Vice President, Materials Development, Coach
Liz Alessi, Vice President, Coach, began her career at Victoria’s Secret in raw material design and has worked for Marc by Marc Jacobs in accessories raw materials development in addition to Tapestry Brands. In the last two years she launched handbags for Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade under new creative direction. Her tenure at Coach spans 11 years and she is currently is responsible for leather, fabric, hardware, color and print development for handbags and small leather goods. In this role she works closely with the Creative Director, Product Development teams and Merchandising to launch innovative materials, ensure color and quality meet expectations to bring materials to commercialization globally to support production demand.
Liz studied bassoon performance at the Eastman School of Music and currently lives in Brooklyn with her daughter.