International Fairchild Sport (I.F.S)
IFS is a family-run, Brussels-based company that develops and manages Alexa Fairchild’s equestrian and fashion activities. On the equestrian side, IFS supports Alexa’s efforts to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where she hopes to compete in dressage. The company also invests in Alexa’s training and horse stock and has recently acquired its first young horse, the 3-year KWPN mare Ida Selly A (by Zardando x Jazz x Lancet). The company is constantly on the lookout for other Grand Prix horses, as well as horses of varying ages and training levels, to supplement its horse stock.
On the fashion side, IFS will serve as the launch pad for Alexa’s upcoming line of equestrian-inspired clothing. The clothing line will include a select number of chic sportswear clothes that can easily be worn by riders on a daily basis, functional for in the saddle and stylish to serve as elegant urban wear. The clothing line is expected to launch in early 2017.
Erin Fairchild is co-managing director and chief marketing officer at IFS. Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public and International Communications from Boston University. She has a background in Fashion Communications – a field she worked in for 15 years. Erin has worked for such internationally renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, KCD, Calvin Klein and Valentino. Her role in IFS marks her return to the professional arena after taking a hiatus to raise her two daughters, Alexa and Natasha.
Natasha Fairchild is social media manager at IFS and brings a contemporary perspective to the company. As an ex-rider herself, Natasha has a unique insight into the world of equestrian sports. She is currently doing a B.A. in Film, Television and Digital Media Production at Regent’s University in London and is well versed in all things digital, video, music and social.
Stephen Fairchild is an advisor at IFS. Stephen has an extensive career in the design industry that spans more than 30 years. He worked in fashion design for over 20 years for such iconic brands as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Valentino. In 2009, Stephen turned his focus to jewelry design for PANDORA where he is Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.