Vanessa Traina is a creative director, brand consultant and fashion stylist whose clients include Altuzarra, Brock Collection, Frame Denim, Khaite, Moda Operandi, Rodin Olio Lusso and Tiffany & Co.
For over ten years, independent designers and large brands alike have been drawn to Vanessa’s refined taste and inherent vision, signified by clean lines, careful selection, and understated elegance. As both a consultant and stylist, Vanessa brings a unique perspective to her clients, with contributions beyond creative and styling to marketing and brand positioning as well as product development and merchandising. It is this multi-hyphenate skill set that has led Vanessa to be recognized to fashion’s most important tastemaker list, Business of Fashion’s BOF500. In addition to her work behind the camera, Vanessa has been in the fashion world since she was a teenager, as both a street style favorite and the face of numerous brands including Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
From 2013 through 2019 Vanessa was the Executive Creative Director of Assembled Brands and its curated lifestyle store, The Line. Earlier in her career Vanessa worked as a Contributing Editor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine under its then Editor-in-Chief, Sally Singer, as well as alongside revered fashion stylists Carine Roitfeld and Marie Amelie Sauve.
Raised in San Francisco, Vanessa currently lives in New York City with her husband Charlie, and her two sons.