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Associated Press featured Pace graduate Telfar Clemens in "Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond win top fashion awards"

09/15/2020

Associated Press featured Pace graduate Telfar Clemens in "Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond win top fashion awards"

The CFDA winners also included Telfar Clemens, who won the accessories award, and Christopher John Rogers, who won for American emerging designer. All four were first-time winners. Clemens, the accessories design winner, was born to Liberian parents in New York. He founded his unisex brand, Telfar, while still a student at Pace University. Famous for his popular Telfar “shopping bags,” he is a 2017 winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Prize.

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New York Magazine – The Cut featured alumnus and renowned fashion designer Telfar Clemens in "Noooooo! Not Century 21!"

09/11/2020

New York Magazine – The Cut featured alumnus and renowned fashion designer Telfar Clemens in "Noooooo! Not Century 21!"

Designer Telfar Clemens was a longtime customer himself, and has said that he decided to attend Pace University in part because of its proximity to the store.

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CBS News featured alumnus and fashion designer Telfar Clemens in "Everyone wants a piece of Telfar Clemens"

09/11/2020

CBS News featured alumnus and fashion designer Telfar Clemens in "Everyone wants a piece of Telfar Clemens"

Telfar Clemens is creating his own fashion playbook and it's catapulting him to the top. The Queens native says he began designing clothes at 15 because he couldn't find any that fit his style. Clemens never received a formal fashion design education. Instead, he attended Pace University in Manhattan where he studied business management.

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Fortune featured Pace graduate Telfer Clemens in "Telfar Clemens Makes Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in Media & Entertainment"

09/02/2020

Fortune featured Pace graduate Telfer Clemens in "Telfar Clemens Makes Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in Media & Entertainment"

Telfar Clemens founded his namesake fashion label Telfar in 2005 while still a student at Pace University. Born in Queens, N.Y., the son of Liberian immigrants, his non-gendered designs captured the interest of fast-food chain White Castle, which commissioned Clemens to design uniforms and a capsule collection—proceeds of which went toward a bail fund for youths imprisoned at Rikers Island.

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