Day-to-day running and management of the studio; organising all freelancer activity (design to production); recruiting, overseeing and delegating to interns; supporting the Creative Director. Driving sales: liaising with clients; managing orders (invoicing through to shipping); updating client information. Overseeing production: managing all suppliers; quality audit and control checks; updating inventory of raw materials and ensuring appropriate stock available; managing logistics and shipping; raising PO’s. Sourcing: primary contact for key manufacturers, suppliers and mills; collaborating with suppliers; researching and finding the best mills and manufacturers for our needs. Press/PR: working with stylists, magazines, and more to ensure great press coverage; worked on social media platforms for the brand. Accounting: budgets, sorting invoices for clients, private customers and all studio needs.
Assisted the MD in marketing, sales and PR. Key deliverables included researching sponsors for the SS13 show, working with their PR agency and occasional sample sale duties.
Offered Sales Consultant role after undertaking a 3-month management placement, where key tasks included: managing floors, creating work rotas, planning floor moves, preparing for in-store events and other crucial managerial tasks. Regularly asked to participate at all London Fashion Weekend events.
Called back 3 times over two years whilst at university to assist in the WW Accessories Buying Department. Undertook many tasks and my responsibilities increased each time I returned.
Completed a 6-month Studio Assistant internship, which concluded with the AW11 LFW presentation at Somerset House. Since 2009 I intermittently returned to help out – on one instance, taking over management of the whole operation for a fortnight, whilst the CD was abroad. After I graduated, I was asked to return to take on a full-time role in Studio Management.
Completed an Fda in Fashion Retail Management and then a BA (Hons) in Fashion Management at London College of Fashion.