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A series of public programs, workshops, and events hosted by Parsons School of Design to explore current and future notions of luxury.


Founder & Chief Hustler



Dubbed an International Style Icon by E! News and a “savvy young entrepreneur” by

Forbes magazine, Carol is an award-winning fashion designer who has built four

businesses across four countries. She is currently the founder of Singapore’s premier

fashion rental destination, Covetella, which provided over 70 dresses and accessories

for the hit movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”.


Starting off making couture gowns, Carol’s work has been featured alongside Vivienne

Westwood at the renowned de Young Museum and her first ready-to-wear line was sold

in over 300 stores. She also built her own garment factory in China and created one of

Hong Kong’s first mixed martial arts brands. In an effort to create more sustainable

ways to look good, Carol launched Covetella in 2015 with the mission to empower all

women by giving them the modern Cinderella experience.


A native Texan, Carol studied psychology and economics at Barnard College, business

at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and fashion design at the Fashion

Institute of Design & Merchandising. She was selected as one of the delegates to attend

the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama and was also a top

finalist on the Singapore reality TV show, ‘START-UP’.


You can follow her entrepreneurial journey and sartorial adventures at @lifebycarol.



October 5, 2018 (Friday)

Kellen Auditorium (N101)

Opening Remarks                                   10:00am -10:30am
Panel: Luxury Now x Future                  10:45am – 12:00pm
Networking/Lunch                                   12:00pm – 1:00pm
Panel B: Luxury A Force for Good?       1:00pm – 2:30pm
Networking/ Coffee break                        2:30pm – 3:00pm
Keynote: Mark Fina                               3:00pm – 4:00pm
Networking/ Happy Hour                         4:00pm – 5:00pm



Eventbrite –

*Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 registered attendees.

Presented by Parsons School of Design Strategies and Parsons School of Fashion