Tina Wilson Bio
Tina Wilson began her career in intimate apparel graduating from Parsons School of Design after receiving a full scholarship. While in her first design job at Christian Dior Lingerie she was personally selected by Calvin Klein as Head Designer to work on the launch of Calvin Klein Underwear, the legendary minimalist brand he created, she was and remains the only designer ever hired by Calvin Klein personally for this position.
Tina left Calvin Klein after 4 years and joined the Josie Natori Company, where she became the designer for the new contemporary division. After 5 years with Natori, the opportunity arose to be Design Director for the launch of Donna Karan Intimates. Tina was selected by Donna Karan and worked for the licensee Wacoal America for the next 12 years, where she worked intimately with Donna conceiving, fitting, and merchandising her iconic bras, underwear, shape wear, yoga wear and sleepwear.
She was the creator of Wacoal’s “Control freak”, a new concept of shape-wear, designed and fit according to a woman’s body type, it was a patented concept committed to everyday comfort and the first “custom fit” shape-wear brand.
Since leaving Donna Karan Intimates at Wacoal, Tina has worked for the largest privately owned intimate apparel company in America, Komar/Carole Hochman designing many of their intimate brands, among them, Ralph Lauren, On Gossamer, Ellen Tracey, Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson, Oscar De La Renta and Lucky Brand. She is currently an independent consultant and partner in the company Marronage, specializing in fashion design and illustration.
Tina Wilson is a board member of the Under-fashion Club, a non profit organization dedicated to awarding scholarships to FIT students in the intimate apparel field. She is known for her personal vision and her commitment to education in fashion.