Instructor Spotlight: Cathy Mallebranche

Cathy Mallebranche is a Brooklyn-born, New York-based fashion and wardrobe stylist with clients ranging from BET, Macy’s, T-Mobile, and Def Jam. With an interest in all things fashion, arts, and entertainment, she walked away from the corporate world to pursue her love for fashion. In 2002, with no official background in the fashion industry, she became a fashion stylist assistant. The opportunity was granted by some of New York’s top celebrity stylists at the time. Now with years of experience as a lead stylist, Cathy has worked with some of the fashion entertainment industries’ biggest celebrities, television networks, publications and NYFW shows. Cathy recently became one of the newest additions to MTV’s hit show “Wild ‘N Out” wardrobe department.

Cathy Mallebranche teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:
HSX 140: A Week in the Life of a Fashion Show Producer

Teaching Philosophy:
I tell my students: “You are only confined by the walls you build yourself”. Therefore, I say, there are NO walls! If you can envision it, then believe it, and it can be. If you apply yourself and put the effort and work in, then the sky is the limit. I encourage students to contribute their own ideas and allow freedom with certain projects; class discussion is essential.

Examples of work by Cathy Mallebranche: