Vincent Libretti, graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC, then worked at the prestigious Costume Design Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon after, he honed his craft working for designer Tracy Mills. Vincent later opened his own company in NYC selling high end evening wear to Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and a network of fine specialty stores. Vincent has a passion for giving back to those in need and founded Akcpt to teach fashion design to students who come from broken situations, allowing their unique voice to unfold.
VP / Brand Design and Development
Liz is a dynamic design leader and brand builder, with a consistent history of creating and developing outstanding product lines that deliver significant impact and growth for Fortune 500 companies. Liz has a history of leading powerhouse properties for Mattel’s largest entertainment partners; Walt Disney Co., Pixar, Disney Studios, and Disney Channel with extensive expertise across Consumer Goods Categories. She has a passion for developing diverse creative teams, providing strategic direction, and the motivation needed to innovate for success. Liz develops product that is consistantly fresh and cutting edge.
Apparel Production Director
With her 10 years of production experience in the apparel industry Jamie consistently delivers on-time quality product that meets or exceeds the company’s financial objectives. By building strong relationships, she ensures standards of quality, delivery, and business practices are achieved. She has collaborated and aided in developmental efforts with design teams in order to expedite production. Jamie’s experience and extensive market and sourcing knowledge set her apart.
Director Education Coordinator
Ben Litchman has worked in the non-profit sector since 2010 providing services for teens experiencing homelessness, and recovering from substance abuse, survivors of domestic violence, and families of children with special needs.
He has facilitated therapeutic group assignments by utilizing the arts; painting, drawing, photography, film-making, music & songwriting. Each group focusing on a variety of themes such as individual narrative, emphatic attunement, social justice, spirituality, family dynamic, peer relationship, and self-esteem.
Digital Project Sr.Manager
Thomas Tammaro received a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts with distinction from St. John’s University. Thomas’ studies and professional work experience have allowed him to develop and utilize digital marketing strategies and campaigns for Cosmopolitan.com, HarpersBazaar.com, Esquire.com, Elle.com, and MarieClaire.com. He has managed writers, developers, and designers to deliver successful content, while maintaining positive working relationships with internal departments. Thomas is a forward-thinking, passionate individual who is comfortable with identifying emerging trends in the industry