Leo Narducci

 LEO NARDUCCI

When you meet Leo Narducci, you’ll fall in love with him.  It's beyond charisma.  Leo's relevance spans decades and transcends generations, with a personal spark and light that burns ever bright.

Born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, Leo grew up in the garment industry, never far from his parents and their clothing factory. He went on to become a greatly influential fashion designer with clients ranging from celebrities to everyday working women.

Leo graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and embarked upon a career in New York City as the 1960s were turning fashion on its end. Through great mentors, Leo learned the business end of fashion and marketing. Soon Leo's creativity and designs attracted the attention of fashion editors and fellow designers alike.

He began submitting fashion editorials to Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Wear Daily, Glamour and Mademoiselle and was acclaimed as one of the top young designers in America. Leo's philosophy was 'Clothes need not be expensive to be good.' He was awarded the prestigious Coty Fashion Award for Young Designers.

Over the years, Leo's name has appeared on dresses, sportswear, swimwear, loungewear, Vogue Patterns, jewelry and other accessories. With a career spanning five decades, he isn't stopping anytime soon. Leo continues to create new concepts in clothing and accessories with timeless quality and edge, while finding time to mentor young designers at RISD and across the country. Perhaps he can create something special for you?

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ADRIENNE COTE

Adrienne has an instinctive sense of style embedded in her DNA.   For more than 35 years, in key positions at Talbots, Boston Proper, Norm Thompson, Boston Apparel Group, The Vermont Country Store and others, she has broken boundaries and created trends as a visionary merchant, on her own, and leading teams of merchants, art directors and copywriters.

Adrienne is one of the most visually creative merchants in the industry today.  Deeply experienced in merchandising, sourcing and development, she has traveled the world for the last three decades, discovering innovative fashion ideas from Salzburg to Shanghai.

Adrienne is particularly adept at establishing brand identity and voice; strategic positioning; developing, mentoring and teaching merchandising and creative teams; direct sourcing and developing and launching merchandising assortments.

When not occupied finding the next great fashion trend, Adrienne is also a working actor with off-Broadway credits, 2 national tours and many regional productions. She’ll surely give you an autograph, if you ask nicely.

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STEVE JONES

His father a perfectionist (on trash day the cans and lids had to be in perfect alignment with the street); his mother a tenacious cancer nurse who had seen it all ("I don't see bones sticking out of your skin, you're not sick, go to school"), Steve never caught a break as a kid ... a trait inevitably applied to his education and career.

Earning his undergraduate degree in three years, his MBA in fifteen months, Steve has tackled his professional responsibilities with the tenacity and unrelenting standards brainwashed into him as a child.  A senior management veteran, Steve has extensive ecommerce, catalog, global commerce, marketing, merchandising, finance, operations, organization design, technology ecosystems, M&A, and executive management experience in companies small and large, private, P/E and publicly held, in roles from entry-level to CEO.

A retailer for 20+ years, Steve has spent the last five consulting with retailers ranging from $3 million to $1+ billion, in the US, Canada, Western Europe, Ukraine and Russia. Projects have focused on developing go-to-market strategies, long term business and financial plans, technology roadmaps and running selection projects for core marketing, merchandising and technology systems, making him a perfect candidate for a job in our government.

When not focused on helping grow Narducci Design, Steve is lost somewhere on a trail in the mountains above Los Angeles, hanging out with the elusive P-22 (he has his own Facebook page, look him up), or simply admiring the view.

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