Fashion professional with 15 years of practical knowledge in the entire design and manufacturing process.
Skilled in design, garment technology and pattern-cutting I follow collections from studio to workroom through to showroom.
Experienced in managing people and projects, I see products through to production and QC.
Knowledgeable about marketing and branding I ensure each product will offer sufficient and relevant added value.
Fashion Design Consultant
April 14 - present
Working simultaneously on a variety of assignments, I advise and support the creative, technical and production aspects of a collection
LABISK.OT - 2020
THE FAIR SPORT - 2020
Shift To Nature - 2015-17 / 2020
Le Vert de Claire - 2020
OHMME - 2014-19
Shika - 2016
Svelte - 2015
Creative Pattern-Cutter at FashionEnter and Misfit
March 2011 - Jan 2014
Designer & Print Designer at Tigi (Rinku Group)
Nov 2007 - May 2010
Women leisurewear, wholesaling (AIS) and retailing through concessions (approx 250). Production is based in the Far East with a turnover of around 65,000 garments per months.
Founder & Designer of Credau
2007 - 2010
Start up label created to engage in the niche market of sustainable fashion for men, retailing on-line and sold independent shops and one department store.
Designer & Production Coordinator at Sahara
Jun 2004 - Apr 2007
Womenswear premium brand specialising in garment dye and cut and sew knitwear, collaborating with craftspeople and artisans around the world, wholesaling (Pure) to 150 independent UK stockists and department stores (John Lewis, House of Fraser) as well as retailing at its 9 stand alone stores.
Designer & Creative Pattern-Cutter
Jun 2002 - Aug 2007
Iz (Rinku Group) Aug 07 – Contracted to plan and design the March/April/May 2008 range
Out of Xile Apr-May 07 – Contracted to design and pattern-cut the jersey range for S/S 2008
Spy Clothing Mar–Jun 04 – Contracted to produce design boards for directional multiples
Enigma/Starflex June 03-Feb 04 – Contracted to design and pattern cut for mainstream multiples
Mad Fashion Bitch Jun 02-Jan 06 – Contracted to design and pattern cut for their independent boutique
Product Assistant at Out of Xile
Jun 2002 - May 2003
Womenswear premium brand specialised in garment dye, wholesaling and producing 50,000 garments a year.
Creative Buyer at Mash
Jan 2000 - Jun 2002
Independent fashion retailer located on Oxford Street specialised in denim, casual and street wear
Print Design and Studio Assistant at Cacharel
May - Jun 96 & Jul - Aug 97
Work placement and summer work
University of East London
1998 - 2002
2:1 BA (HONS) degree in Fashion Design & Marketing
English Language Tuition
1997 - 1998
University of Cambridge First Certificate
Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques
1995 - 1997
Brevet de Technicien Supérieur en Stylisme et Modélisme