BRAG is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that prepares and educates professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership in retail, fashion and related industries.
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS GALA
2019 Gala Honorees
Melissa Mash is CEO and cofounder of Dagne Dover, overseeing business development and retail partnerships for the brand. A graduate of NYU and The Wharton School of Business, Melissa was previously at Coach, where she led the turn-around of Coach's first European location. more
Since 1994, Eric Archibald’s handprint can be found on the origins of streetwear. Since his foray into fashion he has seen the future of style through the muses of the present day and that vision has shaped what has become one of the most sought after perspectives in fashion. more
Dapper Dan is a fashion icon having navigated the industry in a unique quest for inclusion and acceptance. A voice of Harlem and far before acceptance, he has single handedly forged a bridge between luxury and street culture. more
Leonardo is internationally renowned in brand building, management consulting and executive search. He is the founder and CEO of BOND Creative MGMT, BOND Creative Search and BOND Motion Pictures. He is a partner of the brands Vetir Vert, TRE by Natalie Ratabesi and Love Watts and on the Board of Directors of Collaborator and Jane Smith Agency.. more