The Fashion Service Network invests in the future of the industry.
The Fashion Service Network enjoys a close relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year the Fashion Service Network contributes a full upper school scholarship to FIT. Selected by FIT two students share the scholarship, one selected from the School of Art & Design and one student selected from the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. To date 10 scholars have been awarded, many FSN scholars are now successfully working in the industry with others completing their studies soon to follow.
In addition to the financial award, the FSN invites all recipients to participate in most FSN meetings and events and FSN members are always available to offer a broad range of expert advice and direction for our scholars with their careers.
Each semester the Fashion Service Network presents a panel class to the Faces & Places in Fashion class at FIT.
Periodically the Fashion Service Network presents informative industry educational events and host private networking gatherings.
“Fashion Service Network proudly supports the Fashion Institute of Technology and awards a full scholarship each year.”
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Executive Vice President
Josh has extensive experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and sales, and is also a member of the Fashion Services Network. Mr. Kapelman has also served as a speaker and judge at a number of conferences, most recently serving as judge at the Fashioning Our Industry pitch competition.
Josh has worked with an angel investment group out of Massachusetts as...
Michael is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and a former federal prosecutor. His father Leon Wildes is best-known for his successful representation of John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, Michael Wildes clients include First Lady Melania Trump, artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges. He was also...
President, Applications & Technology Outsourcing
Paul, who joined CGS in 1997, has over 25 years of experience in the information technology space. Leading the Application Solutions group at CGS, Mr. Magel oversees the company’s flagship BlueCherry Enterprise Suite of solutions for the fashion, apparel and consumer lifestyle products industry as well as the Technology and Infrastructure practice overseeing sales, delivery,...
Tom is currently serving as the President of Ready to Wear & Accessories of Informa Fashion, the fashion industry’s premier apparel trade show organizer.
Throughout his career, Tom has developed and demonstrated extensive executive skills in C-level positions including organizational change and development, sales growth and management, marketing, manufacturing and operations. In his over 25 years in senior management roles,...
A genuine style insider, Karen has years of experience in merchandising, marketing and public relations. As President of the Accessories Council, a non-profit national advocacy group, she represents nearly 300 dynamic companies in the fashion footwear, accessory and jewelry industry.
Beyond current members, Karen works with hundreds of brands, retailers and industry support executives. Interacting mainly with C-level...
Chief Operating/Information Officer
Andrew is the Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Dynamic Worldwide. In his 30 years at Dynamic, Andrew has lead the development of Dynamic’s 3rd party distribution and IT services businesses. He continues to work directly with the nation’s leading retailers and vendors on their “best practices” in Supply Chain Logistics. Prior to joining Dynamic, Andrew started...