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Shenlei Winkler

Riverdale, NY, United States

Designer (Accessories)

Member since June 14, 2007

I combine 20 years of couture and mass market fashion design experience with 10 years of IT technical marketing. I have successfully secured multi-million dollar funding for large scale science & technology projects, as well as serving as the executive administrator for one of the nation’s largest physical science projects, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. As a fashion designer, I design and sell multiple styles to Walmart, resulting in more than $20MM in sales to date. I have a profitable virtual world fashion business that currently sustains five profitable SL islands. My current projects include a comprehensive redesign of sizing standards for the cold weather soft goods industry, joint development projects with IBM, a new design for NASA’s space glove replacement program, and leading with the Fashion Research Institute. ( I don't sleep much - le sigh)

Fashion Research Institute, Inc. (FRI) leads the evolution of the fashion industry through applied research and emerging technology towards sustainable solutions.

  • Develop products & systems for the fashion industry
  • Deliver educational and training materials for the fashion industry
  • Create sustainable eco-fashion processes
  • Develop a ‘green’ eco-fashion apparel & accessories line for luxury and bridge markets
  • Develop wearable computing fashion line

Designing fashion, fashioning design, both with a global impact

Contact Shenlei Winkler
The Fashion Research Institute

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design