Mentors

Suzanne Timmins

Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor

A seasoned fashion executive Ms. Timmins’ illustrious 30-year career has spanned diverse retail environments ranging from luxury retailers, department stores and mass consumer chains. Creating unique retail concepts is the foundation of her career and her ability to spot the new and the innovative readily lends itself to the discovery and acquisition of the best international designer labels. Her acute ability to determine what is relevant, current and fashionable contributes to a world-class shopping experience for Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor customers. Ms. Timmins led the design development of the highly acclaimed 2010 Olympic collection for Hudson’s Bay. She also pioneered the re-launch of Hudson’s Bay Company’s stripe collection and the recent revitalization of The Room, an internationally renowned mecca for luxury designer labels. A definitive voice of fashion, Ms. Timmins is a sought after source for the international fashion media and is also a trusted commentator on design and style. Suzanne is an advocate and nurturer of new design talent and sits on the jury of the Andam prize in Paris, the TFI New Labels competition and the nominating committees for the British Fashion Awards and CAFA awards.

“... a strong network of support over many disciplines is key to success.”

Mentors

Suzanne Timmins

Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor

A seasoned fashion executive Ms. Timmins’ illustrious 30-year career has spanned diverse retail environments ranging from luxury retailers, department stores and mass consumer chains. Creating unique retail concepts is the foundation of her career and her ability to spot the new and the innovative readily lends itself to the discovery and acquisition of the best international designer labels. Her acute ability to determine what is relevant, current and fashionable contributes to a world-class shopping experience for Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor customers. Ms. Timmins led the design development of the highly acclaimed 2010 Olympic collection for Hudson’s Bay. She also pioneered the re-launch of Hudson’s Bay Company’s stripe collection and the recent revitalization of The Room, an internationally renowned mecca for luxury designer labels. A definitive voice of fashion, Ms. Timmins is a sought after source for the international fashion media and is also a trusted commentator on design and style. Suzanne is an advocate and nurturer of new design talent and sits on the jury of the Andam prize in Paris, the TFI New Labels competition and the nominating committees for the British Fashion Awards and CAFA awards.

“... a strong network of support over many disciplines is key to success.”