Adrienne Mercante is an apparel designer with an extensive background in leading apparel and accessories product development teams.  Adrienne’s value as a leader lies in working with young brands from inception or bringing an existing brand to the next level of scale. She is a critical team player who mentors and coaches the rest of the team.   
Adrienne is well versed in a number of apparel categories: technical outerwear design, knit and woven lifestyle apparel, and activewear including cycling and running apparel. Hybrid technical apparel is her category of choice, a category that leans on the technicality of its fabrications first and foremost. Because of this, she possesses additional proficiency in fabric sourcing, having also acted as the lead material developer in the majority of her design roles. There is a unique synergy between performance and design in her work due to the understanding of both of these critical components. As such, Adrienne has become a resource for the textile design community.  She has been featured in several article on her area of expertise and has been invited to speak regularly at fabric trade shows.
She is formally educated in art, design and business, and therefore has an in-depth perspective on the intersection of garment commercialization and aesthetics. This helps her to make good creative and business decisions, leading to the best possible designs for the consumer.
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