Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Announces the Launch of SWW Creative
-New Agency to Forge Creative Relationships Within the Fashion, Entertainment and Beauty Landscape-
NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephanie Winston Wolkoff announces the launch of SWW Creative, a new agency that will provide creative collaboration within the spheres of fashion, beauty and entertainment. Clients include IMG Fashion Worldwide, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. SWW Creative will provide personal and professional relationships across global power industries; advising brands, companies and individuals as they seek to build advantageous ventures and superlative initiatives.
"I am so grateful for my experience at Lincoln Center working to help relocate New York's largest media event – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Now that the transition from Bryant Park to Damrosch Park is complete, I am pleased to now be able to operate on a new, independent stage where I am thrilled to lend my capabilities to forge lasting partnerships on behalf of the fashion industry beyond fashion week. I look forward to sharing the details of many upcoming ventures," said Winston Wolkoff.
"Day in and day out Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leads by example; her passion, dedication, creativity and work ethic are unsurpassed. IMG Fashion Worldwide greatly values our professional and personal relationship with Stephanie and look forward to a great future connecting fashion's key constituents and corporations seamlessly with year round relevant opportunities," said Peter Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide.
SWW Creative will advise and consult on high-level Productions, Partnership Development – advising brands, companies and individuals as they seek to build advantageous partnerships, Sponsorship Council – introducing new talent to established corporations for sponsorship opportunity and development, Strategic Planning – conceptual, corporate, creative and artistic development, Social Media and Talent Development. SWW Creative will develop tailored strategies to best meet the needs of the world-renowned entities that it represents.
"As Founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff served as an extraordinarily able and creative ambassador to the design and fashion community for the last several years. Her work has resulted in a successful integration of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week onto the campus of Lincoln Center and to a wide variety of ancillary events which have taken place in our venues," said Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is widely recognized for her contributions to the American Fashion industry. In November 2009, Wolkoff became the founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, and oversaw the relocation of New York City's biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park working with designers, editors and brands on exhibitions, installation, runway shows and presentations. In addition to New York Fashion Week, she was exposed to the most transcendent works of performing arts in the world building Fashion Lincoln Center; producing Lincoln Center Presents Ralph Lauren in Conversation with Oprah Winfrey, raising 7 million dollars, more than any fundraiser in the history of Lincoln Center.
Many years in the world of fashion publication prepared Wolkoff for her Lincoln Center position. For over a decade, Wolkoff served as director of special events at Vogue magazine, working closely with and being mentored by Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in overseeing and producing major events for Vogue, Men's Vogue, and Vogue Living; the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, 7th on Sale, to name a few.
Wolkoff finds time for active involvement in several charitable and community causes, including the Food Allergy Initiative, Baby Buggy, New Yorkers for Children, and The Met Family Circle. Wolkoff was honored by her high school, Suffield Academy, with their Alumni Leadership Award; the Albert Einstein School of Medicine's Spirit of Achievement Award, and this year she is being honored by the UJA at their Women of Influence event, as well as, by The Gordon Parks Foundation at their Annual Awards Dinner celebrating creativity, along with Karl Lagerfeld, Spike Lee and Sir Ken Robinson. She lives with her husband and three young children in her native New York City.
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