William Rondina

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William Rondina is an American designer as well as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of The Connaught Group, Ltd and William Rondina, Inc. in New York City.[1] The Connaught Group is Rondina's innovative New York City-based fashion and design parent company to top women's fashion lines including Carlisle Collection,[2] Per Se and the affiliated brand, Etcetera. In 2013, Rondina started a new specialty knitwear company, Rondina New York.

Rondina's success has made possible both extensive philanthropy and his collection of art and antiques. Rondina is a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees and the New York Botanical Garden Board of Directors.

He grew up in the suburbs of Seattle.[3]

His New York corporate offices and his country home were designed by Robert Denning of Denning & Fourcade.


  1. ^ Carlisle Biography, Retrieved May 23, 2011
  2. ^ (4 October 2002). Home shopping networking, St. Petersburg Times
  3. ^ (24 September 2010). Profile of a philanthropist, New York Social Diary