After 20 years of the New York Fashion, Film and Art scene, Sharon Ali lives and works in South Florida. From her Hollywood studio, she manages Scarlet Letter Productions, [EST 2001] www.scarletletterproductions.com providing business logistics services for Fashion such as technical design, textile sourcing / grading, patternmaking, sample making , fit testing , styling, photoshoots, merchandising and more.
In 2004, Sharon established her retail leg Slumming Duchess www.slummingduchess.comA resort lifestyle brand that blends her architectural love of structure inspired by the skyscrapers of NY, with her softer, tropical heritage.
Her current projects include Fashion Apprentice, a fashion mentoring program that cultivates leadership by partnering young adults with local small business in fashion. Unlike an internship, the experiential education is closely curated , designed to support a local small business while fast tracking the mentees with behind the scenes business exposure and dedicated lecture / instruction.
Professor Ali is Lead Faculty for Fashion at Johnson & Wales School of Business North Miami Campus. There she crafts the brightest minds that will mold the fashion industry of tomorrow. - Diving deep into fashion merchandising, retail, textiles, technology, production, history, logistics, executive decision making and more.