About the Founders:
Meredith Garcia began her career overseeing Marketing and Public Relations for a men’s focused fashion house based in New York. There, she executed numerous campaigns for designer label R. Scott French as well as a number of contemporary collections. Her efforts resulted in increased profits of 96 percent in less than two years. She also served as both producer and director of the R. Scott French fashion shows during IMG’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which led to widespread celebrity and editorial placements. She has made appearances on various media outlets including CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, FOX News, ABC News and NY1, in addition to being quoted in industry publications such as the NY Post & Crain’s NY Business. Meredith is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Originally from Roswell, Georgia, she now splits her time between NYC & Atlanta, GA.
R. Scott French
Scott French brings to TheFashionList™ a broad skill set within the fashion industry with an eclectic experience ranging from retail and wholesale, to design and production. He has been designing under his own label since the late 1980′s & designed his namesake collection of designer Men’s & Women’s sportswear since 1999. An active member of the Council Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Scott is a New York runway regular & has shown 7 collections to date during NYFW.
He has a media reel that includes appearances on Bravo Network, NBC, Fox News, FuseTV, MetroChannel, Style, TLC, Network & NY1, as well as a myriad of worldwide printed press & 100′s of websites. Scott’s body of work has been published in 9 books including the titles “IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA” (Abrams), “American Fashion Travel- Designers on the Go” (Assouline), “Uncovering Fashion” (Fairchild Books), ”The World’s Best Lingerie Design”, “American Fashion” (Assouline), “Tartan: Romancing the Plaid” (Rizzoli), “The Pursuit of Style” (Abrams), & most recently “Designers on Instagram #Fashion” (Abrams).
Scott is a graduate of Albright College in Reading, PA with a degree in Fashion Merchandising & design & earned his Masters Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, & Public Relations from Kent State University in Kent, OH, & is a long-standing member of the faculty of Parsons School of Design in NYC.
Director of Photography
Elvia Gobbo began her designing career when she opened her atelier in Montreal, Canada. She quickly became an award-winning fashion designer, & her innovative collection of dresses & sportswear landed her in New York designing for a major fashion house. Throughout her career in fashion, Gobbo has combined her artistic passions with her love of travel, art and architecture. She has recently returned from an adventure in Peru shooting documentary photos. Gobbo is currently a photographer for TheFashionList™ & with her keen eye she captures the moment when fashion & the person become alive.