Renee Nesbitt-Baird

My background is in Fashion Design. I’m a Parsons School of Design Fashion Major Graduate. I interned in Children’s Wear as a result of being one of the J C Penney children’s wear winners, where my design was manufactured in their stores. My fashion design mentor at Parsons was Oscar de la Renta as well as Kate Unger. They helped me lead my path to my career in Fashion Design. For the next 35 years I worked for various upscale fashion houses in Men’s and Ladies apparel, accessories and hosiery. Some of these design houses were-Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Evan Picone, Robert Stock, Burberry, YSL, Ann Taylor to name a few. Today I continue designing apparel but, for myself and my Fashion First Workshops business. I share my knowledge and skills of patternmaking, draping and sewing with my students. My vision is to inspire students to follow their passion for fashion. We teach fashion figure sketching, Patternmaking, draping and sewing. This program is a great creative outlet for all.