How I can help you

For the moment all of my mentoring session are via Zoom. I am only accepting new clients who are directly in the fashion or fashion related industries where my expertise is best put to use. Also, as my volunteer mentoring hours are limited I am only accepting new clients located in the NYC metropolitan area.

With more than 40 years experience in the fashion industry, I bring to all mentoring sessions current and important branding and marketing strategies across many platforms. My experience covers the apparel industry in many forms, both retail and wholesale, and includes branding, repositioning a brand, marketing and merchandising and conceptualizing your brand.....getting down to its DNA. I am currently a professor of business and marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City as well as the co-owner of a marketing/branding/business building consulting company, incubator1. My clients include both retailers and wholesalers in apparel. I do have some home decor and food service experience.

The hours I mentor at SCORE are Thursdays 10 - 2 and Mondays 1 - 4. All new clients must book their initial appointment using the SCORE on line calendar which is updated on a regular basis with my available hours, Unfortunately, all mentoring sessions must take place during these two days! No deviations are possible. I look forward to meeting you all so please feel free to go the the SCORE on line calendar and find a day and time convenient to your schedule and book an appointment so I can hopefully set you on the path of a successful fashion business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales

Industry Experience

  • Retail Trade
  • Wholesale Trade

Vincenzo Gatto

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video