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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Steel Plant 212



(845) 575-3124

John Bartlett

Director of Fashion Program


John Bartlett is an award winning fashion designer who has worked in the fashion industry for over thirty years. With his own eponymous collection, John earned awards as Best Newcomer and Best Menswear Designer of the Year from the prestigious C.F.D.A. (Council of Fashion Designers of America). He was also honored as Designer of the Year from the American Footwear and Apparel Association. John has shown his collection globally and has also worked as Design Director for other American Brands such as Ghurka and Liz Claiborne, as well as the Italian brand Byblos.

John’s goal as Director is to enhance and elevate the Design and Merchandising Programs to compete in today’s apparel industry. His focus is on digital expertise, internship opportunities and pinpointing the opportunities in the fashion sector.


AA Fashion Institute of Technology, Menswear Design, 1988
BA Harvard University, Sociology Concentration, 1985

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Fashion Arena
  • Online Retailing and the Evolution of Brick and Mortar Retail
  • Digital and Technological Advances in Fashion

Awards and Honors

Swarovski Award for Best Newcomer, Council of Fashion Designers of America

Menswear Designer of the Year, Council of Fashion Designers of America

Designer of the Year, American Footwear and Apparel Association