About the Founders:
TheFashionList was founded by two industry professionals who saw a need in the digital market for a fashion website with a voice. Not just any voice, but a critical voice that comes from years of experience of actually DOING fashion & not just talking about it. One of our founders has her degree in Broadcast Journalism from American University in Washington, DC. She moved to New York & found herself overseeing Marketing & Public Relations for a CFDA member designer. In her duties, she produced NYFW fashion shows, oversaw celebrity relations & handled all press responsibilities in the house. During her time in that role, she saw the need for a website like TheFashionList. Never one to be content with wishing for a better way, she decided to do something about it.
In a conversation with the designer she was working for, she realized that he too felt there was a media void in the market & the two of them partnered to found the website that would soon be born as TheFashionList.
Before founding TheFashionList, our other founder was a 20 year veteran of the design side of the business. Making a name for himself in lingerie & later with his own label, 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. His 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).
He 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 CFDA & is a 20 year 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.