Margaret Getty is the Senior Associate of Woven Fabric and Trim Development at Lilly Pulitzer ®. During her seven years with the company, Margaret has led an accomplished career creating and managing the trim team at Lilly Pulitzer and eventually taking on the development and sourcing of all woven fabric. She oversees the design, development, sampling, and testing of these categories for the brand.
In her current role, Margaret manages a team and works with all sectors of the business including design, merchandizing, marketing, production, and quality assurance. Margaret continues to represent the Lilly brand in both national and international settings while meeting with business partners, attending tradeshows, and scouring locations for design inspirations. She has built lasting relations and business opportunities for the growing brand.
For the last two years, Margaret has explored her passion for teaching at Immaculata University as an adjunct professor in the Fashion Program. During her first semester with IU, Margaret led the senior students in their thorough research and development of their own fashion brand covering all segments of the industry from line conception to retail and business planning/expansion. Margaret’s industry experience led lectures and guided practice allowed the students to mold their brand ideas into a tangible business model; some of which were told to trademark these brand ideas for later use in the field. In Margaret’s second semester, she led a class in their Internship studies aiding them in making industry connections and strengthening their interview skills, resume editing, and general knowledge of the fashion trade. Her passions continue to grow working with each student, helping them to apply the practices and skills they learn at IU to their industry experience and aiding them in attaining future internships/positions built on the foundation the program has set for their career path.
Margaret received her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Industry Management at Philadelphia University in 2012. She continued on to receive her Master of Science in Fashion Apparel Studies with the university in 2013. She was a member of the National Honor Society during her time at the university graduating with Honors.