During the past few years, I spent a lot of time thinking about a very impactful time of my life. That period is captured in this photo. I was 19 years old and had made the difficult, but exciting decision to pause my amazing college experience at Spelman to study abroad in Paris.
Arriving in this unknown and distant country was initially daunting and terrifying, as I had never been outside of the US and spoke horrible French at the time. However, I quickly adjusted after connecting with the city’s extraordinary fashion history. 

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I lived with May (pictured on the left), a feisty, stylish, and prideful French woman who took me under me her wings, determined to impart in me a deep appreciation for Paris’ rich fashion heritage. From her perspective, clothing and accessories were not merely materialistic items, but were foundational elements of the fabric and traditions of her culture. This excellence and mastery of artistic skills made her so proud.
May introduced me to the art luxury fashion. Not in a perceived value sense as it’s often marketed in the US, but on a cellular, or intricate level. She opened an entire new world to me and inspired me to achieve excellence in fashion. This curiosity took me to Venice, where I discovered the most impeccable shoes imaginable!
Today, after having run my brand, Tori Soudan (ToriSoudan.com) for the past 14 years, I want to introduce the craftsmanship and excellence of luxury to others, the same way that May did for me. During my many trips to France and Italy for my brand, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of diversity in this space and it has been quite disappointing. In 2021, I felt compelled and passionate to launch this passion project, The Bronze Suite, a luxury consulting and international fashion tour company.

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We believe that luxury is an art, not just products.  In this divine space, everyone has their own meaningful and uniquely creative perspective.

 We at The Bronze Suite are committed to helping our clients manifest and realize their ideas in an authentic and significant way. Our team of experts in ideation, design, production, finance, and business and sales strategy work with clients to launch innovative and unique products and activations that serve the luxury market.

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Tori Soudan is a self-described multifaceted creative. She approaches design from a unique perspective in order to create unique and elevated fashion products and experiences for her signature brands, and for her consulting clients.

Soudan has exceptional instincts when it comes to luxury, design, and business - it is the foundation of her long-term career. Her ability to see beyond the obvious helps her clients to push themselves further in their design ventures. Small and subtle are not part of her vocabulary, instead she pushes the boundaries of creativity both visually and experientially.

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After a successful career in finance, and as a guest lecturer at Morgan State University in the Department of Accounting & Finance, she followed her true passion and launched her own brand, Tori Soudan. She was soon sought after for advice by others looking to launch their own businesses. This led her to launch the Bronze Suite International Fashion Tours & Consulting to meet the needs of her ever-growing client list, promote diversity in the luxury space, and focus on the cultural and historical perspectives of luxury businesses and brands around the world.

Soudan received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College and her MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. She has formal training in fashion draping and patternmaking and has taken courses at Parsons School of Design, in addition to gaining hands-on experience from a well-known American brand.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Soudan and her family now call Baltimore, Maryland home. She is a board member of the College for Creative Studies, a student advisor & senior project judge for the Fashion Institute of Technology Footwear & Design Department, and a board member of the Roland Park Country School. When not coming up with her next great design idea, you can find her indulging in a spa treatment, listening to new music, or putting her foreign language skills to work traveling the world

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