Tranoï announces the formation of a U.S. Advisory Board for its New York edition, which will be dedicated to further expanding the show’s stateside presence. Simon Collins, former dean of fashion at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, and who most recently advised WME-IMG on the highly successful reinvention of New York Fashion Week, has been appointed by Armand Hadida, Artistic Director of Tranoï, as the U.S. Creative Advisor to lead the Board.

In his role, Collins will be instrumental in promoting Tranoï as a unique platform for design talent that bridges the gap between fashion and commerce. By lending his expertise of the U.S. fashion landscape, Collins will work with Tranoï to identify and connect emerging design talent with key industry decision makers. He is also tasked with assembling a well-rounded group of Advisory Board members comprised of industry executives to provide strategic input and direction.

Collins said, “Tranoï has always been an essential way to find new and exciting designers. I've spent years identifying emerging talent, so it's a great opportunity to bring the best of Paris and New York together under one roof.”  

David Hadida, CEO of Tranoï, said, “Simon's support of emerging talent and knowledge of the U.S. fashion landscape reflects Tranoï’s standards of quality and creative individuality, making him the ideal partner for our New York edition.”