Founded in 2005, Agency V specializes in retail oriented communication out of offices in Berlin, Copenhagen and New York, delivering strategic positioning from a designer's perspective. Patrick Orcutt, a native new yorker and the PR Consultant and Manager of the US press office, has been consulting on the American Market with a strong focus on international cross-over brands for many years. Within Agency V, Patrick manages the US press & consulting for over 20 accounts ranging from Scandinavian labels such as Henrik Vibskov, Maria Black, Soulland, Bjørg, and Han Kjøbenhavn to new and emerging American labels and NYC based designers such as Zana Bayne and Mordekai.
Steve Wolski is the Sales Director for the BPMW Showroom, with showrooms in New York and Los Angeles. Working in sales at BPMW since 2005, Steve heads up the United States sales force for foreign and domestic men’s and women’s collections. Since 2004, BPMW has championed fashion labels and lifestyle brands of all sizes. A full service agency offering a wide array of services, including wholesale showroom, public relations, event planning, and fashion show production, BPMW has made a huge impact on the industry with the creation of the global fashion trade fair Capsule in 2007. Brands include: Norse Projects, Elka, Penfield, and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam.
In 2004, designer Ana Lerario launched Fiftytwo with a new concept- a space where designers could be represented not only by the product but by the creative process behind each brand. Jessica Haberer joined Fiftytwo in 2008, stepping into the role as Sales Director in May and acting as a consultant to the designers. Fiftytwo sells Men’s, Women’s, Swimwear and Accessories- including Scandinavian designers Rodebjer and most recently Cornelia Webb.
In 2004, Jutta Kurz co-founded JUJÚ the Showroom, an integrated press and sales showroom in downtown New York. Before founding JUJÚ, Jutta held positions at both Ultimo and Chloé and successfully introduced Rosa Chá to the U.S. JUJÚ is today a leading destination for buyers, editors and stylists seeking directional and emerging designers. For international designers, JUJÚ functions as an American headquarters for wholesale accounts and media communications. For emerging designers, the showroom offer both expertise in business strategy and the infrastructure to meet target goals.
WANT Agency, inspired by the Scandinavian "form and function" ideology, is the exclusive North American distributor for a fine selection of leading international designer and contemporary sportswear accessories brands including Nudie Jeans, Filippa K, Arc’teryx Veilance, and Falke. The agency deals only with the most respected and progressive retailers such as Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, Scoop, and American Rag. Michael Irving is the North American Sales and Marketing Director for Nudie Jeans and represents the brand in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.