The 2020 Handbag Awards Judge Meredith Alvarez
Meredith was born and raised in New York. She grew up seeing all the fabulous women in N.Y.C. and knew one day she wanted to dress them. Her grandmother was a significant influence and taught Meredith how to sew and design. She then went on to study Fashion Design at F.I.T. and learned that the fashion industry was pretty cutthroat. She then decided to learn as many skills as possible through various jobs in the industry. She worked for eCommerce, Retail, Product Development, Events; she even taught kids how to sew. Through all of these experiences, she discovered her passion for Art Directing. She now works on her craft via social media and her blog. She is currently working on building her agency and expanding her influence in the fashion world.