Faces and Places in Fashion: Jude Connally Zimmerman

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Faces and Places in Fashion: Jude Connally Zimmerman
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Zimmerman, Jude Connally
Part presentation, part Q&A, FIT's "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series is an opportunity to connect students and the public alike to the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.
Jude Connally Zimmerman is founder and creator of Jude Connally, an American-made woman's lifestyle collection known for it's vibrant prints and effortless styles. Raised in up-state New York, Jude attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Jude then spent 20 years in fashion sales and marketing, working with some of the most respected names in the fashion industry: celebrated designer Tom Ford; retailing entrepreneur Chris Burch; and James Bradbeer, who successfully rebranded Lilly Pulitzer. After 9/11, when Jude had two young sons, she decided to go into business for herself. Jude saw a void in the market for comfortable clothes that made her feel good in her daily life, and she knew she had an opportunity to create something special. In 2010 Jude debuted her dress collection at her freestanding store in Westfield, NJ and began to wholesale the line while simultaneously launching www.JudeConnally.com.
ABOUT THE BRAND: The Jude Connally brand is inspired by real women. With a fit for every body type, every woman's spirit will shine when wearing Jude Connally. Whether you are heading to the market or into a business meeting, you will feel your best! The line began as a dress collection and has evolved to include sportswear and separates, all made in a luxurious, easy-care fabric in bold and bright prints. We feature a new collection every month of the year and are proudly made in the USA.
Jude Connally is available at our flagship store in Westfield, NJ, at www.JudeConnally.com and in over 300 better specialty stores throughout the United States, such as St. Bernard in Dallas, Texas, Darien Sport Shop in Darien, CT, in the Pink in Boston and Nantucket, and Cotton Patch in Lexington, KY to name a few.
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Zimmerman, Jude Connally
Jude Connally (Firm)
Fashion design
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (2019, April 22). Faces and Places in Fashion: Jude Connally Zimmerman [Video]. Archive on Demand. https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/24133
Fashion Institute of Technology. "Faces and Places in Fashion: Jude Connally Zimmerman." Archive on Demand, 22 Apr. 2019, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/24133
Fashion Institute of Technology, "Faces and Places in Fashion: Jude Connally Zimmerman," Archive on Demand, April 22, 2019, video, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/24133