Tommy Fazio has been named president of the trade show Project and menswear, which encompasses S.L.A.T.E., Street, and Magicmens. The announcement was made by Tom Florio, CEO of Advanstar Fashion Group.

Tommy Fazio joins Project from his role as men's fashion and trend director at Nordstrom. He was previously the president at Simon Spurr, Men's fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, and vice president of men's collections at Calvin Klein.

“It's such an exciting time in menswear right now,” says Fazio. “American designers need the support of an organization like ours to unify the market and outreach on their behalf. The opportunity to do so with Tom Florio is an extraordinary one.”

As the leading contemporary fashion event in the marketplace, Project has established itself as a peerless show that highlights premium brands while implementing cutting-edge initiatives. With over 50 percent new brands introduced last season, Project looks forward to building upon this success during the upcoming shows.

“There has never been a better time for men's fashion in America,” says Florio. “American designers are leading in innovation and American brands are some of the top selling brands in the world. However, America does not have a place on the world's stage, as Milan, Paris and London do, to showcase our men's designers.

With Tommy onboard we hope to create partnerships that reestablish men's fashion week in New York and continue to create new business opportunities for our community of retailers and brands at Project,” says Florio.

Tommy Fazio will begin his role as president on October 29th, 2012, and will be based out of Advanstar's New York offices.

Launched in 2003, Project is the world's preeminent advanced contemporary fashion event. Held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas, Project features the most innovative and creative brands and attracts the most significant retailers in the global marketplace by connecting them in a vibrant and community-focused environment. For more information, please visit