Insight. Innovation. Impact.
Stephanie Taylor has a unique combination of fashion industry experience and academic leadership success. Taylor has more than twenty-five years of experience as an innovative and progressive educator and administrator in fashion schools in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Charlotte, and Milan Italy. Prior to that, Ms. Taylor held merchandising and buying positions in leading retail establishments. In these assignments, Ms. Taylor established working relationships, professional connections, and a respected reputation as a facilitator, problem-solver, and catalyst in the fashion industry.
Taylor strives to help young designers and fashion retailers get a leg up in the fiercely competitive fashion industry by providing relevant training and education that leads to successful career development. Taylor also recognizes that training institutions, colleges and universities are challenged to increase their placements rates of graduates into meaningful, career-related jobs in industries directly related to the graduates’ course of study. She is committed to assisting fashion students achieve career success and personal satisfaction.
Taylor has refined her twenty-five years of experience as an educator in all aspects of the fashion industry into an innovative management approach that delivers the highest level of academic and career-oriented training and learning experiences. TMS is the vehicle that enables her experience to be shared with educators and entrepreneurs driven by success and making a lasting impact. TMS helps educators focus their programs on academic and career related accomplishements.
Taylor is especially competent in managing university level fashion departments that are in growth or expansion mode. Her higher education experiences and accomplishments are highlighted by increased student enrollment and retention, the introduction of progressive curricula, and the implementation of career development support systems for students.