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INTERIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR FASHION
EMILY M. PALMQUIST

Spanning over two decades, Emily’s career in Fashion is marked with consulting and leadership roles in Creative Direction and Marketing for both independent and global brands.

Emily’s formal training began in Vancouver in 1998 with a Diploma in Fashion Design from Helen LeFeaux. Following this, she relocated to London, U.K. to study at UAL, London College of Fashion and apprenticed with both established and cult labels such as Roland Mouret, Fake London and Future Classics. In 2003, she was chosen by the British Fashion Council as a rising star to complete certification in Fashion Management under Industry Guru, David Jones. In 2013, Emily returned to education and achieved a Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting from esteemed Institute, Polimoda, then under the direction Linda Loppa. She is among one of the few graduates based in North America with this specialized degree.

A serial entrepreneur, Emily has worked since 2006 as an independent Fashion and Trend Consultant based in both Toronto and Vancouver. In this time, she has maintained partnerships with some of the Industries top Think Tanks & Creatives such as Promostyl Paris, Guava Studio, Hilde Francq, Mode...Information and Shoesplanet.Com. In this time, Emily is has been sought to provide future and brand solutions to clients such as Lululemon, Aldo group, TJX Canada (Winners, Marshalls) and The Hudson’s Bay Company as well as countless Small and Medium Enterprises within the realm of fashion and consumer goods. During this time, Emily has spent over 3 years instructing post-secondary Fashion Marketing courses and is regularly selected for guest speaking at Tradeshows and industry gatherings such as The Knowshow. Most recently, she returned to the West coast to spearhead Merchandising and Curation at award-winning startup, Respect your Universe.

Emily is passionate about shaping fashion through branding, trend forecasting, sustainability and thought leadership. She continually enjoys mentoring and developing individuals who make creative investments for their futures in the Industry. Many of her past students have succeeded to leadership roles within the field and remain in her active network today.



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