Cynthia Washburn-Nester

Weekly Judge

Lives: Charlotte, NC

Résumé: Washburn-Nester was born and raised in New England, headed to New York City to join the fashion industry upon graduation from the University of Bridgeport with degrees in fashion and international business; has worked in a creative design capacity with Liz Claiborne, Adrienne Vittadini, Brooks Brothers, and with Li and Fung on several women’s brands; moved to the South in 2006 to work for JCPenney as the brand’s fashion director; and is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is the vice president of fashion and trend for Belk stores.

Press: USA Today, WWD, Wall Street Journal, and Charleston.

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