The advisory board will support Fashion Trust U.S. in selecting the finalists of financial grants.
The advisers include Mike Amiri, creative director of Amiri; entrepreneur and philanthropist Carmen Busquets; Fernando Garcia, codesigner of Oscar de la Renta; entrepreneur Amy Griffin; Bethann Hardison, luxury brand consultant and fashion advocate; Lazaro Hernandez, creative director and cofounder of Proenza Schouler; actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson; entrepreneur Simon Huck; stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson; model and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr; Alastair McKimm, editor in chief of i-D Magazine and stylist; jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer; Jack McCollough, creative director and cofounder of Proenza Schouler; costume designer Arianne Phillips, and stylists Law Roach and Kate Young.
“Having worked with [Fashion Trust cofounder] Tania Fares on the Fashion Trust in the U.K. and [Middle East and North Africa] region, I am thrilled about its expansion to the U.S. and the opportunities it will open for American designers. As an ardent supporter and mentor of talented young designers, I value organizations that promote creativity, innovation and ethical practices respectful of both people and the planet,” Busquets said.
Hardison added, “As there are initiatives that exist to give a platform to designers of color, there are never too many as each…