutionizes the concept of fine jewelry present in the Mediterranean culture and the international market. The undisputed quality combined with negotiations more transparent, provide a perfect formula to consolidate its ties with the most loyal customers.
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Marino Isolani

Marino-Isolani

Women’s Ready-To-Wear Specialist with a strong ability to drive forward-thinking design from concept development through to production. Skills in flat sketching, patternmaking, drafting, draping, sewing techniques, garment construction, fabric treatments and trim sourcing, hand knitting…
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Christina Kwon

Christina-Kwon

Christina is a freelance fashion designer for Ramy Brook, Amanda Uprichard, Oautt, and Tory Burch. As the Head Designer for Mark+James/Badgley Mischka she anaged Mark+James line, reporting directly to…
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Emily Tischler

Emily-Tischler

Emily Tischler – Design Director Badgley Mischka

Design Director for Badgley Mischka Collection
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Erica Dube

Erica Dube

Assistant Technical Designer at Michael Kors

Erica is highly creative and multitalented apparel designer with experience in Technical and CAD design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; charismatic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
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Taylor Hartley

Taylor-Hartley

Taylor Morgan grew up in Phoenix Arizona where she spent her childhood in my mother’s dance studio. Dance was Taylor’s whole world, but at the same time, Taylor always had the itch to design. She would design dance costumes growing up and was constantly sketching.

After dancing professionally in LA for a few years, Taylor went to fashion design school. She graduated from F.I.T. in 2013, with her degree in fashion design.
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Sara Beltran

Sara-Beltran

Mexican Designer – Indian studio

The stylist-turned-designer, Sara Beltran started her fashion career in New Yourk as a stylist. After 12 years of living in New York, the artist now calls Jaipur home.

Her childhood romance with beach life and seashells always lingered in the back of her mind, and literally, on the shell necklace she handmade for fun.
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Darleen Santore

Darleen Santore

Darleen Santore is an accomplished executive with a wealth of knowledge and experience in a range of industries. She started her career in healthcare at Gaylord Hospital as an Occupational Therapist. She quickly advanced in her career and moved on from Gaylord to become President for a nationwide medical staffing company, later as Senior Executive Vice President of a large healthcare organization, and then as Chief Operating Officer of a record label.
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