Emily Miller Palmquist



Emily Miller Palmquist

Intuitive strategist. Business builder. Creative leader.

Current Location

Kelowna, CA

Emily is available for work


Experienced innovator and development professional with a demonstrated history of game-changing in the apparel, retail, and educational business. Specialties in concept-to creation, leadership, sales, client development and strategic partnerships. Strong marketing professional with a master’s degree in Fashion Trend Forecasting from Polimoda.

  • Brands Emily has worked with
    • Forte Luxe Fashion Inc.
    • LaSalle College Vancouver
    • RYU Apparel Inc.
    • Emily Miller Palmquist
  • Emily's past titles
    • Co-Founder
    • Fashion Director
    • Freelance Marketing Consultant
    • Merchandising Director
    • Fashion Director
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Founder and Owner

Forte Luxe Fashion Inc.

Sep 2020 - Dec 2022

o Created a 3rd-party marketing system connecting luxury retailers to online buyers for selling and recapitalizing write downs, aged inventory, and damaged high-value inventory.
o Created a profitab...

Academic Director of Fashion Programs

LaSalle College Vancouver

Jan 2019 - Apr 2020

o Promoted after 9 months of Instructing courses to Interim Academic Director for Fashion Programs. (Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Jewelry Design and Fashion Styling).
o Management of 15+ staff a...

Freelance Instructor, Fashion Design and Marketing courses

LaSalle College Vancouver

Jun 2018 - Jan 2019

Director of Merchandising and Curation

RYU Apparel Inc.

Sep 2017 - May 2018

o Headed growth of collaborations, external partnerships, merchandising and retail activation for an urban athletic and omnichannel vertical retail brand.
o Influenced senior management, reporting di...

Fashion and Trend Consultant

Emily Miller Palmquist

Jan 2014 - Present

o Strong focus in business advisory to start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SME businesses with expertise in design, product development, consumer identification, brand positioning/re-positioning, POC and sa...

  • Fashion Management


  • Fashion Forecasting


  • Executive Team Member


  • Brand Strategy


  • Retail Category Management


  • Trend Forecasting


  • Brand Development Strategy


  • Entrepreneurial Organizations









MA International Fashion Business

2013 to 2014

Portobello Business Centre

Fashion Management Course

2003 to 2003

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London


1998 to 1999

Helen LeFeaux School of Fashion Design


1997 to 1998

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