ESP Biography



ASHLEY OVERBEEK, Stanford B.S./M.S. fashion/management consultant




Major: Earth Systems

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi there! I am a student pursuing a Bachelors and Masters degree in Earth Systems from Stanford, having completed a certificate from University of the Arts London's Central Saint Martins in Fashion Business Practice. Professionally, I have worked for several management consulting firms (Deloitte, McKinsey) and fashion/luxury labels (LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci). Going forward, I hope to use my academic background to make an impact in the fashion industry by moving the needle on supply chain sustainability.



Past Classes

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A7080: The Business of Fashion in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
As Dries Van Noten stated in his eponymous documentary, fashion is a commodified art form by its very nature. The industry toes a delicate balance between selling clothes and maintaining artistic integrity (and in the case of some luxury brands, maintaining exclusivity). In this course, take a look at the diverse business structures and economics of the fashion industry, delving into case studies on Louis Vuitton, Supreme and Palace Skateboards, and Burberry. After learning the basics, you'll be able to work through a hands-on fashion business activity with other students (materials provided)!


A6787: The Business of Fashion in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
As Dries Van Noten stated in his eponymous documentary, fashion is a commodified art form by its very nature. The industry toes a delicate balance between selling clothes and maintaining artistic integrity (and in the case of some luxury brands, maintaining exclusivity). In this course, take a look at the diverse business structures and economics of the fashion industry, delving into case studies on Louis Vuitton, Supreme and Palace Skateboards, and Burberry. After learning the basics, you'll be able to work through a hands-on fashion business activity with other students (materials provided)!