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Q the Runway for Fast Fashion, Too Fast

Headlines about the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh have circulated for weeks. Each time I attempted to share a Quinlan blog post, the death count changed. Substantially changed. This case measures how potent globalization, supply chain, branding, and social responsibility pressure can be for all stakeholders.

Fortunately for Chicago, there are fair trade fashion brands to […]

Q the Runway for The JCR Girls

Loyola’s School of Communication (SOC, @Loyola_SoC via Twitter) hosted its annual Ad/PR Reception on Monday, April 22nd. Current students and alumni, many who have also studied Marketing at Quinlan, mingled, chatted, and observed the work of this year’s service-learning PR courses.

One SOC alumna was missing from the reception: Jocelyn Dorszynski (B.A. 2011) was unable to […]

Q the Runway for Pope Francis (and Father Mark Bosco)

The Pope wears Prada is far from accurate: click the Storify link below to Q the Runway for Pope Francis. Special thanks to Father Mark Bosco who always shows the greatest of Clerical Style!


Comment below or tweet to @sneier. Grazie mille!

Q the Runway for holiday reads

My dear friend and colleague Al Gini recently shared his holiday reading picks.


To add to his list, take a look at the following runway ready reads for sharing and self-gifting.


Here’s to peaceful reading and the loveliest holiday break for all.

Q the Runway for #IdeasChat (and a supermodel)

Chicago Ideas Week has come and gone until 2013, but each Tuesday’s #IdeasChat is a hashtag to watch. Turn to Twitter at 11a each Tuesday for a new theme: #creative, #giving, and #fitness were all recently featured; #fashion has also been a featured chat.

In particular, @chicagoideas queued the runway for Chicago #fashion during October’s Chicago […]

Q the Runway for Emporio Armani

Holiday shopping is quickly emerging as #1 on our to do lists, and if you’ve read my colleague Dr. Benton’s blog, you’ll realize his take on gifting.

If you, like Dr. Benton, are looking to emphasize handmade gifts, the link below may not be for you. But! If you are willing to indulge in a bit […]

Q the Runway for When Executives Go Rogue (& @timschroederCHI)

As a Quinlan community member, you may already be familiar with Tim Schroeder. He was featured in a Quinlan Q&A last summer:


Tim is currently contributing to this semester’s MARK311 Market & Consumer Survey service-learning projects to explore the intersection of fashion trends and artisan goods from emerging economies. However, Tim and I tend to […]

Q the Runway for The Tutu Project

Clocks have fallen back, perhaps marking a more official end to a fast-paced October. As the pink of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness focus also recedes, consider The Tutu Project’s impact on a global health cause. Click the Storify link below to discover how a pink tutu queues its runway for awareness.


Q the Runway for GREENOLAStyle!

Fair Trade. Sustainable Style. Jen Moran, founder and CEO of GREENOLAStyle, is a social entrepreneur showing Chicago how to Style Like You Mean It. Click the link below to learn more about Jen’s style revolution and how green recently turned to gold.


Q the Runway for the Red Sole of Branding

The first week of October marks the reveal of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands. Some significant fashion players make the list once again: in at #17 Louis Vuitton leads the fashion pack trailed closely by H&M at #23. Take a look at the Storify link below: two headline-making fashion brands have been queued in court instead […]

About this blog

Q the Runway brings Chicago’s fashion industry into focus. While fashion and its varied global dimensions anchor the blog, the marketing of the clothing and textile sector takes center runway here. In particular, an editorial view will highlight Quinlan initiatives of globalization and sustainability.