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. After moving to California he was casted on the show “Project Runway 3” where he became a well-recognized designer.
Vincent has a passion for giving back to those in need. A gift he learned from his Dad. “Watching him coach Little League baseball, intentionally choosing players with lesser abilities, then turning them into the championship team”. His motto was “What’s important is to make someone else feel important.” Vincent founded Akcpt to teach fashion design to students who come from broken situations, allowing their unique voice to unfold.
The impact of changing someone’s dreams has to be the most profound Fashion statement.
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. Her expertise in market knowledge and determining sourcing strategies, along with her ability to drive change through innovation have continually proven Jamie to be an asset.
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 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.