Taylor Anne Abess brings over ten years of industry experience to Parlor. She previously worked as director of sales at a large multi-label showroom, overseeing the launch and growth of numerous brands, including Rag & Bone, Mara Hoffman, Kenzo, Sass & Bide, and Kimberly Ovitz. Recognizing that prevailing wholesale philosophy did not adequately serve the unique needs of emerging designers, she founded her own showroom in 2008 with the aim of providing clients a unique platform for creative development while remaining accessible to consumers. Taylor has since introduced many successful brands to the contemporary and young designer market, including Nicolas K, Rachel Antanoff, Samantha Pleet, Timo Weiland, and Whit, among others.
Christina, our sales manager, studied Communications and Business Management at West Virginia University. She began her career at D&G Dolce & Gabbana before moving into the contemporary sector at a well-known multi-label showroom, where she worked alongside Taylor Anne Abess. With over nine years of experience in the wholesale industry, Christina has launched and maintained an impressive roster of designers, including Rag & Bone, Kimberly Ovitz and Mara Hoffman. She is married and has a beautiful daughter, Zoey.