Mr. Ken Downing is a fashion and retail industry expert, and currently serves as Chief Creative Officer of Triple Five Group. Within the company, and American Dream especially, Mr. Downing will manage design, advertising, marketing, public relations and events. He brings over thirty years of experience with him to the role.
Mr. Downing was previously the Fashion Director and Senior Vice President at Neiman Marcus, which he joined in 1990. He is a visible force in the luxury retail world and has helped to significantly shape and steer Neiman Marcus’s development over the past three decades. Mr. Downing has also served on multiple boards, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and has supported upcoming fashion design talents both nationally and abroad. In addition, Mr. Downing has collaborated on his own signature lines, including with the brands PopSugar and Nest Fragrances, and is regularly invited to speak at museums (such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the St. Louis Museum of Art) on the subject and intersection of fashion and art. It was announced that Mr. Downing would be joining Triple Five Group in March, 2019.
Mr. Downing holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY.