Academic Departments - Fashion

Kristin Kinsky, MBA

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Office: Donahue Center, 303

Tel: 617-243-2423

Email: KKinsky@lasell.edu



Department:
Fashion

  • MBA, Assumption College, Worcester, MA
  • B.S., Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Courses:

  • FASH 101 Contemporary Issues in Fashion
  • FASH 201 Merchandise Planning & Control
  • FASH 211 Retail Management
  • FASH 302 Retail Operations
  • FASH 401 Fashion Industry Professional Development

Biography:
Professor Kristin Kinsky joined Lasell College as a full time faculty member in the fall of 2015, after working 4 years as an adjunct professor in the Fashion Department. Professor Kinsky brings with her a strong background of both merchandising and retail management with such companies as Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Jones Apparel Group, and The Limited Brands Inc. In her various positions she has covered multiple regions and has been involved in product launches, training, management, writing corporate merchandising guidelines, visual, event planning, fashion shows, and sales analysis. Over the past 5 years Professor Kinsky has worked to introduce Lasell students to the Fashion and Retail Industry through her own experience as well as through field trips to apparel shows, major department stores and NYC. She has invited industry professionals into her classroom to engage and educate the students on current events, new technologies, careers and successful business models. Professor Kinsky earned her MBA from Assumption College and is an alumnus of Lasell College ‘93.

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
“It’s important that students take away a realistic understanding of the business side of our ever-changing Fashion Industry. It is a tough but extremely rewarding and exciting business, and I want our Lasell students to be truly prepared to succeed. Connecting the classroom with hands on opportunities within the industry make the courses we teach both relevant and current from day 1 through graduation.”