• International Wool   Secretariat (Woolmark)
• American Wool Council
• National Knitwear &   Sportswear Association
• Yarn Fair International
• Celanese
• Cotton Incorporated
• Dupont
• Masters of Linen
• Tencel
• Cashmere & Camel Hair   Institute
• Joseph Abboud
• Ike Behar
• Ron Chereskin


Amrican Wool Council

Fashion, textiles, fibers, and yarns have been the connecting threads throughout Elaine’s career. She has held staff or consulting positions as a fashion journalist, trend forecaster, promotion director, public relations consultant, and market researcher. A keen eye allowed her to quickly analyze and forecast cutting-edge trends for major fashion, marketing, and promotion publications produced for many well-known designers, retailers, and textile companies.

In the 1980s, Elaine was consulting fashion forecaster for

Celanese Fibers' menswear and childrenswear services. While there, she perceived a void in the menswear market, which led to the creation of


the first consultancy to offer visual trend forecasting presentations from
Europe’s menswear designer runways.

WS-Marketing-Collage Internationa Wool Secretariat


Men’s Fashion Director

for the

International Wool Secretariat

Woolmark Company), Elaine lived in


and traveled the globe searching
for and forecasting menswear trends for the nonprofit’s 34 member countries.
In that role, she became the first American to participate in the prestigious

Première Vision Color Committee



global color-forecasting group.


Back in the states, as

Promotion and Fashion Director

for the

American Wool
Council, she revamped the organization’s marketing materials, raised the

organization’s visibility to manufacturers and retailers, coordinated domestic
and overseas promotions, spearheaded and expanded its seasonal fashion
forecasting services, and represented the organization as a member of the

Color Association of the US


Fashion Group International.

Elaine’s fashion assignments have taken her to Japan, China, South Korea,
Africa, and many European Union countries.