“I want to have my own business within five years”.
That was my mantra when I moved to New York City in 1984.
I had completed my studies in Art & Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Spring of that year, and with the enthusiasm and naivete of youth I moved to the big city with big ambitions!
Boldly going forth without giving this saying a passing thought;
“Be careful what you wish for!”
In late Summer of 1987 a young fashion designer asked me to design the new offices and showroom for his growing company: His name was Michael Kors, and he was my first client…