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Ellen Enders

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Design Director, Otto International. Previously Design Director, Sarah Lord.

Design Director, Otto International. Previously Design Director, Sarah Lord.

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Design Director Otto International October 2012 - present
Design Director Sarah Lord 2007 - 2013
Design Director/ Head of Merchandising - Iconix/ Badgley Mischka China Iconix Brand Group 2010 - 2011
Head Designer - Destination Maternity/ A Pea In the Pod Destination Maternity Corporation 2004 - 2007
Volunteer Food Bank For New York City 2004 - 2004
Design Director Susan Dell 1998 - 2002
Senior Designer Halston 1997 - 1998
Senior Designer Oscar de la Renta 1997 - 1997
Designer Pierre Balmain 1997 - 1997
Designer Richard Tyler 1994 - 1997


Parsons School of Design Fashion/Apparel Design 1986 - 1990
Fashion Institute of Technology

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  • • Social Media Marketing
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  • • Fashion

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Nisha Thirumurthy
They're my advisor  •  Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Previously Director, Clinton Foundation. University of Washington grad.
Ellen is my go-to person about anything related to fashion design and development, specifically how fashion design decisions I make will aff ... ect the end product, how my production costs can be impacted, and ultimately how the price of the product will be affected. She has decades of experience working with different fabric qualities, designing and developing collections and marketing fashion.
Nicole Chessick Alfieri
They're my school  •  Owner/Designer, Pico Vela. Previously Womenswear Designer, Pua.
Ellen has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry. She has great ideas and insight and is an asset to anyone she works for or with. I ... respect her knowledge and point of view.
Claudine C. Hamm, M.L.A
We worked together  •  Deputy CEO; Marketing Director; Creative Director; Fashion Director, ALYCE Paris. Kellogg grad. Harvard grad.
Ellen is extremely self-motivated and driven to complete a project, and complete it well. She will do whatever it takes to get the job done ... .
Sarah Lord
We worked together  •  Digital Fashion Entrepreneur, SarahLord and Creative Consultant to the Fashion Industry, Sarah Lord LLC.
I've worked with Ellen in corporate and entrepreneurial settings. One of Ellen's great strengths is that she really gets into how something ... is going to work and questions-crititques things in a thought provoking way. She would be great asset to any entity, particularly in the areas of building a business model, developing a product or concept, and planning how it is going to work.
Carrie Rossman
We worked together  •  .
Ellen will be a great entrepreneur; she is able to see opportunity in unexpected places with her wide scope yet in-depth thinking, she emplo ... ys a strongly developed EQ to intuit consumer desires and market needs, she is willing to step into unknowns and ask questions, she maximizes available resources and connects dots to find those untapped, and she never stops believing in possibilities.