Meet Our Founders
CHRISTOPHER CRAWFORD, Creative Director
As the name behind coveted contemporary brands, including Christopher Deane, Company of We and Freda, Christopher’s designs have had celebrities and editors clamoring for over a decade.
A law school drop out--turned Elite model--turned entrepreneur, Christopher was never formally trained as a designer, but his keen eye for color and print helped him launch his career out of a 120 square foot boutique in New York’s east village.
A darling of both print and television media, he and his designs have been featured in W Magazine, British Vogue, The New York Times, The Real Housewives of New York, and Americas Next Top Model. His sharp eye for business and brand building have also garnered features in the Wall Street Journal, Business of Fashion, CBC’s Fashion File, and sponsorships with both Revlon and Covergirl Cosmetics.
Passionate about nurturing emerging designers, Christopher now draws upon his years of first-hand experience to help clients turn their design genius into commercial success. Advising on the full commercial lifecycle, including technical specification and production, brand architecture, publicity and trade partnerships, and sales and growth strategy, Christopher’s hands-on and supportive approach is unique in the industry. With an unparalleled network and as a pioneer of private label, his work has helped clients build multi-million dollar branded and development businesses with coveted blue-chip retailers worldwide.
CASSANDRA PITTMAN, International Commercial Director
With an impressive resume spanning seven countries across three continents Cassandra brings a unique combination of global creative vision and practical strategy to the Commune Team.
Cassandra has consulted on sales and business strategy for businesses and organizations across the US, Europe and Asia, including luxury giants Saks Fifth Avenue, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton.
With a deep understanding of the cultural landscape, combined with an intuition that anticipates industry innovation, she delivers critical business and strategic insight to our clients to drive performance and fuel growth.
Cassandra holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in International Relations from Richmond: The American University in London.