Gretchen is currently an Executive MBA (Fashion) candidate at University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion, seeking to extend her creative influence beyond (exclusively) collection design. She aims to refine and amplify her ability to creatively articulate apparel that unifies business, design and sustainability priorities. Throughout her career in fashion, Gretchen has focused on overlooked possibilities for domestic and international product development and manufacturing, working whenever possible with small-scale craftspeople and always adhering to ethical business practices.
Gretchen is a 2012 GenArt "Fresh Faces in Fashion" inductee, as well as a past winner of Project Runway. As an ambassador and passionate advocate for sustainable business practices in the fashion industry, she has spoken publicly at the Columbia School of Business, Princeton University, The Museum of Contemporary Craft and Unique Camp. She and her work have been featured in WWD, The New York Times, Style.com, Refinery29, Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, Rue Mag, Design Sponge, HonestlyWTF, WeAreTheSomethings, Houzzzz, Apartment Therapy and many more.