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DURAND GUION

Men's Fashion Director, Macy's

Vice President



A San Francisco native, Durand Guion developed a passion for fashion retailing at an early age. He began his career at Judy’s Merchandising Corporation as a weekend sales associate while still in high school and was eventually named District Display Manager for the West Coast region of the leading-edge contemporary retailer. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Communication Studies from San Francisco State University, Mr. Guion joined Macy’s West in the Executive Training Program and held various positions, including Women’s Accessories Department Manager and Associate Buyer of Men’s Accessories. Noted for his sharp eye and exceptional taste level, Mr. Guion was promoted to the role of Men’s Fashion Director.


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TERRI HINES

Converse, Inc

Vice President, Global Communications



Terri Hines is a creative marketer, storyteller, and vision-driven executive with over 20 years of professional experience spanning brand marketing, global communications, publicity & entertainment, strategic partnerships and corporate responsibility for world-class brands.


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JASON McNARY

Agnès b. - U.S.A

General Manager



Jason McNary was born in Memphis Tennessee and is the fourth of five children.

Jason attended The University of Memphis and Tennessee State University before ultimately graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in International Business

Jason started in fashion at the age of 15 working with various retailers such County Seat stores and Abercrombie and Fitch. Jason quickly grew into leadership roles while in college with Abercrombie and interned with Macys specialty stores in the buying department of Aéropostale.


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LaQuan SMITH

LaQuan Smith, LLC.

Fashion Designer



LaQuan Smith was born in Queens, New York on August 30, 1988. An only child, Smith spent his early years instructed by his grandmother who instilled a passion and skill for sewing and pattern making. Smith cultivated this craft throughout his teenage years and by 2007, the 19-­year-­old wonder kid started his fashion career in earnest. To that end, he apprenticed simultaneously with Blackbook Magazine and famed stylist, Elizabeth Sulcer. For an aspiring designer, the experience was a seminal one ­ solidifying Smith’s penchant for strong, sexy, separates. He applied this aesthetic to his first capsule collection ­ a selection of gilded separates and accessories. His distinctive work sparked interest among fashion icons and risk takers including Rihanna and Lady Gaga, both of whom were early supporters of the gifted designer.


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