Tracee Dundas | NOFW Founder & Fashion Influencer
Founder and Creative Director of New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW), Tracee Dundas has been a fashion pioneer since receiving her degree in Apparel Design/Fashion Merchandising from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She owned and operated, ABOUTFACES Model & Talent Management one of the largest modeling agencies in Louisiana with an office in New Orleans and Lafayette. When not producing NOFW, Tracee works as a freelance stylist, contributing fashion editor to a number of fashion publications and as a designer/costumer for film, TV, and commercial productions.
Law Roach | Image Architect & Judge on ANTM
Law Roach lives and breathes fashion. He began his career as a vintage broker, whoch led to founding Deliciously Vintage Chicago, bringing a renewed energy to the city’s fashion scene. Inevitably, the boutique captured the attention of fashion icons such as Kanye West. Looking to extend his influence, Law revels in working with rising artists and collaborating with labels and companies like Atlantic Records, Hollywood Records, Island Def Jam and
Law’s A-list celebrity clients including Celine Dion, Zendaya, Jessie J., Skai Jackson, Ariana Grande, Ruby Rose and Willow Shields continue to stimulate a myriad of trends that appear on blogs and magazines for winning “Who Wore It Better” and “Best Dressed Celebrities.” In 2016 he joined the panel of judges for the hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model” and was a recipient for the Style Disruptor award from Essence Magazine.
Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds | Fashion Educator & Consultant
Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds is the former Academic Director over the fashion department at the Art institute of Atlanta. Hammonds is credited for establishing the Fashion Design program at Ai Atlanta and growing the Marketing department from 50 students to over 400 plus students. Prior to his career in higher education, he was the Assistant Human Resource Manager of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus (Atlanta, Georgia), the sole proprietor of Unique Images International, a premier business etiquette consulting firm, & sole proprietor of luxury retail boutique URUP designs located in Atlanta, Georgia and Nassau, Bahamas.
For more than a decade he has provided communication and leadership training programs, keynotes and executive coaching to Fortune 500 companies, universities and national conferences.
To date, Hammonds is a fashion marketing liaison for the St. Lucia Fashion Council, Clark Atlanta University and a television and print contributor (e.g. Readers Digest, GQ Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Bravo network, Lifetime network and ABC affiliates). Additionally Hammonds is the author of 4 Fashion and philanthropic focused books and a sought after university lecturer.
Kay Charbonnet | Owner, Kay’s Boutique & Fashion Designer
Kay Charbonnet is founder and owner of Kay’s, a curated shopping experience offering cutting-edge fashion and accessories. Kay’s is a champion of personal style where everything from “not-so-basics” to festival and cocktail attire, exudes excitement and confidence.
A fashionista since the age of 10, Kay’s first foray into fashion design was on the knee of her abuela, a Cuban immigrant and dress maker. Kay took up the sketchbook and began designing herself in high school when she and her abuela collaborated on her prom gown. She has been serious about fashion ever since.
Kay received a B.A. in Fashion Design from Marymount University in Virginia, continued her studies abroad as an apprentice to London bridal designer Angela Stone and later as a student of couture draping at Paris’ American Academy. Kay took her studies one step further when she pursued advanced design studies at Drexel University in Pennsylvania.
A New Orleans native and Academy of The Sacred Heart alumna, Kay returned home where she designed and constructed custom evening, bridal and cocktail apparel under her own KMC Design Studios. When Kay recognized a void in the local marketplace for edgy street style in December 2014, she opened her own curated boutique on Magazine Street.
Kay works with numerous brands to bring the best of Los Angeles, New York, London and Australia to New Orleans and to her large online following.
Jessica Osborn | Owner, Privy Label
Jessica Osborn studied fashion design at FIDM, NYU, and LSU. She began her career in apparel design at Billabong. Then she spent over 5 years as a creative and technical fashion designer for Tasc Performance. The clothing she designed for Tasc was sold in over 1,500 stores around the country including Nordstroms and REI. In November of 2017, Jessica launched her own company called Privy Label. Privy Label creates private label clothing from design to delivery- all made in the USA. Jessica is offering the convenience of an in-house design, sourcing and production department at a fraction of the cost. She understands the nuances of product development and has cultivated relationships with US factory partners to help make her client’s custom clothing lines come to life. www.privylabel.com
Aimee Gowland & Corrie Pelegran | ALG Styles & Fashion Influencers
Conceived in 2007, ALG Style’s mission is to teach men and women to “dress their best self.” Founders Aimée Gowland and Corrie Pellerin bring varied fashion experiences to the company; their distinctive viewpoints collectively provide intelligent, personal, insightful and on-trend information to clients both corporate and individual. Aimée was a buyer for a contemporary women’s market in NYC and managed a trend-setting women’s boutique before return home to New Orleans. Corrie received her degree in Fashion and Accessory Design from SCAD in Savannah, GA. Her years of experience in merchandising, retail, and the wedding industry has trained her to address the needs of the retailer and customer.