August 21, 2019
Proenza Schouler debuted in the early 2000’s after the designers’ senior thesis at Parsons was bought by Barney’s New York. As for how Monsieur Stew met these designers, he stayed in contact with Susan Sherman and Tania Beasley-Jolly who over time had become mentors to Stew. These two business women founded MERCH which is a platform where the pair connects fascinating brands to its sophisticated clientele in St. Louis through MERCH. This platform is where Stew was exposed to the world of high fashion when Proenza Schouler partned with MERCH for a pop-up in St. Louis. Taking in a substantial amount of knowledge while working with this platform, he gained insight on how to manage high end clientele. Granted with an opportunity to personally meet designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, he ended up personally assisting Jack with a shoe fitting for a client and aided their team in sales for their F/W 2019 collection.
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